COVID-19 Relief for Māori Land Entities

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

This Act provides temporary relief for a range of governance entities who are unable to meet statutory obligations or the obligations in their constitution or rules because of the COVID-19 outbreak.

The initial period was extended by Order in Council(external link) to 31 March 2021. The Covid-19 Response (Management Measures) Legislation Act 2021(external link) amended the 2020 Act and created a new relief period running from 3 November 2021 to 30 April 2022.

The Act covers Māori land trusts, Māori incorporations, Māori reservations, and groups of assembled owners (along with a wide range of other entities). Guides for these types of entities, to explain how the Act can help you and what you need to do are now available here:

For more information:

Public Register

Under section 22(2)(b) of the Act, the Chief Registrar of the Māori Land Court, in addition to updating the Court Record, may make certain particulars available about notices which have been recevied from eligible entities exercising permitted activities under the Act.

The following register sets out the particulars of notices received by the Chief Registrar under the Act:

District Applicant Block Trust Authority Particulars

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