Māori Land Court

LEGISLATION UPDATE: Changes to Te Ture Whenua Māori Act 1993 came into force on 6 February 2021. These changes introduce new and improved Māori Land Court services. Find out more here: 
New Māori Land Court services and legislation changes

Haere mai rā e te moko tangata, koutou ngā wehi o te whenua.
Hokahōkai ana ō waewae ki te pakirau o tēnei whare, awhe mai ana ki te hau kainga, ki te pou herenga tangata, ki te pou herenga whenua, ki te pou whare kōrero, ki te pae o Te Kooti e.
Ka tūwhera Te Kooti!

If you own or have an interest in Māori land, the Māori Land Court is a judicial forum through which you can interact with other owners or interested people about the current and future use, ownership, occupation and/or management of Māori land.

  • COVID-19 Information »

    The Māori Land Court has set protocols outlining how the Court will operate under the COVID-19 Protection Framework and provide information on Relief for Māori Land entities, under the COVID-19 Response (Management Measures) Legislation Act 2021 which amended the 2020 Act and created new relief period running from 3 November 2021 to 30 April 2022.

  • Your Māori land  »

    What is Māori land and how the transfer of shares from a deceased owner to their descendants and beneficiaries works.

  • Apply to the court »

    How to make an application to the Māori Land Court and Māori Appellate Court, including the fees and what to expect once you've made your application.

  • About the Māori Land Court »

    Our role is to provide a court service for owners of Māori land, their whānau and their hapū to promote the retention and use of Māori land & facilitates the occupation, development and use of that land.

  • Legislation, decisions & practice notes »

    The legislation under which we operate, plus find our judgments for the Māori Land Court and the Māori Appellate Court.

  • Contact us »

    We have 9 regional offices around the country, you can contact us or drop in - you don't need an appointment.

  • SILNA - Hāwea/Wānaka »

    The Māori Land Court has released an updated working list of potential owners entitled to the Hāwea/Wānaka Substitute Land (Section 2 of 5 Block XIV Lower Wanaka Survey District) under Section 15 of the Ngāi Tahu Deed of Settlement 1997.

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