Māori Land Court

COVID-19 UPDATE: The Māori Land Court protocols set out guidelines as to how the Court will operate in response to COVID-19. For more information you can read our current COVID-19 Level 1, COVID-19 Level 2 and COVID-19 Level 3 Protocols (Updated 12 August 2020). You can also read about relief available for Māori Land trusts, incorporations, and assembled owners affected by COVID-19

LEGISLATION UPDATE: Te Ture Whenua Maori (Succession, Dispute Resolution, and Related Matters) Amendment Act 2020 was passed on 24 July 2020 and given Royal assent on 6 August 2020. The legislation comes into effect on 6 February 2021. These changes will better support Māori land owners to connect with, and make decisions about, their whenua.

To find out what the legislation changes mean for you, visit Te Puni Kōkiri website.

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 Response Act »

    The COVID-19 Response (Requirements for Entities – Modifications and Exemptions) Act 2020 came into force on 15 May 2020.

  • 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.

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