ARC manages a number of Māori Trust & Incorporations in and around Rotorua and the Bay of Plenty

Please use the contact form or click on the website link to your Trust/Incorporation to update your information to guarantee you receive notices and communications.

Contact us

Kindly use the contact form if you have any questions or queries about a trust or incorporation.

Phone

07 242 7228

Address

1227 Ranolf Street, CBD, Rotorua 3010

PO Box 987, Rotorua 3040

Frequently asked questions

How do I check if I am in a Trust?

Please visit Maori Land Online to see if you or members of your whānau (family) are owners or shareholders in the Trust/Incorporation.

What is succession?

Succession is the legal transfer of interests or shares in Māori land from a deceased family member to others lawfully entitled to those interests.

The Te Ture Whenua Act 1993 was amended in 2021 to make the succession process much easier. Historically, the majority of succession cases were heard by a Māori Land Court judge. If your succession case is deemed simple and uncontested, it can now be decided by a Māori Land Court Registrar without a court hearing (unless you request to be heard by a judge in a court sitting). If your application is not deemed “simple and uncontested” at any point, a registrar may refer it to a judge for hearing.

How do I apply for succession?

You need to file an application for succession at the Māori Land Court.

You will need to provide the following:

  • Completed Application Papers
  • Certified copy of the Death Certificate
  • The deceased persons will if there is one
  • Details of the deceased’s whānau.
  • Application fee of $60.00


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