Maori Land Court

1st Tuesday of each month - 12:00 to 2:00pm

John or Mike come out once a month for any of our residents who wish to pursue knowledge, help or information regarding land their whanau may be involved with.

This clinic provides information to clients about processes and procedures of Maori Land Court, assisting clients lodge applications, assisting client’s research whakapapa, providing information to clients about their Maori Land interests such as ownership lists and management structures.

The Māori Land Court (Te Kooti Whenua Māori) is a business unit within the Ministry of Justice. It plays an important role in the administration of Māori land in accordance with the provisions of Te Ture Whenua Maori Act 1993 (the Act).

The Māori Land Court endeavours to assist Māori landowners to promote the retention, use, development and control of Māori land as taonga tuku iho by Māori owners, their whānau, their hapū and their descendants through the delivery of core services which include:

  • timely preparation and processing of applications to the Māori Land Court and Māori Appellate Court;
  • the provision of timely and accurate information and advice from the Māori Land Court record; and
  • the provision of proactive advisory services and initiatives.

Five percent of land in New Zealand, about 1.47 million hectares, is now designated as Māori freehold land.