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  •   Home > News > Politics

    Extra government assistance to help low-income households pay their council rates, from Friday

    Extra government assistance to help low-income households pay their council rates, from Friday


    Local Government Minister, Nanaia Mahuta, has announced changes to the Rates Rebate Scheme.

    She says its value and income threshold will both rise, with about 100,000 ratepayers eligible.

    © 2022 Newstalk ZB, NZCity

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     Today's News

    Christchurch:
    A person has serious injuries after being hit by a car in Christchurch 4:29

    Law and Order:
    There'll be an increased Police prescence in Auckland's Clendon Park today after unidentified human remains were discovered on Thursday 4:29

    Environment:
    The Department of Conservation will be checking Rocky Bay at Waiheke island for stranded dolphins again 4:29

    International:
    FIFA to start Men's World Cup early to give host nation Qatar a prime-time kick-off 21:09

    Cricket:
    Devon Conway's encouraged by the Black Caps balance to their top order as they fine tune preparations for the Twenty20 World Cup 18:39

    Law and Order:
    Former police sergeant sentenced to more than seven years' prison for role in storming US Capitol 18:09

    Rugby League:
    A kiwi-tinged Bulldogs side are hoping to bounce back tonight against the Warriors 18:09

    Basketball:
    The Tuatara's remarkable comeback win in the NBL has served as a timely reminder for the Nelson Giants ahead of tonight's second semi final 17:29

    Law and Order:
    Australian academic Sean Turnell detained in Myanmar pleads not guilty in closed court 17:09

    Rugby League:
    Raymond Faitala-Mariner is looking forward to facing up to his old team tonight 16:49


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