Discontinued use of Cheques and online banking portal

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Due to a number of credit card scams we have had to close our online payment portal provided by BNZ. As well as that, a number of New Zealand banks are discontinuing the use of cheques and cheque books, due to the changing ways their customers bank with them. This means the Council will no longer be able to accept a cheque as payment after June 15We know this is a big change for some of our community but we have a number of other payment options available, if in doubt please give us a ring to discuss the best option for you. 

You can choose from the following payment options:

  • Via direct debit. This is the easiest way to pay your rates, fill out the form (link below) and we'll set it up so you don't need to worry when your rates are due. A direct debit also avoids any late payment penalties. We can set this weekly, fortnightly, monthly or quarterly. Bank fees may apply, please contact your bank for further information on their fees and charges.
  • To set up a direct debit download the form.
    Then email it to rates@kaikoura.govt.nz or post it to
    PO Box 6 
    Kaikōura 7340
  • By automatic payment through internet banking. Our bank account details are:
    Kaikōura District Council
    Please use your Rates Valuation Reference Number found on the front of your rates notice eg: 21070/11124
  • In the office - come in and see us to pay by credit card, cash or eftpos.

Did you know you can also sign up to have your rates notice delivered via email, click here to submit your request.


17 May 2021