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Rates Due Dates and Payment OptionsNgā Utu Tārewa

Wairoa District Council resolves that rates (other than water by meter targeted rates) will be invoiced in quarterly instalments over the whole of the district.

Rates - due dates for payment

Rates, other than water by meter targeted rates, are invoiced in quarterly instalment. Due dates for payment are:

Instalment No Rating Period Covered Rates Due Dates
1 1 July to 30 September 20 August 2020
2 1 October to 31 December 20 November 2020
3 1 January to 31 March 20 February 2021
4 1 April to 30 June 20 May 2021

Ratepayers are entitled to pay the whole or any part of subsequent instalments of rates for the rating year in addition to the amount now due.

Rates - penalties

A charge of 10 per cent will be added to any portion of rates which remains unpaid after the due date of each instalment. The penalty will be added on the following dates:

Instalment No Penalty Date
1 21 August 2020
2 21 November 2020
3 21 February 2021
4 21 May 2021

Metered Water - due dates for payment

Instalment No Metered Water due dates
1 21 September 2020
2 21 December 2020
3 19 March 2021
4 21 June 2021

Metered Water - penalties

Penalties will be added to unpaid water by meter rates on the following dates:

Instalment No Penalty Date
1 23 September 2020
2 23 December 2020
3 23 March 2021
4 22 June 2021

A further penalty of 10% will be added to any portion of rates or metered water unpaid (including previously applied penalties) in previous financial years which are still unpaid by 5 July 2021. This penalty will be added on 6 July 2021.

Payment rates

Rates can be paid at Council's office, located on Coronation Square, Queen Street, Wairoa between 8.00am and 4.30pm Monday to Friday (except public holidays or otherwise notified).

Cheque, Cash or EFTPOS

Direct Debit

  • Weekly or fortnightly payments every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday night.
  • Monthly payments every 20th of the month
  • Three monthly payments every due date
  • Annually on 20th August

Automatic Payment or Direct Credit

  • Weekly, fortnightly, monthly or three monthly payment on a day suitable to your banking needs.

Internet Banking or Telebanking

Councils bank account details are as follows:

Name of Bank: Westpac
Branch: Wairoa
Account Details: 03-0785-0070470-000

Ratepayer details must be shown so that Council can tell who made payment:

Particulars: Surname and first letter of christian name e.g JONES R
Code: Valuation Roll Number e.g 08700-12400 (EXAMPLE ONLY)
Reference: Account Type e.g RATES


A 10% penalty will be added to any portion of the current instalment of rates not paid on or before the due date.

A second penalty of 10% will be added to all rates, charges and penalties not paid by 6 July 2020.


For more information please contact the Wairoa District Council.

+64 6 838 7309


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