Hearing dates & venues

Our court sits monthly at different venues across the country. Each district of the Māori Land Court holds at least one hearing at their local office and travels to alternative venues within their district.

Annual hearing dates are confirmed in October of each year, for hearings in the following year, and are published from December.

The hearings on this page are for 2021 and are listed by district, date and venue:

Māori Appellate Court hearings are normally held over a one week period every 3 months at the Māori Land Court office closest to the land in question.

Each sitting has a pānui closing date – this is the date that you must have your completed application to us so it can be set down for hearing at the venue of your choice.

Find out more in our national pānui

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MLC hearing at Hamilton

Hearing dates in the Taitokerau District of the Māori Land Court

Venue Sitting Date Pānui Closing Dates
Whangārei 18 January 2022 17 November 2021
Whangārei 19 January 2022 17 November 2021
Auckland (South) 20 January 2022 17 November 2021
Auckland (South) 21 January 2022 17 November 2021
Kaikohe 25 January 2022 17 November 2021
Kaikohe 26 January 2022 17 November 2021
Kaitaia 27 January 2022 17 November 2021
Kaitaia 28 January 2022 17 November 2021
Whangārei 15 February 2022 08 December 2021
Whangārei 16 February 2022 08 December 2021
Auckland (North) 17 February 2022 08 December 2021
Auckland (North) 18 February 2022 08 December 2021
Kaikohe  22 February 2022 08 December 2021
Kaikohe 23 February 2022 08 December 2021
Whangārei 15 March 2022 12 January 2022
Whangārei 16 March 2022 12 January 2022
Auckland (South) 17 March 2022 12 January 2022
Auckland (South) 18 March 2022 12 January 2022
Kaikohe 22 March 2022 12 January 2022
Kaikohe 23 March 2022 12 January 2022
Kaitaia 24 March 2022 12 January 2022
Kaitaia 25 March 2022 12 January 2022
Whangārei 11 April 2022 16 February 2022
Whangārei 12 April 2022 16 February 2022
Auckland (North) 13 April 2022 16 February 2022
Auckland (North) 14 April 2022 16 February 2022
Kaikohe 19 April 2022 16 February 2022
Kaikohe 20 April 2022 16 February 2022
Whangārei 17 May 2022 16 March 2022
Whangārei 18 May 2022 16 March 2022
Auckland (South) 19 May 2022 16 March 2022
Auckland (South) 20 May 2022 16 March 2022
Kaikohe 24 May 2022 16 March 2022
Kaikohe 25 May 2022 16 March 2022
Kaitaia 26 May 2022 16 March 2022
Kaitaia 27 May 2022 16 March 2022
Whangārei 21 June 2022 13 April 2022
Whangārei 22 June 2022 13 April 2022
Auckland (North) 23 June 2022 13 April 2022
Auckland (North) 24 June 2022 13 April 2022
Kaikohe 28 June 2022 13 April 2022
Kaikohe 29 June 2022 13 April 2022
Whangārei 19 July 2022 11 May 2022
Whangārei  20 July 2022 11 May 2022
Auckland (South) 21 July 2022 11 May 2022
Auckland (South) 22 July 2022 11 May 2022
Kaikohe 26 July 2022 11 May 2022
Kaikohe 27 July 2022 11 May 2022
Kaitaia 28 July 2022 11 May 2022
Kaitaia 29 July 2022 11 May 2022
Kaikohe 23 August 2022 15 June 2022
Kaikohe 24 August 2022 15 June 2022
Whangārei 29 August 2022 15 June 2022
Auckland (North) 30 August 2022 15 June 2022
Whangārei 20 September 2022 13 July 2022
Whangārei 21 September 2022 13 July 2022
Auckland (South) 22 September 2022 13 July 2022
Auckland (South) 23 September 2022 13 July 2022
Kaikohe 27 September 2022 13 July 2022
Kaikohe 28 September 2022 13 July 2022
Kaitaia 29 September 2022 13 July 2022
Kaitaia 30 September 2022 13 July 2022
Whangārei 18 October 2022 10 August 2022
Whangārei 19 October 2022 10 August 2022
Auckland (North) 20 October 2022 10 August 2022
Auckland (North) 21 October 2022 10 August 2022
Kaikohe 26 October 2022 10 August 2022
Kaikohe 27 October 2022 10 August 2022
Kaikohe 22 November 2022 14 September 2022
Kaikohe 23 November 2022 14 September 2022
Kaitaia 24 November 2022 14 September 2022
Kaitaia 25 November 2022 14 September 2022
Whangārei 28 November 2022 14 September 2022
Whangārei 29 November 2022 14 September 2022
Auckland (South) 30 November 2022 14 September 2022
Auckland (South) 01 December 2022 14 September 2022
Kaikohe 13 December 2022 12 October 2022
Kaikohe 14 December 2022 12 October 2022

Sitting dates subject to the availability of courtrooms

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Hearing dates in the Waikato-Maniapoto District of the Māori Land Court

Venue Sitting Date Pānui Closing Dates
Thames 25 January 2022 17 November 2021
Tauranga 26 January 2022 17 November 2021
Tauranga 27 January 2022 17 November 2021
Hamilton 1 February 2022 8 December 2021
Hamilton 2 February 2022 8 December 2021
Hamilton 3 February 2022 8 December 2021
Te Kūiti 22 February 2022 8 December 2021
Tauranga 23 February 2022 8 December 2021
Tauranga 24 February 2022 8 December 2021
Hamilton 1 March 2022 12 January 2022
Hamilton 2 March 2022 12 January 2022
Hamilton 3 March 2022 12 January 2022
Thames 22 March 2022 12 January 2022
Tauranga 23 March 2022 12 January 2022
Tauranga 24 March 2022 12 January 2022
Te Kūiti 5 April 2022 16 February 2022
Tauranga 6 April 2022 16 February 2022
Tauranga 7 April 2022 16 February 2022
Hamilton 19 April 2022 16 February 2022
Hamilton 20 April 2022 16 February 2022
Hamilton  21 April 2022 16 February 2022
Hamilton 3 May 2022 16 March 2022
Hamilton 4 May 2022 16 March 2022
Hamilton 5 May 2022 16 March 2022
Thames 24 May 2022 16 March 2022
Tauranga 25 May 2022 16 March 2022
Tauranga 26 May 2022 16 March 2022
Hamilton 7 June 2022 13 April 2022
Hamilton 8 June 2022 13 April 2022
Hamilton 9 June 2022 13 April 2022
Te Kūiti 28 June 2022 13 April 2022
Tauranga 29 June 2022 13 April 2022
Tauranga 30 June 2022 13 April 2022
Hamilton 5 July 2022 11 May 2022
Hamilton 6 July 2022 11 May 2022
Hamilton 7 July 2022 11 May 2022
Thames 26 July 2022 11 May 2022
Tauranga 27 July 2022 11 May 2022
Tauranga 28 July 2022 11 May 2022
Hamilton 2 August 2022 15 June 2022
Hamilton 3 August 2022 15 June 2022
Hamilton 4 August 2022 15 June 2022
Te Kūiti 23 August 2022 15 June 2022
Tauranga 24 August 2022 15 June 2022
Tauranga 25 August 2022 15 June 2022
Hamilton 6 September 2022 13 July 2022
Hamilton 7 September 2022 13 July 2022
Hamilton 8 September 2022 13 July 2022
Thames 27 September 2022 13 July 2022
Tauranga 28 September 2022 13 July 2022
Tauranga 29 September 2022 13 July 2022
Hamilton 4 October 2022 10 August 2022
Hamilton 5 October 2022 10 August 2022
Hamilton 6 October 2022 10 August 2022
Te Kūiti 25 October 2022 10 August 2022
Tauranga 26 October 2022 10 August 2022
Tauranga 27 October 2022 10 August 2022
Hamilton 1 November 2022 14 September 2022
Hamilton 2 November 2022 14 September 2022
Hamilton 3 November 2022 14 September 2022
Thames 22 November 2022 14 September 2022
Tauranga 23 November 2022 14 September 2022
Tauranga 24 November 2022 14 September 2022
Hamilton 6 December 2022 12 October 2022
Hamilton 7 December 2022 12 October 2022
Hamilton 8 December 2022 12 October 2022
Te Kūiti 13 December 2022 12 October 2022
Tauranga 14 December 2022 12 October 2022
Tauranga 15 December 2022 12 October 2022

 

Hearing dates in the Waiariki

Venue Sitting Date Pānui Closing Date
Rotorua 24 January 2022 17 November 2021
Rotorua 25 January 2022 17 November 2021
Taupō 14 February 2022 8 December 2021
Whakatāne 15 February 2022 8 December 2021
Rotorua 16 February 2022 8 December 2021
Rotorua 17 February 2022 8 December 2021
Ōpōtiki  1 March 2022 12 January 2022
Rotorua 2 March 2022 12 January 2022
Rotorua 3 March 2022 12 January 2022
Whakatāne 5 April 2022 16 February 2022
Rotorua 6 April 2022 16 February 2022
Rotorua 7 April 2022 16 February 2022
Taupō 2 May 2022 16 March 2022
Ōpōtiki  3 May 2022 16 March 2022
Rotorua 4 May 2022 16 March 2022
Rotorua 5 May 2022 16 March 2022
Rotorua 1 June 2022 13 April 2022
Rotorua 2 June 2022 13 April 2022
Rotorua 3 June 2022 13 April 2022
Whakatāne 7 June 2022 13 April 2022
Ōpōtiki  5 July 2022 11 May 2022
Rotorua 6 July 2022 11 May 2022
Rotorua 7 July 2022 11 May 2022
Whakatāne 1 August 2022 15 June 2022
Taupō 2 August 2022 15 June 2022
Rotorua 3 August 2022 15 June 2022
Rotorua 4 August 2022 15 June 2022
Ōpōtiki  6 September 2022 13 July 2022
Rotorua 7 September 2022 13 July 2022
Rotorua 8 September 2022 13 July 2022
Whakatāne 4 October 2022 10 August 2022
Rotorua 5 October 2022 10 August 2022
Rotorua 6 October 2022 10 August 2022
Rotorua 1 November 2022 14 September 2022
Rotorua 2 November 2022 14 September 2022
Rotorua 3 November 2022 14 September 2022
Ōpōtiki  14 November 2022 14 September 2022
Taupō 15 November 2022 14 September 2022
Whakatāne 6 December 2022 12 October 2022
Rotorua 7 December 2022 12 October 2022
Rotorua 8 December 2022 12 October 2022

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Hearing dates in the Tairāwhiti District of the Māori Land Court

Venue  Sitting Date Pānui Closing Date
Gisborne 27 January 2022 08 December 2021
Ruatoria 28 January 2022 08 December 2021
Wairoa 17 February 2022 08 December 2021
Gisborne 04 March 2022 12 January 2022
Wairoa 17 March 2022 12 January 2022
Gisborne 04 April 2022 16 February 2022
Ruatoria 06 April 2022 16 February 2022
Gisborne 02 May 2022 16 March 2022
Wairoa 05 May 2022 16 March 2022
Gisborne 01 June 2022 13 April 2022
Ruatoria 02 June 2022 13 April 2022
Wairoa 16 June 2022 13 April 2022
Gisborne  01 July 2022 11 May 2022
Wairoa 07 July 2022 11 May 2022
Ruatoria 04 August 2022 15 June 2022
Gisborne 05 August 2022 15 June 2022
Wairoa 25 August 2022 15 June 2022
Gisborne 01 September 2022 13 July 2022
Wairoa 15 September 2022 13 July 2022
Ruatoria 03 October 2022 10 August 2022
Gisborne 04 October 2022 10 August 2022
Wairoa 20 October 2022 10 August 2022
Gisborne 01 November 2022 14 September 2022
Wairoa 03 November 2022 14 September 2022
Gisborne 30 November 2022 12 October 2022
Wairoa 01 December 2022 12 October 2022
Ruatoria 02 December 2022 12 October 2022

Ruatoria venues and sittings to be confirmed

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Hearing dates in the Tākitimu District of the Māori Land Court

Venue Sitting Date Pānui Closing Date
Hastings 26 January 2022 08 December 2021
Hastings 02 March 2022 12 January 2022
Masterton 03 March 2022 12 January 2022
Hastings 01 April 2022 16 February 2022
Hastings 29 April 2022 16 March 2022
Hastings 01 June 2022 13 April 2022
Masterton 02 June 2022 13 April 2022
Hastings 06 July 2022 11 May 2022
Hastings 03 August 2022 15 June 2022
Hastings 07 September 2022 13 July 2022
Masterton 08 September 2022 13 July 2022
Hastings 05 October 2022 10 August 2022
Hastings 02 November 2022 14 September 2022
Hastings 30 November 2022 12 October 2022
Masterton 01 December 2022 12 October 2022

Hearing dates in the Aotea District of the Māori Land Court

 

Venue Sitting Date Pānui Closing Date
Turangi 17 January 2022 17 November 2021
Whanganui 18 January 2022 17 November 2021
Levin 20 January 2022 17 November 2021
Porirua 21 January 2022 17 November 2021
Palmerston North 27 January 2022 17 November 2021
Whanganui 15 February 2022 08 December 2021
Hāwera 17 February 2022 08 December 2021
New Plymouth 18 February 2022 08 December 2021
Whanganui 15 March 2022 12 January 2022
Levin 17 March 2022 12 January 2022
Taumarunui 21 March 2022 12 January 2022
Palmerston North 24 March 2022 12 January 2022
Porirua 25 March 2022 12 January 2022
Turangi 19 April 2022 16 February 2022
Whanganui 20 April 2022 16 February 2022
Hāwera 21 April 2022 16 February 2022
New Plymouth 22 April 2022 16 February 2022
Whanganui 17 May 2022 16 March 2022
Levin 19 May 2022 16 March 2022
Poriurua 20 May 2022 16 March 2022
Palmerston North 26 May 2022 16 March 2022
Taumarunui 13 June 2022 13 April 2022
Whanganui 21 June 2022 13 April 2022
Hāwera 22 June 2022 13 April 2022
New Plymouth 23 June 2022 13 April 2022
Turangi 18 July 2022 11 May 2022
Whanganui  19 July 2022 11 May 2022
Levin 21 July 2022 11 May 2022
Porirua 22 July 2022 11 May 2022
Palmerston North 27 July 2022 11 May 2022
Whanganui 09 August 2022 15 June 2022
Hāwera 11 August 2022 15 June 2022
New Plymouth 12 August 2022 15 June 2022
Taumarunui 12 September 2022 13 July 2022
Palmerston North 15 September 2022 13 July 2022
Whanganui 20 September 2022 13 July 2022
Levin 22 September 2022 13 July 2022
Porirua 23 September 2022 13 July 2022
Turangi 17 October 2022 10 August 2022
Whanganui 18 October 2022 10 August 2022
Hāwera 20 October 2022 10 August 2022
New Plymouth 21 October 2022 10 August 2022
Whanganui 15 November 2022 14 September 2022
Levin 17 November 2022 14 September 2022
Porirua 18 November 2022 14 September 2022
Palmerston North 24 November 2022 14 September 2022
Taumarunui 12 December 2022 12 October 2022
Whanganui 13 December 2022 12 October 2022
Hāwera 15 December 2022 12 October 2022
New Plymouth 16 December 2022 12 October 2022

Hearing dates in the Te Waipounamu District of the Māori Land Court

Venue Sitting Date Pānui Closing Date
Nelson 26 January 2022 08 December 2021
Blenheim 27 January 2022 08 December 2021
Christchurch 24 February 2022 08 December 2021
Christchurch 03 March 2022 12 January 2022
Invercargill 16 March 2022 12 January 2022
Dunedin 17 March 2022 12 January 2022
Christchurch 12 April 2022 16 February 2022
Christchurch 05 May 2022 16 March 2022
Nelson 25 May 2022 16 March 2022
Blenheim 26 May 2022 16 March 2022
Christchurch 09 June 2022 13 April 2022
Christchurch 07 July 2022 11 May 2022
Invercargill  20 July 2022 11 May 2022
Dunedin 21 July 2022 11 May 2022
Christchurch 04 August 2022 15 June 2022
Christchurch 08 September 2022 13 July 2022
Blenheim 21 September 2022 13 July 2022
Nelson 22 September 2022 13 July 2022
Christchurch 06 October 2022 10 August 2022
Chatham Islands 19 October 2022 10 August 2022
Christchurch 17 November 2022 14 September 2022
Invercargill 23 November 2022 14 September 2022
Dunedin 24 November 2022 14 September 2022
Christchurch 15 December 2022 12 October 2022


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Hearing dates of Te Kooti Pīra Māori – the Māori Appellate Court

Sitting Period Closing Date for lodgement of Appeals
7 - 11 February 2022 03 November 2021
9 - 13 May 2022 11 February 2022
15 - 19 August 2022 13 May 2022
7 - 11 November 2022 19 August 2022
07 - 10 February 2023 OR 13 - 17 February 2023 11 November 2022

Note: Actual venues, dates and times to be advised

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