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.

Whilst the initial period of relief ran from 21 March 2020 to 30 November 2020 - this period has now been extended to 31 March 2021 by Order in Council(external link).

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
Waikato-Maniapoto Māori Trustee Omahu West No. 4B Omahu West 4B Trust 12(1)(d)/2020 Allowing meetings of owners and voting to be held by electronic means
Waiariki Māori Trustee Whaiti Kuranui 2D4 Section 15D2 Whaiti Kuranui 2D4 Section 15D2 Trust 12(1)(d)/2020 Allowing meetings of owners and voting to be held by electronic means
Waikato-Maniapoto Māori Trustee Hoe-o-Tainui North (6B 2G 5B 2B 1 and 6B 2E 2A) Lot 2 Te Ngare Pohutuhutu Trust 12(1)(d)/2020 Allowing meetings of owners and voting to be held by electronic means
Waiariki Māori Trustee Tokerau A No 1A Tokerau A1A Trust 12(1)(d)/2020 Allowing meetings of owners and voting to be held by electronic means
Waiariki Māori Trustee Lot 30D No 1 Parish of Rangitaiki Rangitaiki 30D1 Trust 12(1)(d)/2020 Allowing meetings of owners and voting to be held by electronic means
Waiariki Māori Trustee Oruanui C3 Oruanui C3 Trust 12(1)(d)/2020 Allowing meetings of owners and voting to be held by electronic means
Waiariki Trustees Ruatoki A Sections 20A, 62, 63A and Toketehua B (Aggregated) Ruatoki A 20A, A 62, A 63A & Toketehua B (Aggregated) Ahu Whenua Trust 12(1)(d)/2020 Allowing meetings and voting of trustees and owners, as well as the sending and receipt of information to be done electronically
Waiariki Trustees Motuaruhe 5D and 5E Hariata Kingsnorth Whānau Trust 12(1)(d)/2020 Allowing meeting of owners and election of trustees to be done electronically
Aotea Committee of Managerment Opawa Rangitoto 2C, Part Te Makomako Block and Section 1 Survey Office Plan 56575 Opawa Rangitoto 2C Incorproation 18(1)(c)/2020 Temporarily postponing the holding of an in-person AGM in 2020 (as required by the Māori Incorporation Regulations) in favour of a postal meeting - with appropriate provision to be made for postal voting to preserve shareholder rights.
Aotea Committee of Management Wharetoto 5B Wharetoto 5B Incorporation 18(1)(c)/2020 Temporarily postponing the holding of an in-person AGM in 2020 (as required by the Māori Incorporation Regulations) in favour of a postal meeting - with appropriate provision to be made for postal voting to preserve shareholder rights.
Aotea Māori Trustee Lot 1 DP 11254 Awarua 3A2J Trust 12(1)(d)/2020 Allowing meetings of owners and voting to be held by electronic means
Takitimu Māori Trustee Poukawa 6B Poukawa 6B Trust 12(1)(d)/2020 Allowing meetings of owners and voting to be held by electronic means
Tairāwhiti Māori Trustee Hereheretau B2J5B2 Hereheretau B2J5B2 Trust 12(1)(d)/2020 Allowing meetings of owners and voting to be held by electronic means
Te Waipounamu Māori Trustee Wairewa No 887 Block I Section No 14 Wairewa 887 Blk I Sec XIV Trust 12(1)(d)/2020 Allowing meetings of owners and voting to be held by electronic means
Aotea Māori Trustee Ngatimanuhiakai 17C No. 2 Te Whatu Ahu Whenua Trust 12(1)(d)/2020 Allowing meetings of owners and voting to be held by electronic means

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