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Rates Remission for ratepayers affected by Cyclone Gabrielle

Napier City Council are offering Rates Remissions to ratepayers who have been impacted by Cyclone Gabrielle.

Napier City Council will offer rates remission to cyclone-affected ratepayers. Council have approved up to $200,000 for “Remission of Rates in Response to Significant Extraordinary Circumstances” for qualifying rating units as a result of Cyclone Gabrielle on Tuesday, 14 February 2023.

Am I able to apply for a rates remission? 

  • You must have been displaced from your household as a result of flooding and/or land slip damage.
  • If you have been temporarily displaced for less than three months, you may be eligible for remission for the equivalent of two quarterly rates instalments (2022/23 rates).
  • If you have been displaced for more than three months, you may be eligible for a second remission for the full 2022/23 year. Applications for a second tranche of remissions will occur prior to 1 June 2023.

When do applications close? 

Applications will be accepted until 30 May 2023. This will be reviewed and may be extended. 

How do I apply? 

You can complete the online form or download our printable version and send to Napier City Council, 215 Hastings Street, Napier 4110, Private Bag 6010, Napier 4142 or email to


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