Every property owner in the region contributes to the work of Horizons Regional Council through their rates. There are more than 106,000 ratepayers in the Horizons Region who contribute to the growth of the region and everyone who owns a property in the Horizons Region will receive a rates invoice from us. These rates allow us to manage the Region’s natural resources now and into the future. To find out where your rates money goes, have a read of the 'Your Rates Explained' brochure.

Our region covers Ruapehu, Rangitīkei, Whanganui, Palmerston North, Horowhenua, Tararua, Manawatū and parts of Taupō, Stratford and Waitomo Districts.

We have been allocated specific responsibilities by Central Government and operate within strict legislative guidelines. We also actively consult with our communities to ensure that ratepayers’ wishes form part of our plans. We take consultation seriously and operate a very transparent form of governance.