Land Owners Register
This is a tutorial for the owners register available in Māori Land Owners Groups.
Learn about the feature created to provide owners with the ability to update contact details in one place. Land Administrators from all land blocks can get in touch with you and owners can privately email each other directly without a middle man/platform.
The Purpose of the Register...
- How can I contact whanau or whanaunga, or call a hui of owners
- I am researching whenua/whakapapa and would like to get in touch with whanau who may know more.
- I can see the owners list on Māori Land Online or Pataka Whenua but I wonder how to get in touch with other owners?
- I am a Trustee/Committee Member of a Trust or Incorporation and want to get in touch with land owners or shareholders but don't have a way of making contact?
- Who on the owners list are deceased or alive today?
- Do I have to contact each individual Trust or can I update my details with all Trusts and Incorporations at once?
What information is in the 'Owners' column?
The name displayed is the name registered with the Maori Land Court and matches results returned on Pataka Whenua.
The number in brackets is the Person ID or MLC ID and is assigned to the person by Maori Land Court personnel.
The icon (Candles with AD) is a tooltip to let you know how to advise of owner deceased.
What are the Blue buttons for?
Send an email directly to the 'Owner' or the 'Submitter' who has advised that an owner is deceased. The email address is linked to the members profile so even if they change their email in the future, you will be able to connect.
Please note: Email addresses will only be visible if the owner/member responds to your email otherwise contact details remain private to protect the privacy of our members.
How do I advise of owners that are deceased?
- Click on the name
- Click the purple button to view form where you can advise that an owner is deceased and enter as many details as known.
- Upload any of the following to verify the person as deceased: Death certificate, Obituary or notice from the newspaper of tangihanga page (photo or screenshot), Image of the headstone or gravestone. Please ensure that you reference the newspaper, tangihanga page or cemetery location when making your submission.
- Enter an email address so that owners, trustees or our administrators can contact a person directly with any queries. Invalid emails will result in deceased remaining unverified.
Can other members see my details?
No individuals (Takitahi Plus) can't see any contact details. The button shown will open a window where members enter their email, write a message and send an email directly to the owners/trustees registered email. Your email will only be visible to the sender if you reply to their email.
Network connections can be made via the 'Members Tab' where members can view optional shared details from member profiles.
Registered entities (Hinonga) that are land administrators for your land block will be able to see the following details:
- Send Email button
They will see the following details f you choose to enter them into your profile
- Phone Number
Can I update my bank account details & IRD number?
NO. We do not encourage members to share personal information with anyone other than the organisation they need to update with that information.
Upcoming Feature for 2024
A graph will be displayed in Maori Land Groups giving a quick overview of the Owners Register and providing a visual percentage of the following:
- Owners in the register that we have been advised are deceased
- Owners in the register that are MLI members (so can be contacted or connected with)
- Owners is the register where no information is available
If you have any further questions or feedback, please feel free to leave a comment below and we will reply to queries on this tutorial to assist others that may have the same queries.
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Kia Ora Nomads77, please refer to your profile to view any information we have concerning you. We hold no additional information and you can add/remove any information you have provided. Ngā mihi.
My poppa is Sam Te Hiringa Takiari, my dad is Joseph Richard Francis Takiari. Aroha Mai not the best at Māori but Ko Joshua Takiari Toku ingoa
Kia Ora I have a copy of all my land before u changed the site, what I want to know is why is it so hard to access it and why it takes days to get confirmation, I should be able to access it without the one million barriers I do not accept nor do I consent to ur terms and conditions, I am marking it under duress
Kia Ora Boronia-Camelia,
Members have never been able to search for their land interests for the purpose of getting a full copy and details on this website, that would be "Maori Land Online" or "Pataka Whenua". "Maori Land Information" (this website) was created in 2021 as a tool for land owners to connect through Land Owners Groups. We are independent and do not affiliate to any Ministry of Justice department or Government entity.
Kia Ora, hopefully you have received emails to confirm verification as an owner and you will be advised as you join whenua groups. This process registers you as an owner and connects your profile to the owners register for notification in the future of your relevant interests. Happy to help wherever we can.
Kia ora My name is Anthony Charlie Kuru, I was gifted land by my kuia, Ngati Kahungungu , I am an absolute owner,I don't understand or know what I need to do. I , my kids and Moko have no desire to go there, as we are established already. What do I do. Do I register with tumu paeroa to do this mahi for me. I don't have much time for the journey, respectively. Any suggestions please and thank you
Kia Ora Anthony, As a responsible trustee in a whanau trust, you are able to share the duties of managing the whenua with the other trustees for the benefit of your children and the children/mokopuna of the tupuna of the trust. You are not alone and hopefully you would be able to support the other trustees in their mahi. Te Tumu Paeroa are an entity that manages land on behalf of ALL owners in a land block so all blocks with multiple owners would all need to agree to being managed by TTP. Whenua is about whakapapa and if you choose not to return, kei te pai. As long as the beneficiaries are aware of where they come from and the whakapapa (line of succession) to the whenua, they will have the opportunity to reconnect in the future. We are hopeful that if our members join their land groups that at the very least, they will be able to ask questions, stay connected and be informed. We wish you the best and would be happy to help with any queries you may have.
My name's Ricky Wallace I'm a owner and sharholder in The block paritata B1 it's been 6 months now when I put in a further succession to my great great grandmother tuhituhi makutu or ngapera te rei why haven't they made contact with me and what's taking so long with the case manager I'm ment to be getting
Kia Ora Ricky, We are not able to assist or provide information regarding internal processes of the Maori Land Court.
Please direct your queries to them directly. We understand it must be frustrating but just keep enquiring with them and someone will respond at some stage.