Māori Land Court

SILNA Hāwea / Wānaka UPDATE: Updated Potential Owners list September 2021 is now available on our SILNA - Hāwea / Wānaka page.

New Judges Announcement: The Māori Land Court are pleased to announce our newest Judges, which is now available on our He Kārere page.

COVID-19 UPDATE: The Māori Land Court has set protocols outlining how the Court will operate under all COVID-19 Alert Levels, which are all available on our He Kārere page. On 7 September 2021, Chief Judge Isaac updated the Māori Land Court protocol for COVID-19 Alert Level 2. *Please note, the Taitokerau Office (Whangarei), Waikato-Maniapoto Office (Hamilton) and Auckland Information Office will continue to operate under Covid-19 Level 3 protocol for the duration of lockdown.

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.

  • 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 »

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