Legislation we administer
Legislation administered by LINZ:
Cadastral Survey Act 2002
Crown Grants Act 1908
Crown Pastoral Land Act 1998
Deeds Registration Act 1908*
Hunter Gift for the Settlement of Discharged Soldiers Act 1921
Land Act 1948
Land Transfer Act 1952*
Land Transfer (Computer Registers and Electronic Lodgement)
Amendment Act 2002
New Zealand Geographic Board (Nga- Pou Taunaha o
Aotearoa) Act 2008
Public Works Act 1981
Rating Valuations Act 1998
Reserves and Other Lands Disposal Acts
Unit Titles Act 2010*
Valuers Act 1948.
(* Administered jointly with the Ministry of Justice)
LINZ also has a number of statutory officers with specific functions under the various acts we administer:
- The Commissioner of Crown Lands exercises rights of ownership and has statutory responsibility for all Crown land.
- The Registrar-General of Land is responsible for the regulatory aspects of the land titles system.
- The Surveyor-General oversees and regulates New Zealand’s surveying industry and is the Chairperson of the New Zealand Geographic Board Nga- Pou Taunaha o Aotearoa.
- The Valuer-General ensures district valuation rolls, which are used by territorial authorities for rating purposes, are maintained to appropriate standards. The Valuer-General is also the Chairperson of the Valuers Registration Board.
The Registrar-General of Land and the Surveyor-General, in particular, have special responsibilities relating to land transactions under more than 50 other statutes.
LINZ acts in a secretarial and administrative support capacity for the New Zealand Geographic Board Nga- Pou Taunaha o Aotearoa and the Valuers Registration Board.
LINZ also has functions under a number of other Acts, including:
Airport Authorities Act 1966 (relating to disposal of land)
Crown Forest Assets Act 1989 (relating to Crown Forestry Licences)
Crown Minerals Act 1991 (relating to access arrangements to land)
Crown Research Institutes Act 1992 (relating to disposal of land)
Electoral Act 1993 (relating to electoral boundaries)
Geographical Indications Act 1994 (relating to geographical names)
Health Reforms (Transitional Provisions) Act 1993 (relating to disposal of land)
Local Government Act 1974 (relating to road stopping)
Mining Tenures Registration Act 1962 (relating to residence site licences)
Marine and Coastal Area (Takutai Moana) Act 2011 (relating to reclaimed land interests and customary marine title areas)
New Zealand Railways Corporation Act 1981 (relating to disposal of land)
Overseas Investment Act 2005 (relating to overseas investment applications)
Resource Management Act 1991 (relating to network utility operators and acquisition of land)
State Owned Enterprises Act 1986 (relating to disposal of land)
Te Ture Whenua Ma - ori Act 1993 (relating to Ma - ori land)
Treaty of Waitangi (State Enterprises) Act 1988 (relating to disposal of land)
Treaty of Waitangi Act 1975 (relating to disposal of land)
Treaty of Waitangi Claims Settlement Acts (various).