The Rates Rebate Scheme was established by the Government through the Rates Rebate Act 1973 and the criteria given affect to by the Rates Rebate Order 2006 and the Rates Rebate (Specified Amounts) Order 2008.
The scheme is administered by Horowhenua District Council on behalf of the Department of Internal Affairs. The scheme's purpose is to provide a subsidy to low-income homeowners and ratepayers on the cost of their rates. The level of your rates, income and whether you have any dependents will all have a bearing on whether you qualify for a rebate or not.
Applications closed for Rates Rebates Scheme 2020/2021
Applications for the 2020/2021 rating year closed on 30 June 2021.
We expect to open applications for the 2021/2022 year in late August 2021.