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Regional offices

You can call, email or visit us in person.

We have 9 offices across New Zealand. Our offices are open between 10am and 4pm on normal week days. You don’t need to make an appointment.

Whangārei – Taitokerau District

Judge: Judge Miharo Armstrong | Judge Terena Wara

Registrar / Manager: Don Cameron

Street address:
3rd Floor, Manaia House
Rathbone Street
Whangārei

Postal address:
AX10086
Whangārei

Write the address as written above and send it the same way as any other mail. You can use an NZ Post mail box. If you use a DX mail box your mail will get to us faster(external link)

Phone: 09 983 9940
Email: mlctaitokerau@justice.govt.nz

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Auckland – Taitokerau District

Our Auckland office is an information office that is open to the public.

You can:

  • get application forms and advice
  • get help with locating Māori land
  • search our electronic database.

We don’t have any court records in Auckland but we’ll be able to help you identify which office you need to contact.

Office Manager: Don Cameron

Street address:
Ground Floor, Building B
65B Main Highway
Ellerslie
Auckland

Postal address:
EX10912
Auckland

Write the address as written above and send it the same way as any other mail. You can use an NZ Post mail box. If you use a DX mail box your mail will get to us faster(external link)

Phone: 09 279 5850
Fax: 09 279 5852
Email: mlctamakimakaurau@justice.govt.nz

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Hamilton – Waikato-Maniapoto District

Judges: Judge Stephanie Milroy

Registrar / Manager: Graeme Vercoe QSM

Street address:
Level 2, BNZ Centre
354 Victoria Street
Hamilton

Postal address:
GX10101
Hamilton

Write the address as written above and send it the same way as any other mail. You can use an NZ Post mail box. If you use a DX mail box your mail will get to us faster(external link)

Phone: 07 957 7880
Fax: 07 957 7881
Email: mlcwaikato@justice.govt.nz

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Rotorua – Waiariki District

Judges: (Acting) Judge Patrick Savage | Judge Craig Coxhead

Registrar / Manager: Graeme Vercoe QSM

Street address:
Hauora House
1143 Haupapa Street
Rotorua

Postal address:
JX10529
Rotorua

Write the address as written above and send it the same way as any other mail. You can use an NZ Post mail box. If you use a DX mail box your mail will get to us faster(external link)

Phone: 07 921 7402
Fax: 07 921 7412
Email: mlcwaiariki@justice.govt.nz

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Gisborne – Tairāwhiti District

Judge: Chief Judge Wilson Isaac | Deputy Chief Judge Caren Fox

Registrar / Manager: Graeme Vercoe QSM

Street address:
Ngā Wai e Rua Building
Corner of Reads Quay & Lowe Street
Gisborne

Postal address:
PX10106
Gisborne

Write the address as written above and send it the same way as any other mail. You can use an NZ Post mail box. If you use a DX mail box your mail will get to us faster(external link)

Phone: 06 869 0370
Fax: 06 869 0371
Email: mlctairawhiti@justice.govt.nz

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Hastings – Tākitimu District

PLEASE NOTE: Our Tākitimu Registry office at Heretaunga House is currently closed and we are unable to provide assistance in person. Please contact us by phone or by email at mlctakitimu@justice.govt.nz.

Judge: Judge Layne Harvey

Registrar / Manager: Claire Stirling-Hawkins

Street address:
2nd Floor, Heretaunga House
Corner of Lyndon Road East & Warren Street
Hastings

Postal address:
MX10024
Hastings

Write the address as written above and send it the same way as any other mail. You can use an NZ Post mail box. If you use a DX mail box your mail will get to us faster(external link)

Phone: 06 974 7630
Fax: 06 974 7631
Email: mlctakitimu@justice.govt.nz

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Whanganui – Aotea District

Judge: Judge Layne Harvey

Registrar / Manager: Claire Stirling-Hawkins

Street address:
Ingestre House
74 Ingestre Street
Whanganui

Postal address:
PX10207
Whanganui

Write the address as written above and send it the same way as any other mail. You can use an NZ Post mail box. If you use a DX mail box your mail will get to us faster(external link)

Phone: 06 349 0770
Fax: 06 349 0771
Email: mlcaotea@justice.govt.nz

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Christchurch – Te Waipounamu District

Judge: Judge Sarah Reeves

Registrar / Manager: Claire Stirling-Hawkings

Street address:
Justice & Emergency Services Precinct
20 Lichfield Street
Christchurch

Postal address:
WX11124
Christchurch

Write the address as written above and send it the same way as any other mail. You can use an NZ Post mail box. If you use a DX mail box your mail will get to us faster(external link)

Phone: 03 962 4900
Fax: 03 962 4901
Email: mlctewaipounamu@justice.govt.nz

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Wellington – Office of the Chief Registrar

The Office of the Chief Registrar is an information office that is open to the public. Whilst we can provide general information, usually only applications to the Chief Judge and the Māori Appellate Court may be lodged in our Wellington office (there are some execeptions, which you can discuss with us). You are welcome to lodge other applications with us, but these will be forwarded to the appropriate registry office of the Court for processing.

In Wellington you can:

  • get application forms and advice
  • get help with locating Māori land
  • search our electronic database.

We don’t have any court records in Wellington but we’ll be able to help you identify which office you need to contact.

Judges: Chief Judge Wilson Isaac | Acting Judge Patrick Savage | Judge Carrie Wainwright | Judge Sarah Reeves | Judge Michael Doogan | Judge Damian Stone

Chief Registrar / Manager : Taiawhio Raihania Waititi

Street address:
Level 7, Fujitsu Tower
141 The Terrace
Wellington

Postal address:
SX11203
Wellington

Write the address as written above and send it the same way as any other mail. You can use an NZ Post mail box. If you use a DX mail box your mail will get to us faster(external link)

Phone: 04 914 3102
Fax: 04 914 3100
Email: mlcnationaloffice@justice.govt.nz

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