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 Act covers Māori land trusts, Māori incorporations, Māori reservations, and groups of assembled owners (along with a wide range of other entities).

We're working on some guidance for these types of entities, to explain how the Act can help you and what you need to do.

This guidance will be available here on the MLC website in the week commencing 25 May 2020.

In the meantime, you can read the Act here:

COVID-19 Response (Requirements For Entities – Modifications and Exemptions) Act 2020(external link)