Section 36

In a nutshell, Section 36 charges are consent holders’ contribution (under Section 36[1] of the Resource Management Act 1991) to funding two main areas.

The first is the monitoring of consents across the region to ensure those who have consents are using them as they should be. The second is contributing a 30 percent share to the science and research of the region’s water resources.

Our region uses water for farming, industry, recreation and day to day life. The use of this precious resource underpins our region’s towns and economy, however, we must use it in a way that is sustainable and maintains our natural 
environment. We achieve this through science, research and environmental monitoring activities to help us determine how water is allocated, how quality can be maintained and improved, and how the resource is changing over time.

This work involves measuring river flows, groundwater levels, rainfall levels and water quality, and using this information to report, manage, analyse and support decisions that are made about this valuable resource.

View our Section 36 FAQs for further information, or read the Section 36 brochure here

Ways to Pay Your Section 36 Invoice

Pay at the counter

Payments can be made at any of our offices listed below, using EFTPOS, cash, or cheque.

Palmerston North Regional House, 11-15 Victoria Avenue, Palmerston North

Whanganui Regional House
181 Guyton Street

Marton service centre
Hammond Street

Woodville service centre
corner Vogel (SH2) and Tay Streets

Internet banking

To pay via internet banking log on to your internet banking site. Set up a new payment and select Horizons Regional Council - Debtors from your bill payee options, or manually type in our account number, 02-0630-0024883-003. You may need to contact your bank to set this up. Please ensure you use your customer number as reference.

Post a cheque

Please make cheques payable to Horizons Regional Council. Make sure you also include the payment slip from the bottom of your invoice. Please send your cheques to:

Horizons Regional Council,
Private Bag 11025,
Manawatū Mail Centre,
Palmerston North 4442