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 2018 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 Date
Whangārei 22 March 2021 13 January 2021
Whangārei 23 March 2021 13 January 2021
Auckland (North) 24 March 2021 13 January 2021
Auckland (North) 25 March 2021 13 January 2021
Kaitaia 29 March 2021 13 January 2021
Kaikohe 30 March 2021 13 January 2021
Kaikohe 31 March 2021 13 January 2021
Whangārei 12 April 2021 10 February 2021
Whangārei 13 April 2021 10 February 2021
Auckland (South) 14 April 2021 10 February 2021
Auckland (South) 15 April 2021 10 February 2021
Kaikohe 19 April 2021 10 February 2021
Kaikohe 20 April 2021 10 February 2021
Kaitaia 21 April 2021 10 February 2021
Kaikohe 10 May 2021 10 March 2021
Kaikohe 11 May 2021 10 March 2021
Kaitaia 12 May 2021 10 March 2021
Whangārei 17 May 2021 10 March 2021
Whangārei 18 May 2021 10 March 2021
Auckland (North) 19 May 2021 10 March 2021
Auckland (North) 20 May 2021 10 March 2021
Whangārei 21 June 2021 14 April 2021
Whangārei 22 June 2021 14 April 2021
Auckland (South) 23 June 2021 14 April 2021
Auckland (South) 24 June 2021 14 April 2021
Kaikohe 28 June 2021 14 April 2021
Kaikohe 29 June 2021 14 April 2021
Kaitaia 30 June 2021 14 April 2021
Kaikohe 19 July 2021 12 May 2021
Kaikohe 20 July 2021 12 May 2021
Kaitaia 21 July 2021 12 May 2021
Whangārei 26 July 2021 12 May 2021
Whangārei 27 July 2021 12 May 2021
Auckland (North) 28 July 2021 12 May 2021
Auckland (North) 29 July 2021 12 May 2021
Whangārei 16 August 2021 9 June 2021
Whangārei 17 August 2021 9 June 2021
Auckland (South) 18 August 2021 9 June 2021
Auckland (South) 19 August 2021 9 June 2021
Kaikohe 23 August 2021 9 June 2021
Kaikohe 24 August 2021 9 June 2021
Kaitaia 25 August 2021 9 June 2021
Whangārei 20 September 2021 7 July 2021
Whangārei 21 September 2021 7 July 2021
Auckland (North) 22 September 2021 7 July 2021
Auckland (North) 23 September 2021 7 July 2021
Kaikohe 27 September 2021 7 July 2021
Kaikohe 28 September 2021 7 July 2021
Kaitaia 29 September 2021 7 July 2021
Whangārei 18 October 2021 11 August 2021
Whangārei 19 October 2021 11 August 2021
Auckland (South) 20 October 2021 11 August 2021
Auckland (South) 21 October 2021 11 August 2021
Kaikohe 26 October 2021 11 August 2021
Kaikohe 27 October 2021 11 August 2021
Kaitaia 28 October 2021 11 August 2021
Whangārei 22 November 2021 8 September 2021
Whangārei 23 November 2021 8 September 2021
Auckland (North) 22 November 2021 8 September 2021
Auckland (North) 25 November 2021 8 September 2021
Kaitaia 26 November 2021 8 September 2021
Kaikohe 29 November 2021 8 September 2021
Kaikohe 30 November 2021 8 September 2021
Whangārei 13 December 2021 6 October 2021
Whangārei 14 December 2021 6 October 2021
Auckland (South) 15 December 2021 6 October 2021
Auckland (South) 16 December 2021 6 October 2021
Kaitaia 17 December 2021 6 October 2021
Kakohe 20 December 2021 6 October 2021
Kaikohe 21 December 2021 6 October 2021

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

 

Venue Sitting Date Pānui Closing Date
Hamilton 2 March 2021 13 January 2021
Hamilton 3 March 2021 13 January 2021
Hamilton 4 March 2021 13 January 2021
Te Kūiti 23 March 2021 13 January 2021
Tauranga 24 March 2021 13 January 2021
Tauranga 25 March 2021 13 January 2021
Thames 30 March 2021 13 January 2021
Tauranga 1 April 2021 10 February 2021
Tauranga 2 April 2021 10 February 2021
Te Kūiti 5 April 2021 10 February 2021
Hamilton 6 April 2021 10 February 2021
Hamilton 7 April 2021 10 February 2021
Hamilton 8 April 2021 10 February 2021
Hamilton 4 May 2021 10 March 2021
Hamilton 5 May 2021 10 March 2021
Hamilton 6 May 2021 10 March 2021
Te Kūiti 24 May 2021 10 March 2021
Thames 25 May 2021 10 March 2021
Tauranga 27 May 2021 10 March 2021
Tauranga 28 May 2021 10 March 2021
Hamilton 1 June 2021 14 April 2021
Hamilton 2 June 2021 14 April 2021
Hamilton 3 June 2021 14 April 2021
Te Kūiti 15 June 2021 14 April 2021
Tauranga 16 June 2021 14 April 2021
Tauranga 17 June 2021 14 April 2021
Tauranga 1 July 2021 12 May 2021
Tauranga 2 July 2021 12 May 2021
Hamilton 6 July 2021 12 May 2021
Hamilton 7 July 2021 12 May 2021
Hamilton 8 July 2021 12 May 2021
Te Kūiti 9 July 2021 12 May 2021
Thames 27 July 2021 12 May 2021
Hamilton 10 August 2021 9 June 2021
Hamilton 11 August 2021 9 June 2021
Hamilton 12 August 2021 9 June 2021
Te Kūiti 23 August 2021 9 June 2021
Tauranga 26 August 2021 9 June 2021
Tauranga 27 August 2021 9 June 2021
Hamilton 7 September 2021 7 July 2021
Hamilton 8 September 2021 7 July 2021
Hamilton 9 September 2021 7 July 2021
Te Kūiti 24 September 2021 7 July 2021
Thames 28 September 2021 7 July 2021
Tauranga 29 September 2021 7 July 2021
Tauranga 30 September 2021 7 July 2021
Hamilton 5 October 2021 11 August 2021
Hamilton 6 October 2021 11 August 2021
Hamilton 7 October 2021 11 August 2021
Te Kūiti 21 October 2021 11 August 2021
Tauranga 27 October 2021 11 August 2021
Tauranga 28 October 2021 11 August 2021
Hamilton 2 November 2021 8 September 2021
Hamilton 3 November 2021 8 September 2021
Hamilton 4 November 2021 8 September 2021
Te Kūiti 18 November 2021 8 September 2021
Thames 23 November 2021 8 September 2021
Tauranga 29 November 2021 8 September 2021
Tauranga 30 November 2021 8 September 2021
Hamilton 1 December 2021 6 October 2021
Hamilton 2 December 2021 6 October 2021
Hamilton 3 December 2021 6 October 2021
Te Kūiti 7 December 2021 6 October 2021
Tauranga 8 December 2021 6 October 2021
Tauranga 9 December 2021 6 October 2021

Note: Te Kuiti and Thames sitting dates are subject to availability of court venue

Hearing dates in the Waiariki

Venue Sitting Date Pānui Closing Date
Rotorua 9 March 2021 13 January 2021
Rotorua 10 March 2021 13 January 2021
Rotorua 11 March 2021 13 January 2021
Ōpōtiki 16 March 2021 13 January 2021
Rotorua 6 April 2021 10 February 2021
Rotorua 7 April 2021 10 February 2021
Whakatāne 8 April 2021 10 February 2021
Ōpōtiki 11 May 2021 10 March 2021
Rotorua 12 May 2021 10 March 2021
Rotorua 13 May 2021 10 March 2021
Taupō 14 May 2021 10 March 2021
Whakatāne 1 June 2021 14 April 2021
Rotorua 2 June 2021 14 April 2021
Rotorua 3 June 2021 14 April 2021
Rotorua 4 June 2021 14 April 2021
Ōpōtiki 6 July 2021 12 May 2021
Rotorua 7 July 2021 12 May 2021
Rotorua 8 July 2021 12 May 2021
Whakatāne 17 August 2021 9 June 2021
Rotorua 18 August 2021 9 June 2021
Rotorua 19 August 2021 9 June 2021
Taupō 20 August 2021 9 June 2021
Ōpōtiki 7 September 2021 7 July 2021
Rotorua 8 September 2021 7 July 2021
Rotorua 9 September 2021 7 July 2021
Whakatāne 5 October 2021 11 August 2021
Rotorua 6 October 2021 11 August 2021
Rotorua 7 October 2021 11 August 2021
Ōpōtiki 9 November 2021 8 September 2021
Rotorua 10 November 2021 8 September 2021
Rotorua 11 November 2021 8 September 2021
Taupō 12 November 2021 8 September 2021
Rotorua 1 December 2021 6 October 2021
Rotorua 2 December 2021 6 October 2021
Rotorua 3 December 2021 6 October 2021
Whakatāne 7 December 2021 6 October 2021

Note: Whakatāne, Ōpōtiki and Taupō sitting dates are subject to the availability of court venues. In addition, the hearing of cases in Taupō is subject to there being sufficient cases available for scheduling. In the event that the scheduled Taupō date is vacated, applicants will be notified accordingly and be given an opportunity to select an alternate venue for the hearing.

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Hearing dates in the Tairāwhiti District of the Māori Land Court

Venue Sitting Date Pānui Closing Date
Gisborne 10 March 2021 13 January 2021
Wairoa 11 March 2021 13 January 2021
Gisborne 6 April 2021 10 February 2021
Ruatoria 7 April 2021 10 February 2021
Wairoa 8 April 2021 10 February 2021
Gisborne 5 May 2021 10 March 2021
Wairoa 6 May 2021 10 March 2021
Gisborne 9 June 2021 14 April 2021
Wairoa 10 June 2021 14 April 2021
Ruatoria 11 June 2021 14 April 2021
Gisborne 1 July 2021 12 May 2021
Wairoa 8 July 2021 12 May 2021
Gisborne 3 August 2021 9 June 2021
Ruatoria 4 August 2021 9 June 2021
Wairoa 5 August 2021 9 June 2021
Gisborne 7 September 2021 7 July 2021
Wairoa 9 September 2021 7 July 2021
Ruatoria 1 October 2021 11 August 2021
Gisborne 5 October 2021 11 August 2021
Wairoa 7 October 2021 11 August 2021
Gisborne 3 November 2021 8 September 2021
Wairoa 11 November 2021 8 September 2021
Wairoa 2 December 2021 6 October 2021
Gisborne 7 December 2021 6 October 2021
Ruatoria 8 December 2021 6 October 2021

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Hearing dates in the Tākitimu District of the Māori Land Court

Venue Sitting Date Pānui Closing Date
Hastings 3 March 2021 13 January 2021
Masterton 4 March 2021 13 January 2021
Hastings 7 April 2021 10 February 2021
Hastings 5 May 2021 10 March 2021
Hastings 2 June 2021 14 April 2021
Masterton 3 June 2021 14 April 2021
Hastings 7 July 2021 12 May 2021
Hastings 4 August 2021 9 June 2021
Hastings 1 September 2021 7 July 2021
Masterton 2 September 2021 7 July 2021
Hastings 6 October 2021 11 August 2021
Hastings 3 November 2021 8 September 2021
Hastings 1 December 2021 6 October 2021
Masterton 2 December 2021 6 October 2021

 

Hearing dates in the Aotea District of the Māori Land Court

Venue Sitting Date Pānui Closing Date
Taumarunui 15 March 2021 13 January 2021
Whanganui 16 March 2021 13 January 2021
Levin 17 March 2021 13 January 2021
Palmerston North 18 March 2021 13 January 2021
Porirua 19 March 2021 13 January 2021
Tūrangi 19 April 2021 10 February 2021
Whanganui 20 April 2021 10 February 2021
Hāwera 22 April 2021 10 February 2021
New Plymouth 23 April 2021 10 February 2021
Whanganui 18 May 2021 10 March 2021
Levin 19 May 2021 10 March 2021
Palmerston North 20 May 2021 10 March 2021
Porirua 21 May 2021 10 March 2021
Taumarunui 14 June 2021 14 April 2021
Whanganui 15 June 2021 14 April 2021
Hāwera 17 June 2021 14 April 2021
New Plymouth 19 June 2021 14 April 2021
Tūrangi 19 July 2021 12 May 2021
Whanganui 20 July 2021 12 May 2021
Levin 21 July 2021 12 May 2021
Palmerston North 22 July 2021 12 May 2021
Porirua 23 July 2021 12 May 2021
Whanganui 17 August 2021 9 June 2021
Hāwera 19 August 2021 9 June 2021
New Plymouth 20 August 2021 9 June 2021
Taumarunui 20 September 2021 7 July 2021
Whanganui 21 September 2021 7 July 2021
Levin 22 September 2021 7 July 2021
Palmerston North 23 September 2021 7 July 2021
Porirua 24 September 2021 7 July 2021
Tūrangi 18 October 2021 11 August 2021
Whanganui 19 October 2021 11 August 2021
Hāwera 21 October 2021 11 August 2021
New Plymouth 22 October 2021 11 August 2021
Whanganui 16 November 2021 8 September 2021
Levin 17 November 2021 8 September 2021
Palmerston North 18 November 2021 8 September 2021
Porirua 19 November 2021 8 September 2021
Taumarunui 13 December 2021 6 October 2021
Whanganui 14 December 2021 6 October 2021
Hāwera 16 December 2021 6 October 2021
New Plymouth 17 December 2021 6 October 2021

 

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

Venue Sitting Date Pānui Closing Date
Christchurch 4 March 2021 13 January 2021
Invercargill 17 March 2021 13 January 2021
Dunedin 18 March 2021 13 January 2021
Christchurch 13 April 2021 10 February 2021
Christchurch 6 May 2021 10 March 2021
Blenheim 26 May 2021 10 March 2021
Nelson 27 May 2021 10 March 2021
Christchurch 24 June 2021 14 April 2021
Christchurch 15 July 2021 12 May 2021
Invercargill 21 July 2021 12 May 2021
Dunedin 22 July 2021 12 May 2021
Christchurch 5 August 2021 9 June 2021
Christchurch 9 September 2021 7 July 2021
Blenheim 22 September 2021 7 July 2021
Nelson 23 September 2021 7 July 2021
Christchurch 7 October 2021 11 August 2021
Chatham Islands 20 October 2021 11 August 2021
Christchurch 16 November 2021 8 September 2021
Invercargill 24 November 2021 8 September 2021
Dunedin 25 November 2021 8 September 2021
Christchurch 9 December 2021 6 October 2021

Note: Chatham Islands sitting date is subject to confirmation

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

Sitting Date Closing date for logement of Appeals
8 - 12 February 2021 4 November 2020
10 - 14 May 2021 3 February 2021
9 - 13 August 2021 5 May 2021
7 - 11 February 2022 3 November 2021

Note: Actual venues, dates and times to be determined by the Māori Appellate Court

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