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TRP Appeals Panel helping people challenge decisions about property taxes

All the info

In brief…

TRP is a tax paid annually by each property owner. 

If an owner doesn’t agree with a TRP assessment, she or he can appeal to the Cadastre within 28 days. If that doesn’t resolve the issue, the person can appeal to an independent body, the TRP Appeals Panel.

When an appeal is received, three members are selected from the pool of eight on the Panel to form a Tribunal.

The Tribunal holds a hearing at which they hear evidence from the person making the appeal and Cadastre officers. The Tribunal makes a decision based on the evidence, which often includes a visit to the site.

From time to time, the Panel advertises for new members to replace people who have stood down.

The Panel is looking to create a team that has a diversity of experience and skills. Experience gained in property management, surveying, law or business, would be beneficial.

You will need to enjoy studying and interpreting complex information, in both written and verbal forms, to pinpoint the key facts of the case.

The number of cases brought to the TRP Appeals Panel is not high. There has only been one full hearing in the last three years.

There’s much more…

To read about the TRP Appeals Panel in detail, click the ‘download info as pdf’ button below.  Or change over to a laptop or tablet.

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Miriam Makeba - South Africa

Nominated by: Christine James

Zenzile Miriam Makeba (1932 to 2008), nicknamed Mama Africa, was a South African singer, songwriter, actress, United Nations goodwill ambassador, and civil rights activist. Associated with musical genres including Afropop, jazz, and world music, she was an advocate against apartheid and white-minority government in South Africa. In 2020 she was named one of Time magazine’s 100 women of the century. 

South Africa is ranked 12th in the world for percentage of women in national parliament: 45.8% (source: data.ipu.org) 

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The original image “The Hague Jazz 2008 – Miriam Makeba” by Haags Uitburo is licensed under CC BY-NC-SA 2.0. 

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Jacinda Ardern - New Zealand

Nominated by: Martin Lock

Jacinda Ardern (born 1980) has served as prime minister of New Zealand and leader of the Labour Party since 2017. In 2019, she led the country through the aftermath of the Christchurch mosque shootings, rapidly introducing strict gun laws in response, and throughout 2020 she directed the country’s widely praised response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Ardern was the world’s second elected head of government to give birth in office when her daughter was born in 2018. ‘An inspiring Prime Minister who brought a nation together with true leadership, empathy and compassion.’

New Zealand is ranked 4th in the world for percentage of women in national parliament: 48.3% (source: data.ipu.org) 

Other iconic women: Dame Whina Cooper, nominated by Claire Fisher, and Kate Sheppard, nominated by Anna Cooper.

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