Navigating Whenua Māori - Te Waka Tuatoru

He Waka Tauihu e Parepareā Ana: Navigating Whenua Māori Programme: Toitū Te Whenua

Proudly Supported by Te Waka Parepareā Trust 2022

Land Navigators: Lorraine Cassidy and Adrianne Kereopa
Kaiwhakahaere Matua: Joeann Walters

Course Aim(s)

(1)To create and produce a Whānau Whenua Māhere/Plan that supports their dreams and aspirations for their whenua.

(2)To introduce and provide whānau with key contacts – Te Puni Kōkiri, Ministry of Primary Industries, local district council, Māori Land Court, Manaaki Landcare, Te Tumu Paeroa/Māori Trustee, LINZ, Kainga Ora and Kai Oranga – Grow your kai, in the context of land potential and development. 

Learning Outcome(s)

(LO1) To design and produce a Whānau Whenua Māhere (Whānau Land Development Plan) for a selected piece of whenua that you whakapapa to OR to a piece of whenua that you have an interest in and; to link to the appropriate Govt Depart(s) and/or entity for support.

(LO2) To familiarise and introduce whānau to the different Government Departments and entities that assist whānau in the development of their whenua.

Topics / Indicative Content

Occupation Applications

Establishing Trust’s Applications

Māori Reservations Applications

Te Ture Whenua Māori Act 1993

Roles and Functions of the Māori Land Court

LINZ – Land Information New Zealand

MLC – Māori Land Court Information System

MLMBIndex – Research Tool

Online Research Tools


Manaaki Landcare

Te Puni Kōkiri 

Ministry of Primary Industries

Online Search Tools