COVID-19 Relief for Māori Land Entities

The COVID-19 Response (Requirements for Entities – Modifications and Exemptions) Act 2020 came into force on 15 May 2020.

This Act provides temporary relief for a range of governance entities who are unable to meet statutory obligations or the obligations in their constitution or rules because of the COVID-19 outbreak.

The initial period was extended by Order in Council(external link) to 31 March 2021. The Covid-19 Response (Management Measures) Legislation Act 2021(external link) amended the 2020 Act and created a new relief period running from 3 November 2021 to 30 April 2022. The amended relief period has now been extended from 4 April 2022 to 1 October 2022.

The Act covers Māori land trusts, Māori incorporations, Māori reservations, and groups of assembled owners (along with a wide range of other entities). Guides for these types of entities, to explain how the Act can help you and what you need to do are now available here:

For more information:

Public Register

Under section 22(2)(b) of the Act, the Chief Registrar of the Māori Land Court, in addition to updating the Court Record, may make certain particulars available about notices which have been recevied from eligible entities exercising permitted activities under the Act.

The following register sets out the particulars of notices received by the Chief Registrar under the Act:

District Applicant Block Trust Authority Particulars
 Aotea Harvey G Bell  Waipakura 2A & Other Blocks  Waipakuranui  Incorporation  12(1)(d)/2020
18(1)(c)/2020
 Allowing the Annual General Meeting and voting to be held by electronic means

Waiariki Temuera Hall Tauhara Middle No 4A No 2B No 2C
& Other Blocks
Opepe Farm Trust 12(1)(d)/2020 Allowing the Annual General Meeting and voting to be held by electronic means.
Waiariki Sandra Eru Okere 1A 1 & Other Blocks The Proprietors of Taheke 8C & Adjoining Blocks Incorporated 18(1)(c)/2020 Annual General Meeting (in-person) scheduled to be held in December 2021 be postponed to Saturday, 26 March 2022.
Waiariki Māori Trustee Ruatoki A Section 1 Block Ruatoki A 1 Ahu Whenua Trust 12(1)(d)/2020 Allowing meeting of owners and voting to be held by electronic means.
Waiariki Māori Trustee Parish of Rangitaiki Lot 21B 1,
Rangitaiki Parish Lot 21B 2 &
Parish of Rangitaiki Lot 21B No 3 Blocks
Rangitaiki 21B1, Rangitaiki 21B2 and Rangitaiki 21B3 Ahu Whenua Trust 12(1)(d)/2020  Allowing meeting of owners and voting to be held by electronic means.
Waikato-Maniapoto Māori Trustee Te Kumi A 8 and 12 Section 1 Block Te Kumi A 8 & 12 Section 1 Trust 12(1)(d)/2020 Allowing meeting of owners and voting to be held by electronic means.
Waikato-Maniapoto Māori Trustee Awaroa A A 1 B Block Awaroa AA1B Trust 12(1)(d)/2020 Allowing meeting of owners and voting to be held by electronic means.
Aotea Māori Trustee Reu Reu 1 Sub 32B No. 2 Block Reu Reu 1 Section 32B2 Trust 12(1)(d)/2020 Allowing meeting of owners and voting to be held by electronic means.
Aotea Māori Trustee Otaraoa A 1 Block Otaraoa A1 Ahu Whenua Trust 12(1)(d)/2020 Allowing meeting of owners and voting to be held by electronic means.
Aotea Māori Trustee Araukuku No. 1C Block Araukuku 1C Trust 12(1)(d)/2020 Allowing meeting of owners and voting to be held by electronic means.
Aotea Māori Trustee Carnarvon 350 G Section 2 Block Carnarvon 350 G Section 2 Ahu Whenua Trust 12(1)(d)/2020 Allowing meeting of owners and voting to be held by electronic means.
Aotea Māori Trustee Motukawa 2B No. 9A and Closed Road Survey Office Plan 21238 Motukawa 2B9A Ahu Whenua Trust 12(1)(d)/2020 Allowing meeting of owners and voting to be held by electronic means.
Aotea Māori Trustee Te Reureu No. 2H Block Reu Reu 2H Trust 12(1)(d)/2020 Allowing meeting of owners and voting to be held by electronic means.
Aotea Māori Trustee Reureu No. 1 Sec. 23D No. 2B No. 2 Block Reureu 1 Section 23D2B2 Trust 12(1)(d)/2020 Allowing meeting of owners and voting to be held by electronic means.
Aotea Māori Trustee Te Reureu No. 2H Block Reu Reu 2H Trust 12(1)(d)/2020 Allowing meeting of owners and voting to be held by electronic means.
Aotea Māori Trustee Reureu No. 1 Sec. 23D No. 2B No. 2 Block Reureu 1 Section 23D2B2 Trust 12(1)(d)/2020 Allowing meeting of owners and voting to be held by electronic means.
Aotea Māori Trustee Reureu 2B No. 1 B1 Block Reu Reu 2B1B1 Trust 12(1)(d)/2020 Allowing meeting of owners and voting to be held by electronic means.
Aotea Māori Trustee Waiokura E 2 Block Waiokura E2 Trust 12(1)(d)/2020 Allowing meeting of owners and voting to be held by electronic means.
Aotea Māori Trustee Horowhenua X1B41 North B4B2 Block Horowhenua X1B41 North B4B2 Trust 12(1)(d)/2020 Allowing meeting of owners and voting to be held by electronic means.
Aotea Māori Trustee Parihaka No. 14 B Block Parihaka 14B Trust 12(1)(d)/2020 Allowing meeting of owners and voting to be held by electronic means.
Aotea Māori Trustee Ruanui 2 B No. 4 now being Lot 1-3 Deposited Plan 18241 Block Ruanui 2B4 Trust 12(1)(d)/2020 Allowing meeting of owners and voting to be held by electronic means.
Aotea Māori Trustee Awarua No. 2C No. 8 Block Awarua 2C 8 Ahu Whenua Trust 12(1)(d)/2020 Allowing meeting of owners and voting to be held by electronic means.
Aotea Māori Trustee Reureu No. 1 Sub. 36. Block Reu Reu 1 Sub 36 Trust 12(1)(d)/2020 Allowing meeting of owners and voting to be held by electronic means.
Aotea Māori Trustee Horowhenua 11A Subdivision No. 13 Block Horowhenua 11A 13 Trust 12(1)(d)/2020 Allowing meeting of owners and voting to be held by electronic means.
Aotea Māori Trustee Nukumaru 1A 7B Block Nukumaru 1A 7B Trust 12(1)(d)/2020 Allowing meeting of owners and voting to be held by joint in-person and electronic means.
Aotea Māori Trustee Whakaniwha 2A Block Whakaniwha 2A Trust 12(1)(d)/2020 Allowing meeting of owners and voting to be held by joint in-person and electronic means.
Tairāwhiti Māori Trustee Toreohaua 6B3B Block Toreohaua 6B3B Trust 12(1)(d)/2020 Allowing meeting of owners and voting to be held by joint in-person and electronic means.
Aotea Susan King
(for Strettons)
Opawa Rangitoto 2C Incorporation and Part Te Makomako Blockand Section 1 Survey Office Plan 56575 Opawa Rangitoto 2C Incorporation 18(1)(c)/2020 Allowing the 2021 Annual General Meeting and voting to be held by electronic means.
Aotea Susan King (for Strettons) Wharetoto 5B Block Wharetoto 5B Incorporation 18(1)(c)/2020 Postponement of the 2021 Annual General Meeting and allowing the meeting and voting to be held by electronic means (to be livestreamed on Monday, 21 February 2022).
Aotea Māori Trustee Parihaka C1 B Block Parihaka C1B Trust 12(1)(d)/2020 Allowing meeting of owners and voting to be held by electronic means.
Aotea Māori Trustee Sec 27 Oeo SD Block,
Sub A and part Sub D Secs 1 and 2 Block II Oeo SD Block
Te Onetu Pihama Ahu Whenua Trust 12(1)(d)/2020 Allowing meeting of owners and voting to be held by electronic means.
Aotea Māori Trustee Horowhenua A3A (Part) Block Horowhenua A3A Trust 12(1)(d)/2020 Allowing meeting of owners and voting to be held by electronic means.
Te Waipounamu Māori Trustee Arowhenua 881 Sec 4B Block Arowhenua 881 Sec 4B Trust 12(1)(d)/2020 Allowing meeting of owners and voting to be held by electronic means.
Tākitimu Māori Trustee Gethsemane Reserve No 3 Block Kehemane No 3 Trust 12(1)(d)/2020 Allowing meeting of owners and voting to be held by electronic means.
Waikato-Maniapoto Māori Trustee Karuotewhenua B 2B 7A 2 Block Karuotewhenua B 2B 7A 2 Trust 12(1)(d)/2020 Allowing meeting of owners and voting to be held by electronic means.
Waikato-Maniapoto Māori Trustee Rangitoto Tuhua 33C 3B 4B 1D 4 and 5B Block Rangitoto Tuhua 33C 3B 4B 1D 4 and 5B Trust 12(1)(d)/2020 Allowing meeting of owners and voting to be held by electronic means.
Waiariki Māori Trustee Waimana 13 Block Waimana 13 Ahu Whenua Trust 12(1)(d)/2020 Allowing meeting of owners and voting to be held by electronic means.
Waikato-Maniapoto Māori Trustee Parish of Whangamarino Lot 512A2 Block Parish of Whangamarino Lot 512A2 Trust 12(1)(d)/2020 Allowing meeting of owners and voting to be held by electronic means.
Te Waipounamu Māori Trustee Section 8 Block XII Rowallan Survey District Rowallan Blk XII Sec 8 Trust 12(1)(d)/2020 Allowing meeting of owners and voting to be held by joint in-person and electronic means.
Te Waipounamu Māori Trustee Waiwhakaheketupapaku 879 Sec 1B,
Waiwhakaheketupapaku 879 Sec 1C,
Waiwhakaheketupapaku 879 Sec 1D,
Waiwhakaheketupapaku 879 Sec 1E,
Waiwhakaheketupapaku 879 Sec 1F,
Waiwhakaheketupapaku 879 Section 2,
Waiwhakaheketupapaku 879 Section 3,
Waiwhakaheketupapaku 879 Section 5 Blocks
Waiwhakaheketupapaku Trust 12(1)(d)/2020 Allowing meeting of owners and voting to be held by joint in-person and electronic means.
Te Waipounamu Māori Trustee Rakaia 2058 Section No 11 Block Rakaia 2058 Sec 11 Trust 12(1)(d)/2020 Allowing meeting of owners and voting to be held by joint in-person and electronic means.
Tairāwhiti Māori Trustee Waipaoa 5A2 Block Waipaoa 5A2 Trust 12(1)(d)/2020 Allowing meeting of owners and voting to be held by joint in-person and electronic means.
Waiariki Kāhui Legal
(Tyler Paki & Kiri Tahana)
Tūaropaki E Block Tūaropaki Trust 12(1)(d)/2020
18(1)(c)/2020
Allowing  the 2021 Annual General Meeting and voting to be held by electronic means.
Waiariki Kāhui Legal
(Tyler Paki & Kiri Tahana)
Tūaropaki E Block Tūaropaki Trust 12(1)(d)/2020,
18(1)(c)/2020
Allowing  the 2022 Annual General Meeting and voting to be held by electronic means.
Taitokerau Eve Steenson
(Chair)
Ōtakanini G No 2 Block & Ōtakanini Tōpū Block Ōtakanini Tōpū Incorporation 18(1)(c)/2020 Allowing  the 2021 Annual General Meeting and voting to be held by electronic means.
Waiariki Murray Patchell Kokako Block Kokako Trust 18(1)(c)/2020 Annual General Meeting (in-person) scheduled to be held in December 2021 is cancelled and election of trustees will be conducted by way of postal vote
Aotea Māori Trustee Awarua 3B 2C 3B Block Awarua 3B 2C 3B Ahu Whenua Trust 12(1)(d)/2020 Allowing meeting of owners and voting to be held by electronic means.
Aotea Māori Trustee Tauakira No. 2M 3A 2 No. 1 and Tauakira 2M 5F Blocks Tauakira 2M3A2 Sec 1 and Tauakira 2M5F Trust 12(1)(d)/2020 Allowing meeting of owners and voting to be held by electronic means.
Aotea Māori Trustee Otautu No 11 and Otautu Nos. 13 & 14 Blocks Rangitua Ahu Whenua Trust 12(1)(d)/2020 Allowing meeting of owners and voting to be held by electronic means.
Aotea Māori Trustee Otautu No. 4 Block Otautu 4 Trust 12(1)(d)/2020 Allowing meeting of owners and voting to be held by electronic means.
Aotea Māori Trustee Otautu 15D Block Otautu 15D Trust 12(1)(d)/2020 Allowing meeting of owners and voting to be held by electronic means.
Taitokerau M Harris & D Manning Taheke 23A Block & Taheke 23B Block Mahuri Marae 12(1)(d)/2020 Allowing the 2022 Annual General Meeting and voting to be held by electronic means.
Aotea Māori Trustee Ngatirahiri No. 5B Block Ngatirahiri 5B Ahu Whenua Trust 12(1)(d)/2020 Allowing meeting of owners and voting to be held by electronic means.
Aotea Māori Trustee Komene No. 12A Block Komene No. 12A Trust 12(1)(d)/2020 Allowing meeting of owners and voting to be held by electronic means.
Aotea Māori Trustee Ngatirahiri 7G Block Ngatirahiri 7G Trust 12(1)(d)/2020 Allowing meeting of owners and voting to be held by electronic means.
Aotea Māori Trustee Komene No. 12 D Block Komene No. 12D Trust 12(1)(d)/2020 Allowing meeting of owners and voting to be held by electronic means.
Waiariki Kāhui Legal Tauhara North 2A, 2B & 2C (Aggregated) Tauhara North No 2 Trust 12(1)(d)/2020, 18(1)(c)/2020 Allowing the 2022 Annual General Meeting of owners and voting to be held by electronic means.
Waikato Maniapoto Māori Trustee Matakana No 7 Block Matakana No 7 Trust 12(1)(d)/2020 Allowing meeting of owners and voting to be held by electronic means.
Waikato Maniapoto Māori Trustee Matakana No 5 Block Matakana No 5 Trust 12(1)(d)/2020 Allowing meeting of owners and voting to be held by electronic means.
Taitokerau Carla Wellington Tuateanui 2B1A Block Tuateanui 2B1A Māori Reservation (Ngunguru Marae) 12(1)(d)/2020 Allowing the Annual General Meeting and voting to be held by electronic means.
Waikato Maniapoto Kāhui Legal (Tyler Paki) Mangapapa B2 Block Mangapapa B2 Incorporation 12(1)(d)/2020 Allowing the Annual General Meeting and voting to be held by electronic means.
Aotea Māori Trustee Pukehou 4B 4A 1B 3 Block Pukehou 4B 4A 1B 3 Trust 12(1)(d)/2020 Allowing the Annual General Meeting and voting to be held by electronic means.
Aotea Māori Trustee Reureu 1 Section 17B3 & Reureu No 1 Sec 17C Blocks Reureu 1 Section 17B3 & Reureu No 1 Sec 17C Trust 12(1)(d)/2020 Allowing the Annual General Meeting and voting to be held by electronic means.
Aotea Māori Trustee Waiorongomai No. 7F Block Te Rei Trust 12(1)(d)/2020 Allowing the Annual General Meeting and voting to be held by electronic means.
Aotea Māori Trustee Pariroa E No. 2 and F Block Pariroa E No. 2 and F Ahu Whenua Trust 12(1)(d)/2020 Allowing the Annual General Meeting and voting to be held by electronic means.
Aotea Māori Trustee Ranana Reserve No. 13B Block Ranana Reserve No. 13B Ahu Whenua Trust 12(1)(d)/2020 Allowing the Annual General Meeting and voting to be held by electronic means.
Aotea Māori Trustee Awarua No. 4C No. 12C Block Awarua No. 4C No. 12C Trust 12(1)(d)/2020 Allowing the Annual General Meeting and voting to be held by electronic means.
Aotea Māori Trustee Ngakaroro 1A 6B and Ngakaroro 1A 6D Blocks (General land Ngakaroro 1A 6B and Ngakaroro 1A 6D Trust 12(1)(d)/2020 Allowing meeting of owners and voting to be held by electronic means.
Aotea Māori Trustee Ngatihawe No. 10C Block Ngatihawe No. 10C Block Ahu Whenua Trust 12(1)(d)/2020 Allowing meeting of owners and voting to be held by electronic means.
Aotea Māori Trustee Taranaki Iti 7A1 & Taranaki Iti No. 7B Blocks Taranaki Iti 7A1 & Taranaki Iti No. 7B Trust 12(1)(d)/2020 Allowing meeting of owners and voting to be held by electronic means.
Aotea Māori Trustee Awarua No. 4C No. 12B Block Awarua No. 4C No. 12B Trust 12(1)(d)/2020 Allowing meeting of owners and voting to be held by electronic means.
Aotea Māori Trustee Puketōtara 334 and 335 3B1A2 Block Puketōtara 334 and 335 3B1A2 Trust 12(1)(d)/2020 Allowing meeting of owners and voting to be held by electronic means.
Aotea Māori Trustee Parapara 2. B No. 2. F Block Parapara 2B2F Trust 12(1)(d)/2020 Allowing meeting of owners and voting to be held by electronic means.
Aotea Māori Trustee Himatangi 5A5B Block Himatangi 5A5B Trust 12(1)(d)/2020 Allowing meeting of owners and voting to be held by electronic means.
Aotea Māori Trustee Waiokura D Block Waiokura D Ahu Whenua Trust 12(1)(d)/2020 Allowing meeting of owners and voting to be held by electronic means.
Aotea Māori Trustee Hoehoe 3B Section 2B and Hua Section 95B Block Hoehoe 3B Section 2B and Hua Section 95B Trust 12(1)(d)/2020 Allowing meeting of owners and voting to be held by electronic means.
Aotea Māori Trustee Umutahi No. 4B Block Umutahi No. 4B Trust 12(1)(d)/2020 Allowing meeting of owners and voting to be held by electronic means.
Aotea Māori Trustee Himatangi 5A 5C 2B Block Himatangi 5A5C2B Trust 12(1)(d)/2020 Allowing meeting of owners and voting to be held by electronic means.
Waiariki Māori Trustee Waimana 1C 1C 1B 2B 1B2 Block Waimana 1C 1C 1B 2B 1B2 Ahu Whenua Trust 12(1)(d)/2020 Allowing meeting of owners and voting to be held by electronic means.
Waiariki Māori Trustee Orete F Block Orete F Ahu Whenua Trust 12(1)(d)/2020 Allowing meeting of owners and voting to be held by electronic means.
Te Waipounamu Māori Trustee Section 61 Block I Jacobs River Hundred Block Jacobs River Hundred Blk 1 Sec 61 Trust 12(1)(d)/2020 Allowing meeting of owners and voting to be held by electronic means.
Te Waipounamu Māori Trustee Section 58 Block I Jacobs River Hundred Block Jacobs River Hundred Blk I Sec 58 Trust 12(1)(d)/2020 Allowing meeting of owners and voting to be held by electronic means.
Te Waipounamu Māori Trustee Opukutahi 2A 5B 2B No 1, Opukutahi 2A 5B 2B Section 3B,
Opukutahi 885 Sec 2A 5B 2B 2A &
Opukutahi 885 Sec 2A 5B 2B 2B Blocks
Opukutahi MR 885 Sections Ahu Whenua Trust 12(1)(d)/2020 Allowing meeting of owners and voting to be held by electronic means.
Te Waipounamu Māori Trustee Section 247 Māori Reserve 873 Kaiapoi Block XII Rangiora Survey District Kaiapoi MR 873 Blk XI Sec 247 Trust 12(1)(d)/2020 Allowing meeting of owners and voting to be held by electronic means.
Aotea Māori Trustee Himatangi 5 A 5 C Sec. 1 & Himatangi 5A5C2A Blocks Himatangi 5 Trust 12(1)(d)/2020 Allowing meeting of owners and voting to be held by electronic means.
Aotea Māori Trustee Rimutauteka 1B No. 2,
Rimutauteka 4B 1,
Rimutauteka 4B 2,
Rimutauteka 4C,
Rimutauteka No. 1C,
Rimutauteka No. 1D,
Rimutauteka No. 1E &
Rimutauteka No. 4D Blocks
Rimutauteka 1B2, 1C, 1D, 1E, 4B1, 4B2, 4C and 4D Trust 12(1)(d)/2020 Allowing meeting of owners and voting to be held by electronic means.
Te Waipounamu Māori Trustee Onuku 886 Sec 1A Sec 2 Block Onuku 886 Sec 1A Sec 2 Trust 12(1)(d)/2020 Allowing meeting of owners and voting to be held by electronic means.
Te Waipounamu Māori Trustee Onuku 886 No 6 Block Onuku MR 886 Section 6 Trust 12(1)(d)/2020 Allowing meeting of owners and voting to be held by electronic means.
Te Waipounamu Māori Trustee Onuku 886 No 7 Block Onuku MR 886 Section 7 Trust 12(1)(d)/2020 Allowing meeting of owners and voting to be held by electronic means.
Te Waipounamu Māori Trustee Onuku 886 No 4 Block Onuku MR 886 Sec 4 Trust 12(1)(d)/2020 Allowing meeting of owners and voting to be held by electronic means.
Aotea Māori Trustee Omuturangi 1 B Omuturangi Pt. Section 43 Block I Waimate Survey District Omuturangi 1B Trust 12(1)(d)/2020 Allowing meeting of owners and voting to be held by electronic means.
Tākitimu Māori Trustee Te Ore Ore 2C Section 3 Block Te Ore Ore 2C Sec 3 Trust 12(1)(d)/2020 Allowing meeting of owners and voting to be held by electronic means.
Aotea Māori Trustee Maraetaua No 1E No 2 Block Maraetaua 1E2 Trust 12(1)(d)/2020 Allowing meeting of owners and voting to be held by electronic means.
Aotea Māori Trustee Sub. 9 of Sec. 5, Block II D.P 768 Hawera Survey District Ngatitanewai 9 Trust 12(1)(d)/2020 Allowing meeting of owners and voting to be held by electronic means.
Aotea Māori Trustee Horowhenua No 6. B Block Horowhenua 6B Ahu Whenua Trust 12(1)(d)/2020 Allowing meeting of owners and voting to be held by electronic means.
Aotea Māori Trustee Himatangi 5A9C2 Block Himatangi 5A9C2 Trust 12(1)(d)/2020 Allowing meeting of owners and voting to be held by electronic means.
Aotea Māori Trustee Ngakaroro No 3D No 1 Subdivision No 3B Block Ngakaroro 3D1 Sub 3B Trust 12(1)(d)/2020 Allowing meeting of owners and voting to be held by electronic means.
Taitokerau Joeann Waata Lot 1 DP 37339 being Part Pūkahakaha East 5B, Lots 1-19 & 21-22 Deposited Plan 427145 Blocks & Pūkahakaha East 5B1-5B25 & 27 Blocks Pūkahakaha East 5B Trust 12(1)(d)/2020 Allowing Hui-a-Hapū and voting to be held by electronic means.

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