- Minister welcomes Waitangi Tribunal report [PDF, 142KB]
- Media statement - Minister welcomes Waitangi Tribunal report
- Water science could boost Maori land use
- Iwi leaders hui
- Iwi leaders consult on consultation
- Flavell keen for owners to take control
- Year of challenges and growth
- Te Ururoa Flavell: Draft bill sets up a Maori land service
- Minister responds to criticism on Te Ture Whenua, Te Tumu Paeroa
- Te Tumu Paeroa needs to be reined in - Kelvin Davis
- Claim lodged on Ihumatao stonefield SHA
- Iwi leaders want land law input
- Using Maori land to live sustainably
- Dame Whina Cooper celebrated by Google
- Experience lost in land court reform
- Council, Maori invest into Opotiki kiwifruit packhouse
- Bill 'to stop Maori land confiscations under Public Works Act'
- Urgent Hearing Into Te Ture Whenua Māori Gets Underway
- Durie Backs Reform of Maori Land Court
- Tribunal Hearing Sparks Land Bill Changes
- Māori Party Shift Allows RMA Reform
- Making Māori Land More Manageable
- Planned Workforce Needed For Māori Land
- Rise 2025 Indigenous Coaching & Development Programme
Events and Updates
Latest events and updates for this section are listed below.
Whenua Māori Fund 2017
The Whenua Māori Fund was set up to assist owners and trustees of Māori freehold land to prepare for new opportunities, improve existing operations and utilise unused land. We profile ten initiatives from Te Taitokerau (Far North) to Te Waipounamu (South Island) who received a total of $1.15m covering nearly 48,000 hectares of land. The Fund provides $12.8 million over four years and is part of the wider Te Ture Whenua Māori reform designed to give Māori landowners more say and control over what happens with their whenua.
Māori land law reform one step closer
Te Ture Whenua Māori Bill passed its second reading in Parliament just before Christmas (December 2016).
You can view the introductory speech in Parliament by Māori Development Minister Te Ururoa Flavell here.
Te Ture Whenua Māori Update
On 25 of November the Māori Affairs Select Committee reported Te Ture Whenua Māori Bill back with changes in areas such as representation, decision-making and the appointment of Judges to the Māori Land Court.
Proposed Māori Land Service Brochure
This leaflet sets out the proposed functions of the new proposed Māori Land Service based primarily on what Te Ture Whenua Māori Bill (the Bill) says.
South Island farm scoops up Ahuwhenua trophy
For the first time in its 83 year history, a South Island dairy farm has won the prestigious Ahuwhenua Trophy BNZ Māori Excellence in Farming award.