Heavy Rain Watch - What you need to know

Metservice NZ has issued a Heavy Rain Watch for the Waikato region, in place from 2am–3pm, Wednesday 1 February.

Given the large amount of rainfall that our district has experienced over the past few days, we are urging residents to continue to take care and stay aware of the conditions in their area. Further rainfall could quickly exacerbate existing slips, river levels and produce further flooding quite quickly.

Click here to read more and keep up to date.

Rates Rebate Scheme

We administer a rate rebate scheme which helps low income ratepayers with their rates account for their homes. The amount you could be entitled to, depends on a combination of your income, the amount of rates you are charged and the number of dependants you have.

The maximum rates rebate available to a ratepayer for their home on 1 July 2022 is $700

Application for the 2022/23 rating year close 30 June 2023. You cannot apply for previous year rebates.

For more information or to apply contact us on (07) 878 0800 to or email [email protected]

A rates rebate calculator is available here.

Download a rates rebate application form here (PDF 301 KB)