Crown forest land

We administer some forestry land on behalf of the Crown, safeguarding it for use in Treaty of Waitangi settlements.

Historically, the Crown owned plantations of exotic tree species throughout New Zealand but the majority of these forests were sold between 1990 and 1992. The land itself was retained by the Crown for transfer to iwi under Treaty of Waitangi settlements.

We manage these lands on behalf of the Crown, and administer the licences the Crown has granted to forestry companies to grow trees on the land. The rents from these licences are transferred to the Crown Forestry Rental Trust, which holds and invests these proceeds on behalf of future successful Treaty of Waitangi claimants.

If you want to access or to use Crown forest land, please contact us at crownproperty@linz.govt.nz.  

If you want to find out more about a Crown forestry licence, you can order a copy of a land record from Landonline – our online survey and title system. 
Order a copy of a land record from Landonline

When placing an order, select “Computer Register (Certificate of Title) – Current with Diagram” and enter the Computer Interest Register Number noted in the following list. This list is also available as a download at the end of this page.

Crown forestry licenceLand districtComputer Interest Register Number
AthenreeSouth AucklandSA50D/250
AupouriNorth AucklandNA100A/1
EruaWellingtonWN1300/7
GlenbervieNorth AucklandNA100A/9
GwavasHawkes BayHBP1/1401
KarioiWellingtonWN1300/4
KauaerangaSouth AucklandSA50D/200
KawekaHawkes BayHBP1/1403
Lismore Hill (Part)Wellington10272
Lismore Sand (Part)WellingtonWN1300/3
ManakauWellingtonWN1300/5
MangaokewaSouth AucklandSA57A/650
MangatuGisborneGS6A/15
MaramaruaSouth AucklandSA50D/150
NgaumuWellingtonWN1300/9
OtangaroaNorth AucklandNA100A/4
PatunamuGisborneGS6A/1
(In Two Land Districts)Hawkes BayHBP1/1405
PirongiaSouth AucklandSA58C/445
Pureora North (Part)South AucklandSA58D/661
Santoft (Part)WellingtonWN1300/2
TairuaSouth AucklandSA50C/950
TangimoanaWellingtonWN1300/1
TawarauSouth AucklandSA64C/600
Te WeraTaranakiTNPR23/51
WaihouSouth AucklandSA50C/1000
WaitangiNorth AucklandNA100A/5
WaitarereWellingtonWN1300/21
WhangamataSouth Auckland460127
WhangapouaSouth AucklandSA49C/450
Woodhill (Part)North AucklandNA100A/7
Last Updated: 1 September 2016