What do my Regional Council rates pay for? 22 May 2022 20:27 Updated Your Regional Council rates help pay for the work we’ve said we’ll do in our Long Term Plan and/or Annual Plans. Related articles What work do you do in my city or district? Why do I have to pay rates to two councils – you and my city/district council? How do you decide how your work is funded? When will invoices be sent out? How can I find out what my rates were last year?