Ratepayer and Residents NZ
The Federation of Ratepayer Associations of New Zealand.
Most recently updated 26th of July, 2020.
Our first Annual General Meeting was held on Saturday the 25th of July 2020 at the Massey-Birdwood Settlers' Hall in west Auckland,
Related information, links and attachments are available on our 2020 AGM page. Minutes will be made available therein.
Jane Johnston (Chair) has made some notes on things Ratepayer Associations need to get busy with to make sure our councils are engaging with their ratepayers to provide appropriate responses to the new challenges that we are likely to face after the Covid-19 lock-down
This Ratepayers and Residents' website, e-mail address and associated facebook page and group were created back in June 2015 to enable ratepayers and residents throughout New Zealand to locate their - and others' Ratepayer and Residents' Associations in order that we can all communicate and work together.
To find out if there is a Ratepayer and Residents Association in your area go to the Regional Council tabs above and scroll down to your own Local Territorial Authority.
The objectives of the Association are to:-
• Establish, facilitate and enable a nation-wide network of ratepayer and resident
• Support ratepayers and residents associations of New Zealand;
• Prepare and disseminate civics education, and information about the work of local
authorities and of Government as it affects ratepayers (for example, in delegating or
devolving powers and functions to local authorities);
• Undertake research and otherwise prepare information and advice for ratepayers
associations about practices in the work of local authorities;
• Provide an advisory service to ratepayers associations;
• Distribute information about the work and performance of local authorities;
• Provide a one-stop-shop or repository of information and advice for ratepayers
• Provide a communications role on behalf of ratepayers associations in national matters of
relevance to ratepayers;
• Be the national organisation able to pool and share resources and efforts to investigate
matters of public interest with regards the functions, powers and work of local authorities
(i.e. councils, in their various types).
Alan Preston ( Secretary )