Rates Rebate (Specified Amounts) Order 2022


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Rates Rebate (Specified Amounts) Order 2022

Rt Hon Dame Helen Winkelmann, Administrator of the Government

Order in Council

At Wellington this 7th day of June 2022

Her Excellency the Administrator of the Government in Council

This order is made under section 3(2) of the Rates Rebate Act 1973 on the advice and with the consent of the Executive Council.


1 Title

This order is the Rates Rebate (Specified Amounts) Order 2022.

2 Commencement

This order comes into force on 1 July 2022.

3 Principal Act
4 Section 3 amended (Rates rebate)


In section 3(1)(a)(ii), replace “$26,510” with “$28,080”.


In section 3(1)(b), replace “$665” with “$700”.

5 Revocation

The Rates Rebate (Specified Amounts) Order 2021 (LI 2021/141) is revoked.

6 Saving

A ratepayer’s entitlement to a rebate for a rating year ending before 1 July 2022, and the amount (if any) of that rebate, must be determined as if this order had not been made.

Michael Webster,
Clerk of the Executive Council.

Explanatory note

This note is not part of the order, but is intended to indicate its general effect.

This order, which comes into force on 1 July 2022, amends section 3(1) of the Rates Rebate Act 1973. That section provides for a rates rebate for low-income home owners.

This order—

  • increases the income threshold for a rates rebate from $26,510 to $28,080; and

  • increases the maximum rates rebate from $665 to $700.

Issued under the authority of the Legislation Act 2019.

Date of notification in Gazette: 9 June 2022.

This order is administered by the Department of Internal Affairs.