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. On 15 February 2021, Chief Judge Isaac updated the Māori Land Court protocol for COVID-19 Level 2. For more information you can read our current COVID-19 Level 1 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: Changes to Te Ture Whenua Maori 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.
The Māori Land Court now offers access to free, tikanga-based mediation services to assist parties to resolve issues about Māori land in private and out of court.
If your application is found to be simple and uncontested it can now be decided by a Registrar of the Māori Land Court, without a court sitting.
What is Māori land and how the transfer of shares from a deceased owner to their descendants and beneficiaries works.
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.
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.
The legislation under which we operate, plus find our judgments for the Māori Land Court and the Māori Appellate Court.
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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