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 2017 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

VenueSitting DatePānui Closing Date
Auckland 17 January 2017 16 November 2016
Auckland 18 January 2017 16 November 2016
Kaitaia 19 January 2017 16 November 2016
Kaikohe 20 January 2017 16 November 2016
Kaikohe 21 January 2017 16 November 2016
Whangārei 24 January 2017 16 November 2016
Whangārei 25 January 2017 16 November 2016
Auckland 21 February 2017 7 December 2016
Auckland 22 February 2017 7 December 2016
Whangārei 23 February 2017 7 December 2016
Whangārei 24 February 2017 7 December 2016
Kaikohe 27 February 2017 7 December 2016
Kaikohe 28 February 2017 7 December 2016
Auckland 20 March 2017 18 January 2017
Auckland 21 March 2017 18 January 2017
Kaikohe 22 March 2017 18 January 2017
Kaikohe 23 March 2017 18 January 2017
Whangārei 28 March 2017 18 January 2017
Whangārei 29 March 2017 18 January 2017
Kaitaia 30 March 2017 18 January 2017
Auckland 18 April 2017 15 February 2017
Auckland 19 April 2017 15 February 2017
Kaikohe 20 April 2017 15 February 2017
Kaikohe 21 April 2017 15 February 2017
Whangārei 26 April 2017 15 February 2017
Whangārei 27 April 2017 15 February 2017
Auckland 15 May 2017 15 March 2017
Auckland 16 May 2017 15 March 2017
Kaitaia 17 May 2017 15 March 2017
Kaikohe 18 May 2017 15 March 2017
Kaikohe 19 May 2017 15 March 2017
Whangārei 22 May 2017 15 March 2017
Whangārei 23 May 2017 15 March 2017
Auckland 19 June 2017 19 April 2017
Auckland 20 June 2017 19 April 2017
Kaikohe 21 June 2017 19 April 2017
Kaikohe 22 June 2017 19 April 2017
Whangārei 26 June 2017 19 April 2017
Whangārei 27 June 2017 19 April 2017
Auckland 17 July 2017 17 May 2017
Auckland 18 July 2017 17 May 2017
Kaitaia 19 July 2017 17 May 2017
Kaikohe 20 July 2017 17 May 2017
Kaikohe 21 July 2017 17 May 2017
Whangārei 24 July 2017 17 May 2017
Whangārei 25 July 2017 17 May 2017
Auckland 21 August 2017 14 June 2017
Auckland 22 August 2017 14 June 2017
Kaikohe 23 August 2017 14 June 2017
Kaikohe 24 August 2017 14 June 2017
Whangārei 28 August 2017 14 June 2017
Whangārei 29 August 2017 14 June 2017
Auckland 18 September 2017 12 July 2017
Auckland 19 September 2017 12 July 2017
Kaitaia 20 September 2017 12 July 2017
Kaikohe 21 September 2017 12 July 2017
Kaikohe 22 September 2017 12 July 2017
Whangārei 25 September 2017 12 July 2017
Whangārei 26 September 2017 12 July 2017
Auckland 16 October 2017 16 August 2017
Auckland 17 October 2017 16 August 2017
Kaikohe 18 October 2017 16 August 2017
Kaikohe 19 October 2017 16 August 2017
Whangārei 24 October 2017 16 August 2017
Whangārei 25 October 2017 16 August 2017
Auckland 20 November 2017 20 September 2017
Auckland 21 November 2017 20 September 2017
Kaitaia 22 November 2017 20 September 2017
Kaikohe 23 November 2017 20 September 2017
Kaikohe 24 November 2017 20 September 2017
Whangārei 27 November 2017 20 September 2017
Whangārei 28 November 2017 20 September 2017
Auckland 11 December 2017 18 October 2017
Auckland 12 December 2017 18 October 2017
Kaitaia 13 December 2017 18 October 2017
Kaikohe 14 December 2017 18 October 2017
Kaikohe 15 December 2017 18 October 2017
Whangārei 18 December 2017 18 October 2017
Whangārei 19 December 2017 18 October 2017

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

VenueSitting DatePānui Closing Date
Hamilton 24 January 2017 16 November 2016
Hamilton 25 January 2017 16 November 2016
Tauranga 26 January 2017 16 November 2016
Tauranga 27 January 2017 16 November 2016
Thames 31 January 2017 16 November 2016
Hamilton 21 February 2017 7 December 2016
Hamilton 22 February 2017 7 December 2016
Tauranga 23 February 2017 7 December 2016
Tauranga 24 February 2017 7 December 2016
Te Kuiti 28 February 2017 7 December 2016
Tauranga 15 March 2017 18 January 2017
Tauranga 16 March 2017 18 January 2017
Hamilton 21 March 2017 18 January 2017
Hamilton 22 March 2017 18 January 2017
Te Kuiti 24 March 2017 18 January 2017
Thames 31 March 2017 18 January 2017
Te Kuiti 10 April 2017 15 February 2017
Tauranga 12 April 2017 15 February 2017
Tauranga 13 April 2017 15 February 2017
Hamilton 26 April 2017 15 February 2017
Hamilton 27 April 2017 15 February 2017
Hamilton 18 May 2017 15 March 2017
Hamilton 19 May 2017 15 March 2017
Te Kuiti 23 May 2017 15 March 2017
Thames 26 May 2017 15 March 2017
Tauranga 29 May 2017 15 March 2017
Tauranga 30 May 2017 15 March 2017
Hamilton 15 June 2017 19 April 2017
Hamilton 16 June 2017 19 April 2017
Tauranga 20 June 2017 19 April 2017
Tauranga 21 June 2017 19 April 2017
Te Kuiti 26 June 2017 19 April 2017
Tauranga 6 July  2017 17 May 2017
Tauranga 7 July 2017 17 May 2017
Te Kuiti 25 July 2017 17 May 2017
Hamilton 27 July 2017 17 May 2017
Hamilton 28 July 2017 17 May 2017
Thames 31 July 2017 17 May 2017
Tauranga 17 August 2017 14 June 2017
Tauranga 18 August 2017 14 June 2017
Hamilton 22 August 2017 14 June 2017
Hamilton 23 August 2017 14 June 2017
Te Kuiti 25 August 2017 14 June 2017
Te Kuiti 6 September 2017 12 July 2017
Tauranga 7 September 2017 12 July 2017
Tauranga 8 September 2017 12 July 2017
Hamilton 26 September 2017 12 July 2017
Hamilton 27 September 2017 12 July 2017
Thames 29 September 2017 12 July 2017
Tauranga 19 October 2017 16 August 2017
Tauranga 20 October 2017 16 August 2017
Hamilton 25 October 2017 16 August 2017
Hamilton 26 October 2017 16 August 2017
Te Kuiti 30 October 2017 16 August 2017
Tauranga 16 November 2017 20 September 2017
Tauranga 17 November 2017 20 September 2017
Hamilton 21 November 2017 20 September 2017
Hamilton 22 November 2017 20 September 2017
Thames 24 November 2017 20 September 2017
Te Kuiti 29 November 2017 20 September 2017
Tauranga 5 December 2017 18 October 2017
Tauranga 6 December 2017 18 October 2017
Hamilton 7 December 2017 18 October 2017
Hamilton 8 December 2017 18 October 2017
Te Kuiti 15 December 2017 18 October 2017

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

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Hearing dates in the Waiariki

VenueSitting DatePānui Closing Date
Whakatāne 31 January 2017 7 December 2016
Rotorua 1 February 2017 7 December 2016
Rotorua 2 February 2017 7 December 2016
Taupō 28 February 2017 7 December 2016
Rotorua 2 March 2017 18 January 2017
Rotorua 3 March 2017 18 January 2017
Ōpōtiki 7 March 2017 18 January 2017
Whakatāne 4 April 2017 15 February 2017
Rotorua 6 April 2017 15 February 2017
Rotorua 7 April 2017 15 February 2017
Ōpōtiki 2 May 2017 15 March 2017
Rotorua 4 May 2017 15 March 2017
Rotorua 5 May 2017 15 March 2017
Taupō 29 May 2017 15 March 2017
Whakatāne 31 May 2017 19 April 2017
Rotorua 1 June 2017 19 April 2017
Rotorua 2 June 2017 19 April 2017
Ōpōtiki 3 July 2017 17 May 2017
Rotorua 4 July 2017 17 May 2017
Rotorua 5 July 2017 17 May 2017
Whakatāne 1 August 2017 14 June 2017
Rotorua 3 August 2017 14 June 2017
Rotorua 4 August 2017 14 June 2017
Taupō 28 August 2017 14 June 2017
Ōpōtiki 12 September 2017 12 July 2017
Rotorua 14 September 2017 12 July 2017
Rotorua 15 September 2017 12 July 2017
Whakatāne 10 October 2017 16 August 2017
Rotorua 12 October 2017 16 August 2017
Rotorua 12 October 2017 16 August 2017
Ōpōtiki 1 November 2017 20 September 2017
Rotorua 2 November 2017 20 September 2017
Rotorua 3 November 2017 20 September 2017
Taupō 27 November 2017 20 September 2017
Whakatāne 5 December 2017 18 October 2017
Rotorua 7 December 2017 18 October 2017
Rotorua 8 December 2017 18 October 2017

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

VenueSitting DatePānui Closing Date
Gisborne 1 February 2017 7 December 2016
Wairoa 2 February 2017 7 December 2016
Ruatoria 28 February 2017 18 January 2017
Gisborne 1 March 2017 18 January 2017
Wairoa 2 March 2017 18 January 2017
Gisborne 4 April 2017 15 February 2017
Wairoa 6 April 2017 15 February 2017
Ruatoria 2 May 2017 15 March 2017
Gisborne 3 May 2017 15 March 2017
Wairoa 4 May 2017 15 March 2017
Wairoa 1 June 2017 19 April 2017
Gisborne 7 June 2017 19 April 2017
Ruatoria 4 July 2017 17 May 2017
Gisborne 5 July 2017 17 May 2017
Wairoa 6 July 2017 17 May 2017
Gisborne 1 August 2017 14 June 2017
Wairoa 3 August 2017 14 June 2017
Ruatoria 5 September 2017 12 July 2017
Gisborne 6 September 2017 12 July 2017
Wairoa 7 September 2017 12 July 2017
Gisborne 3 October 2017 16 August 2017
Wairoa 5 October 2017 16 August 2017
Ruatoria 31 October 2017 20 September 2017
Gisborne 1 November 2017 20 September 2017
Wairoa 2 November 2017 20 September 2017
Gisborne 5 December 2017 18 October 2017
Wairoa 7 December 2017 18 October 2017

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Hearing dates in the Tākitimu District of the Māori Land Court

VenueSitting DatePānui Closing Date
Hastings 8 February 2017 7 December 2016
Masterton 10 February 2017 7 December 2016
Hastings 8 March 2017 18 January 2017
Hastings 5 April 2017 15 February 2017
Masterton 7 April 2017 15 February 2017
Hastings 3 May 2017 15 March 2017
Hastings 7 June 2017 19 April 2017
Masterton 9 June 2017 19 April 2017
Hastings 5 July 2017 17 May 2017
Hastings 2 August 2017 14 June 2017
Masterton 4 August 2017 14 June 2017
Hastings 6 September 2017 12 July 2017
Hastings 4 October 2017 16 August 2017
Masterton 6 October 2017 16 August 2017
Hastings 8 November 2017 20 September 2017
Hastings 6 December 2017 18 October 2017
Masterton 8 December 2017 18 October 2017

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Hearing dates in the Aotea District of the Māori Land Court

VenueSitting DatePānui Closing Date
Whanganui 17 January 2017 16 November 2016
Palmerston North 18 January 2017 16 November 2016
Levin 2 February 2017 16 November 2016
Wellington 3 February 2017 16 November 2016
Whanganui 14 February 2017 7 December 2016
Hāwera 16 February 2017 7 December 2016
New Plymouth 17 February 2017 7 December 2016
Taumarunui 13 March 2017 18 January 2017
Whanganui 14 March 2017 18 January 2017
Palmerston North 15 March 2017 18 January 2017
Levin 16 March 2017 18 January 2017
Wellington 17 March 2017 18 January 2017
Tūrangi 18 April 2017 15 February 2017
Whanganui 19 April 2017 15 February 2017
Hāwera 20 April 2017 15 February 2017
New Plymouth 21 April 2017 15 February 2017
Whanganui 16 May 2017 15 March 2017
Palmerston North 17 May 2017 15 March 2017
Levin 18 May 2017 15 March 2017
Wellington 19 May 2017 15 March 2017
Taumarunui 19 June 2017 19 April 2017
Whanganui 20 June 2017 19 April 2017
Hāwera 22 June 2017 19 April 2017
New Plymouth 23 June 2017 19 April 2017
Tūrangi 17 July 2017 17 May 2017
Whanganui 18 July 2017 17 May 2017
Palmerston North 19 July 2017 17 May 2017
Levin 20 July 2017 17 May 2017
Wellington 21 July 2017 17 May 2017
Whanganui 15 August 2017 14 June 2017
Hāwera 17 August 2017 14 June 2017
New Plymouth 18 August 2017 14 June 2017
Taumarunui 18 September 2017 12 July 2017
Whanganui 19 September 2017 12 July 2017
Palmerston North 20 September 2017 12 July 2017
Levin 21 September 2017 12 July 2017
Wellington 22 September 2017 12 July 2017
Tūrangi 16 October 2017 16 August 2017
Whanganui 17 October 2017 16 August 2017
Hāwera 19 October 2017 16 August 2017
New Plymouth 20 October 2017 16 August 2017
Whanganui 21 November 2017 20 September 2017
Palmerston North 22 November 2017 20 September 2017
Levin 23 November 2017 20 September 2017
Wellington 24 November 2017 20 September 2017
Taumarunui 11 December 2017 18 October 2017
Whanganui 12 December 2017 18 October 2017
Hāwera 14 December 2017 18 October 2017
New Plymouth 15 December 2017 18 October 2017

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

VenueSitting DatePānui Closing Date
Blenheim 18 January 2017 16 November 2016
Nelson 19 January 2017 16 November 2016
Christchurch 10 February 2017 7 December 2016
Christchurch 10 March 2017 18 January 2017
Invercargill 27 March 2017 18 January 2017
Dunedin 28 March 2017 18 January 2017
Chatham Islands 5 April 2017 15 February 2017
Christchurch 7 April 2017 15 February 2017
Christchurch 5 May 2017 15 March 2017
Blenheim 29 May 2017 15 March 2017
Nelson 30 May 2017 15 March 2017
Christchurch 9 June 2017 19 April 2017
Christchurch 7 July 2017 17 May 2017
Invercargill 24 July 2017 17 May 2017
Dunedin 25 July 2017 17 May 2017
Christchurch 11 August 2017 14 June 2017
Christchurch 8 September 2017 12 July 2017
Blenheim 25 September 2017 12 July 2017
Nelson 26 September 2017 12 July 2017
Christchurch 6 October 2017 16 August 2017
Christchurch 10 November 2017 20 September 2017
Invercargill 27 November 2017 20 September 2017
Dunedin 28 November 2017 20 September 2017
Christchurch 8 December 2017 18 October 2017

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 periodClosing date for lodgement of Appeals
7 February 2017 – 10 February 2017 9 November 2016
8 May 2017 – 12 May 2017 8 February 2017
7 August 2017 – 11 August 2017 10 May 2017
6 November 2017 – 10 November 2017 9 August 2017

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

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