Please note the processing time for all Property File Requests (both online and offline) received after Thursday 14 December 2023 may be extended due to the way in which response times are measured during this period.
What does this mean?
The days between 20 December in any year and ending with 10 January in the following year are not deemed as working days. Horowhenua District Council is therefore not obligated to process Property File Requests during this period.
Will the Property File Request be accepted?
The answer is "yes", if all of the information provided on the application form is correct. However, Council operates with reduced staffing levels during this period. As the period of 20 December and 10 January is not deemed as working days (please see (c) below), your Property File Request may not progress during this period.
Definition of a Working Day
The definition of a working day in the Local Government Official Information and Meetings Act 1987 is any day of the week other than:
(a) Saturday, Sunday, Good Friday, Easter Monday, ANZAC Day, Labour Day, the Sovereign's Birthday and Waitangi Day; and
(b) The day observed as the provincial anniversary day in the area in question; and
(c) A day in the period commencing with the 20th day of December in any year and ending with the 10th day of January in the following year.