Proposed Rates Remission & Postponement Policy - Māori Freehold Land

Submissions closed on 06 May 2022, 04:30 PM

Maori Freehold Land policy consultation

We asked for feedback on the changes we have made to the two rates remission and postponement policies for Māori freehold land:

  1. Policy 21/114 Remission of Rates on Māori Freehold Land
  2. Policy 21/115 Postponement of Rates on Māori Freehold Land 

Consultation document - Māori Freehold Land(PDF, 400KB)

Rates relief for Māori Freehold Land is partially provided by Schedule 1 of Local Government (Rating) Act 2022 (LGRA) allowing for land to be non-rateable.

This includes land that is:

  • Māori burial ground
  • Māori customary land
  • marae
  • used for the purposes of a meeting place
  • on which a meeting house is erected
  • is subject to a Ngā Whenua Rāhui kawenata under section 77A of the Reserves Act 1977 or section 27A of the Conservation Act 1987
  • is Heritage New Zealand Pouhere Taonga
  • is a Māori reservation held for the common use and benefit of the people of New Zealand under section 340 of Te Ture Whenua Maori Act 1993
  • is unused rating unit of Māori freehold land.

Hearings are currently scheduled for 17 May 2022.

Feedback closed on Friday, 6 May 2022.