Council, 26 June 2015.

The City contains a number of Maori Land properties which are either unoccupied and unimproved or partially occupied.  In some cases these are creating a significant rating burden on the Maori owners who often do not have the means nor, in some cases, the desire to make economic use of the land.  Often this is because of the nature of the ownership, because the land has some special significance which would make it undesirable to develop or reside on, or is isolated and marginal in quality.

The Council has recognised that the nature of Maori Land is different to General Land and has formulated this policy to deal with those differences.

For full details please see the Remission and Postponement Policy of Rates on Maori Freehold Land from the Long Term Plan 2015-25 [PDF, 2.2 MB]