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You can pay your rates online using your credit card (card charges apply).

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Pay your Rates by Direct Debit

*If you want to set up a direct debit simply download the form then send it back to us by email or post.

Email: rates@kaikoura.govt.nz

Post it to:
PO Box 6
96 West End
Kaikoura 7300

*Bank fees may apply, please contact your bank for further information on their fees and charges

To pay your Rates by EFT (Internet Banking)

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Kaikoura District Council

Please use your Rates Valuation Reference Number eg: 21070/11124 This can be found on the front of your rates invoice under the address line

2017-2018 Rates Rebates

To find out if you are eligible go to  Department of Internal Affairs


To apply for a Rates Rebate please ensure you provide evidence of your earnings for the tax year from 1 April 2016 - 31 March 2017

The application form must be signed in front of an authorised Council Officer

Appointment by prior arrangement with the Rates Officer is necessary

If you have all the correct information please download the form below and call 03 319 5026 for an appointment

Rates Rebate Form 2017-2018

Fact Sheet


Rates Relief 2017/2018

If so, you are likely to be eligible for rates relief

The Council has been extended the 100% rates remission for uninhabitable property, on all rates for uninhabitable homes for the period 14 November 2016 to 30 June 2018. Residential homes that are unsafe to occupy are eligible for 100% rates remission, and farm buildings and commercial property that is unsafe to occupy are eligible for rates remission on the improvement value (that means those farms and commercial properties will be rated as if they were bare land, subject to terms and conditions). Rates remission applies for the period of time that the building is unable to be used - or until demolition, or sale as-is.

We are doing our best to contact landowners known to be eligible, but we may not have your contact details if you no longer live at your usual address.

Ratepayers of uninhabitable properties are asked to apply for rates relief, in writing to the Council, download the forms below and drop into the Council office at Level 2, 96 West End, Kaikoura or email rates@kaikoura.govt

Rates Relief Fact Sheet

Rates Relief Application Form

When are my Rates Due?

Rates are due quarterly on the following dates:

20 September
20 December
20 March
20 June

Further Information

For information about your rates bill or any other enquiries about your rates, please email rates@kaikoura.govt.nz.