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Being an owner

The Māori Land Court maintains an official record of owners of whenua Māori. 

How can you contribute as an owner? 

Attending an owners hui is a good way to participate in discussions regarding the whenua and obtain information from the trustee.

Some owners may consider taking on the role of an advisory trustee to support the responsible trustee with advice. 

If the Māori Trustee has been appointed responsible trustee of your whenua, here's how you can get started:

  • Find out when your next meeting of owners is. Have a look at the schedule of upcoming owner meetings.
  • Make sure we have your current contact details. If we have the right details, we can send you updates, invitations to owner hui, and pay out any funds we may be holding for you. Confirm your contact details here.
  • Talk to your whānau about the whenua. Keep them up-to-date, encourage them to contact us to confirm their contact details and help them to get involved too.
  • Sign up for regular updates on your land. If you want regular news about your whenua delivered to your inbox, sign up to My Whenua. It's a secure online service where you can access information about your whenua.

Depending on the role the Māori Trustee has been appointed to for your trust, we provide a range of services to support you and the trustees for your trust. Read more about how we support you