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Rates are the main way the council funds activities and services for the community.

Each household is rated according to the value of their property. This means we all pitch in to pay for water services, road maintenance, animal management, swimming pools, libraries, parks, sportsgrounds and much more.

In Whanganui we also have a number of unique assets to maintain through rates, including Rotokawau Virginia Lake, Bason Botanic Gardens, Cooks Gardens Stadium and Event Centre, Whanganui War Memorial Centre, the Durie Hill elevator, the Sarjeant Gallery te Whare o Rehua, the Royal Whanganui Opera House, NZ Glassworks Te Whare Tūhua o Te Ao and the Whanganui Regional Museum. 

View the 2023 rates newsletter(PDF, 238KB)