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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.

This page is under construction (and being updated regularly). Please contact Council on (06) 838 7309 if you require more information.

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 28 August 2023
2 1 October to 31 December 20 November 2023
3 1 January to 31 March 20 February 2024
4 1 April to 30 June 20 May 2024

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 29 August 2023
2 21 November 2023
3 21 February 2024
4 21 May 2024

Metered Water - due dates for payment

Instalment No Metered Water due dates
1 20 September 2023
2 20 December 2023
3 20 March 2024
4 20 June 2024

Metered Water - penalties

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

Instalment No Penalty Date
1 21 September 2023
2 21 December 2023
3 21 March 2024
4 21 June 2024

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 1 July 2024. This penalty will be added on 2 July 2024.

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).

Cash or EFTPOS

Direct Debit

  • Weekly or fortnightly payments every 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 4 July 2023.


For more information please contact the Wairoa District Council.

+64 6 838 7309


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