Whenua Māori Fund for land owners

Are you interested in generating a return from your land? Do you want to want to improve returns from your land?

Te Puni Kōkiri manage the Whenua Māori Fund to support owners and trustees of Māori freehold land explore different uses of land, and news ways to boost its productivity.

Published: Thursday, 12 May 2016 | Rāpare, 12 Haratua, 2016

Most Māori freehold land is used to benefit whānau through farming, forestry or other business. In some cases owners want to get more from their whenua.

Owners who want to improve the returns from their land may need to diversify their land use, or do something different altogether on their whenua.

The Whenua Māori Fund provides funding for owners or trustees to get expert advice to help them explore new ideas.

What Whenua Māori Fund can support

The Whenua Māori Fund supports initiatives that lay the groundwork for future productivity improvements or commercial development of land, for example:

  • developing skills and knowledge about better or new uses of land;
  • helping owners to confirm their vision/aspirations for their land;
  • looking at what uses are suitable for what land;
  • identifying options;
  • business planning; and
  • addressing constraints on Māori land development.

Interested in finding out more or applying?

The application form can be found online at www.tpk.govt.nz/whenuamaori.