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). 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: