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
Kaitaia 22 January 2018 15 November 2017
Kaitaia 23 January 2018 15 November 2017
Kaikohe 24 January 2018 15 November 2017
Auckland 25 January 2018 15 November 2017
Auckland 26 January 2018 15 November 2017
Whangārei 30 January 2018 15 November 2017
Whangārei 31 January 2018 15 November 2017
Auckland 26 February 2018 6 December 2017
Auckland 27 February 2018 6 December 2017
Whangārei 28 February 2018 6 December 2017
Kaikohe 1 March 2018 17 January 2018
Kaikohe 2 March 2018 17 January 2018
Kaitaia 19 March 2018 17 January 2018
Kaitaia 20 March 2018 17 January 2018
Kaikohe 21 March 2018 17 January 2018
Kaikohe 22 March 2018 17 January 2018
Whangārei 23 March 2018 17 January 2018
Whangārei 26 March 2018 17 January 2018
Auckland 27 March 2018 17 January 2018
Auckland 28 March 2018 17 January 2018
Kaikohe 16 April 2018 14 February 2018
Kaikohe 17 April 2018 14 February 2018
Whangārei 18 April 2018 14 February 2018
Whangārei 19 April 2018 14 February 2018
Auckland 23 April 2018 14 February 2018
Auckland 24 April 2018 14 February 2018
Kaitaia 21 May 2018 14 March 2018
Kaitaia 22 May 2018 14 March 2018
Kaikohe 23 May 2018 14 March 2018
Kaikohe 24 May 2018 14 March 2018
Whangārei 25 May 2018 14 March 2018
Whangārei 28 May 2018 14 March 2018
Auckland 29 May 2018 14 March 2018
Auckland 30 May 2018 14 March 2018
Kaikohe 18 June 2018 18 April 2018
Kaikohe 19 June 2018 18 April 2018
Whangārei 20 June 2018 18 April 2018
Whangārei 21 June 2018 18 April 2018
Auckland 25 June 2018 18 April 2018
Auckland 26 June 2018 18 April 2018
Kaitaia 16 July 2018 16 May 2018
Kaitaia 17 July 2018 16 May 2018
Kaikohe 18 July 2018 16 May 2018
Kaikohe 19 July 2018 16 May 2018
Whangārei 20 July 2018 16 May 2018
Whangārei 23 July 2018 16 May 2018
Auckland 24 July 2018 16 May 2018
Auckland 25 July 2018 16 May 2018
Kaikohe 20 August 2018 13 June 2018
Kaikohe 21 August 2018 13 June 2018
Whangārei 22 August 2018 13 June 2018
Whangārei 23 August 2018 13 June 2018
Auckland 27 August 2018 13 June 2018
Auckland 28 August 2018 13 June 2018
Kaitaia 17 September 2018 11 July 2018
Kaitaia 18 September 2018 11 July 2018
Kaikohe 19 September 2018 11 July 2018
Kaikohe 20 September 2018 11 July 2018
Whangārei 21 September 2018 11 July 2018
Whangārei 24 September 2018 11 July 2018
Auckland 25 September 2018 11 July 2018
Auckland 26 September 2018 11 July 2018
Kaikohe 23 October 2018 15 August 2018
Kaikohe 24 October 2018 15 August 2018
Whangārei 25 October 2018 15 August 2018
Whangārei 26 October 2018 15 August 2018
Auckland 29 October 2018 15 August 2018
Auckland 30 October 2018 15 August 2018
Kaitaia 19 November 2018 12 September 2018
Kaitaia 20 November 2018 12 September 2018
Kaikohe 21 November 2018 12 September 2018
Kaikohe 22 November 2018 12 September 2018
Whangārei 23 November 2018 12 September 2018
Whangārei 26 November 2018 12 September 2018
Auckland 27 November 2018 12 September 2018
Auckland 28 November 2018 12 September 2018
Kaitaia 10 December 2018 10 October 2018
Kaitaia 11 December 2018 10 October 2018
Kaikohe 12 December 2018 10 October 2018
Kaikohe 13 December 2018 10 October 2018
Whangārei 14 December 2018 10 October 2018
Whangārei 17 December 2018 10 October 2018
Auckland 18 December 2018 10 October 2018
Auckland 19 December 2018 10 October 2018

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

Venue Sitting Date Pānui Closing Date
Hamilton 22 January 2018 15 November 2017
Hamilton 23 January 2018 15 November 2017
Tauranga 25 January 2018 15 November 2017
Thames 30 January 2018 15 November 2017
Te Kuiti 8 February 2018 6 December 2017
Hamilton 13 February 2018 6 December 2017
Hamilton 14 February 2018 6 December 2017
Tauranga 26 February 2018 6 December 2017
Tauranga 27 February 2018 6 December 2017
Tauranga 14 March 2018 17 January 2018
Tauranga 15 March 2018 17 January 2018
Hamilton 20 March 2018 17 January 2018
Hamilton 21 March 2018 17 January 2018
Te Kuiti 23 March 2018 17 January 2018
Thames 27 March 2018 17 January 2018
Te Kuiti 9 April 2018 14 February 2018
Tauranga 12 April 2018 14 February 2018
Tauranga 13 April 2018 14 February 2018
Hamilton 23 April 2018 14 February 2018
Hamilton 24 April 2018 14 February 2018
Hamilton 17 May 2018 14 March 2018
Hamilton 18 May 2018 14 March 2018
Te Kuiti 22 May 2018 14 March 2018
Thames 25 May 2018 14 March 2018
Tauranga 30 May 2018 14 March 2018
Tauranga 31 May 2018 14 March 2018
Hamilton 14 June 2018 18 April 2018
Hamilton 15 June 2018 18 April 2018
Tauranga 20 June 2018 18 April 2018
Tauranga 21 June 2018 18 April 2018
Te Kuiti 27 June 2018 18 April 2018
Tauranga 5 July 2018 16 May 2018
Tauranga 6 July 2018 16 May 2018
Hamilton 17 July 2018 16 May 2018
Hamilton 18 July 2018 16 May 2018
Thames 23 July 2018 16 May 2018
Te Kuiti 26 July 2018 16 May 2018
Hamilton 14 August 2018 13 June 2018
Hamilton 15 August 2018 13 June 2018
Tauranga 23 August 2018 13 June 2018
Tauranga 24 August 2018 13 June 2018
Te Kuiti 31 August 2018 13 June 2018
Hamilton 10 September 2018 11 July 2018
Hamilton 11 September 2018 11 July 2018
Tauranga 20 September 2018 11 July 2018
Tauranga 21 September 2018 11 July 2018
Te Kuiti 25 September 2018 11 July 2018
Thames 28 September 2018 11 July 2018
Hamilton 15 October 2018 15 August 2018
Hamilton 16 October 2018 15 August 2018
Tauranga 25 October 2018 15 August 2018
Tauranga 26 October 2018 15 August 2018
Te Kuiti 31 October 2018 15 August 2018
Hamilton 12 November 2018 12 September 2018
Hamilton 13 November 2018 12 September 2018
Tauranga 22 November 2018 12 September 2018
Tauranga 23 November 2018 12 September 2018
Thames 27 November 2018 12 September 2018
Te Kuiti 30 November 2018 12 September 2018
Hamilton 3 December 2018 10 October 2018
Hamilton 4 December 2018 10 October 2018
Tauranga 6 December 2018 10 October 2018
Tauranga 7 December 2018 10 October 2018
Te Kuiti 14 December 2018 10 October 2018

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

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Hearing dates in the Waiariki

Venue Sitting Date Pānui Closing Date
Rotorua 1 February 2018 6 December 2017
Rotorua 2 February 2018 6 December 2017
Whakatāne 8 February 2018 6 December 2017
Taupō 26 February 2018 6 December 2017
Rotorua 1 March 2018 17 January 2018
Rotorua 2 March 2018 17 January 2018
Ōpōtiki 16 March 2018 17 January 2018
Rotorua 5 April 2018 14 February 2018
Rotorua 6 April 2018 14 February 2018
Whakatāne 9 April 2018 14 February 2018
Ōpōtiki 1 May 2018 14 March 2018
Rotorua 3 May 2018 14 March 2018
Rotorua 4 May 2018 14 March 2018
Rotorua 31 May 2018 18 April 2018
Rotorua 1 June 2018 18 April 2018
Taupō 11 June 2018 18 April 2018
Whakatāne 12 June 2018 18 April 2018
Rotorua 2 July 2018 16 May 2018
Ōpōtiki 3 July 2018 16 May 2018
Rotorua 4 July 2018 16 May 2018
Whakatāne 1 August 2018 13 June 2018
Rotorua 2 August 2018 13 June 2018
Rotorua 4 August 2018 13 June 2018
Ōpōtiki 3 September 2018 11 July 2018
Taupō 4 September 2018 13 June 2018
Rotorua 6 September 2018 11 July 2018
Rotorua 7 September 2018 11 July 2018
Rotorua 8 October 2018 15 August 2018
Rotorua 9 October 2018 15 August 2018
Whakatāne 11 October 2018 15 August 2018
Rotorua 1 November 2018 12 September 2018
Rotorua 2 November 2018 12 September 2018
Ōpōtiki 12 November 2018 12 September 2018
Whakatāne 3 December 2018 10 October 2018
Taupō 4 December 2018 12 September 2018
Rotorua 6 December 2018 10 October 2018
Rotorua 7 December 2018 10 October 2018

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
Ruatoria 1 February 2018 6 December 2017
Wairoa 8 February 2018 6 December 2017
Gisborne 9 February 2018 6 December 2017
Gisborne 7 March 2018 17 January 2018
Wairoa 8 March 2018 17 January 2018
Ruatoria 3 April 2018 14 February 2018
Gisborne 4 April 2018 14 February 2018
Wairoa 5 April 2018 14 February 2018
Gisborne 2 May 2018 14 March 2018
Wairoa 3 May 2018 14 March 2018
Ruatoria 5 June 2018 18 April 2018
Gisborne 6 June 2018 18 April 2018
Wairoa 7 June 2018 18 April 2018
Gisborne 4 July 2018 16 May 2018
Wairoa 5 July 2018 16 May 2018
Ruatoria 31 July 2018 16 May 2018
Gisborne 1 August 2018 13 June 2018
Wairoa 2 August 2018 13 June 2018
Gisborne 5 September 2018 11 July 2018
Wairoa 6 September 2018 11 July 2018
Ruatoria 2 October 2018 15 August 2018
Gisborne 3 October 2018 15 August 2018
Wairoa 4 October 2018 15 August 2018
Wairoa 1 November 2018 12 September 2018
Gisborne 2 November 2018 12 September 2018
Ruatoria 4 December 2018 10 October 2018
Gisborne 5 December 2018 10 October 2018
Wairoa 6 December 2018 10 October 2018

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Hearing dates in the Tākitimu District of the Māori Land Court

Venue Sitting Date Pānui Closing Date
Hastings 7 February 2018 6 December 2017
Masterton 9 February 2018 6 December 2017
Hastings 7 March 2018 17 January 2018
Hastings 4 April 2018 14 February 2018
Masterton 6 April 2018 14 February 2018
Hastings 2 May 2018 14 March 2018
Hastings 6 June 2018 18 April 2018
Masterton 8 June 2018 18 April 2018
Hastings 4 July 2018 16 May 2018
Hastings 1 August 2018 13 June 2018
Masterton 3 August 2018 13 June 2018
Hastings 5 September 2018 11 July 2018
Hastings 3 October 2018 15 August 2018
Masterton 5 October 2018 15 August 2018
Hastings 7 November 2018 12 September 2018
Hastings 5 December 2018 10 October 2018
Masterton 7 December 2018 10 October 2018

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Hearing dates in the Aotea District of the Māori Land Court

Venue Sitting Date Pānui Closing Date
Whanganui 16 January 2018 15 November 2017
Palmerston North 17 January 2018 15 November 2017
Levin 1 February 2018 6 December 2017
Wellington 2 February 2018 6 December 2017
Taumarunui 12 February 2018 6 December 2017
Whanganui 13 February 2018 6 December 2017
Hāwera 15 February 2018 6 December 2017
New Plymouth 16 February 2018 6 December 2017
Whanganui 20 March 2018 17 January 2018
Palmerston North 21 March 2018 17 January 2018
Levin 22 March 2018 17 January 2018
Wellington 23 March 2018 17 January 2018
Tūrangi 16 April 2018 14 February 2018
Whanganui 17 April 2018 14 February 2018
Hāwera 19 April 2018 14 February 2018
New Plymouth 20 April 2018 14 February 2018
Whanganui 15 May 2018 14 March 2018
Palmerston North 16 May 2018 14 March 2018
Levin 17 May 2018 14 March 2018
Wellington 18 May 2018 14 March 2018
Taumarunui 18 June 2018 18 April 2018
Whanganui 19 June 2018 18 April 2018
Hāwera 21 June 2018 18 April 2018
New Plymouth 22 June 2018 18 April 2018
Tūrangi 16 July 2018 16 May 2018
Whanganui 17 July 2018 16 May 2018
Palmerston North 18 July 2018 16 May 2018
Levin 19 July 2018 16 May 2018
Wellington 20 July 2018 16 May 2018
Whanganui 21 August 2018 13 June 2018
Hāwera 23 August 2018 13 June 2018
New Plymouth 24 August 2018 13 June 2018
Taumarunui 17 September 2018 11 July 2018
Whanganui 18 September 2018 11 July 2018
Palmerston North 19 September 2018 11 July 2018
Levin 20 September 2018 11 July 2018
Wellington 21 September 2018 11 July 2018
Tūrangi 15 October 2018 15 August 2018
Whanganui 16 October 2018 15 August 2018
Hāwera 18 October 2018 15 August 2018
New Plymouth 19 October 2018 15 August 2018
Whanganui 20 November 2018 12 September 2018
Palmerston North 21 November 2018 12 September 2018
Levin 22 November 2018 12 September 2018
Wellington 23 November 2018 12 September 2018
Taumarunui 17 December 2018 10 October 2018
Whanganui 18 December 2018 10 October 2018
Hāwera 20 December 2018 10 October 2018
New Plymouth 21 December 2018 10 October 2018

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

Venue Sitting Date Pānui Closing Date
Nelson 25 January 2018 15 November 2017
Blenheim 26 January 2018 15 November 2017
Christchurch 13 February 2018 6 December 2017
Christchurch 6 March 2018 17 January 2018
Invercargill 21 March 2018 17 January 2018
Dunedin 22 March 2018 17 January 2018
Christchurch 17 April 2018 14 February 2018
Christchurch 15 May 2018 14 March 2018
Blenheim 24 May 2018 14 March 2018
Nelson 25 May 2018 14 March 2018
Christchurch 12 June 2018 18 April 2018
Christchurch 10 July 2018 16 May 2018
Invercargill 26 July 2018 16 May 2018
Dunedin 27 July 2018 16 May 2018
Christchurch 14 August 2018 13 June 2018
Christchurch 11 September 2018 11 July 2018
Blenheim 27 September 2018 11 July 2018
Nelson 28 September 2018 11 July 2018
Christchurch 9 October 2018 15 August 2018
Chatham Islands 17 October 2018 15 August 2018
Christchurch 20 November 2018 12 September 2018
Invercargill 29 November 2018 12 September 2018
Dunedin 30 November 2018 12 September 2018
Christchurch 11 December 2018 10 October 2018

Note: Chatham Islands sitting date is subject to confirmation

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

Venue Sitting Date Pānui Closing Date
19 February 2018 – 23 February 2018 10 November 2017  
7 May 2018 – 11 May 2018 9 February 2018  
6 August 2018 – 10 August 2018 11 May 2018  
5 November 2018 – 9 November 2018 10 August 2018  

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

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