Record Locations

Listed below are the locations of the most commonly used records for New Zealand's 12 land registration districts.

Where possible, our aim is to store record sets locally according to the land registration district they relate to.

Records are available either through LINZ or Archives New Zealand. Items relocated to Archives New Zealand will be listed in their Archway system shortly after they have been transferred.

Record types:

Crown grants

The original early land grants, later replaced by Certificates of Title.

A full national set of Crown grants is held at Archives New Zealand (Wellington), listed under ABWN 8090.

 

Land district Location Moved?
Auckland (North) Archives New Zealand (Auckland) Records have moved
Auckland (South) LINZ (Hamilton Office) - request via LINZ website Apr-May 2011
Hawkes Bay Archives New Zealand (Wellington) Records have moved
Gisborne Archives New Zealand (Auckland) Records have moved
Taranaki Archives New Zealand (Wellington) No change
Wellington Archives New Zealand (Wellington) Tick
Canterbury Archives New Zealand (Christchurch) Tick
Marlborough Archives New Zealand (Christchurch) Tick
Nelson Archives New Zealand (Christchurch) Tick
Westland Archives New Zealand (Christchurch) Tick
Otago Archives New Zealand (Dunedin) Tick
Southland Archives New Zealand (Dunedin) Tick
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Crown records

Non-survey and title records. These include Crown purchase records.

These items are being split between LINZ and Archives New Zealand. Please contact us to determine the location of the particular item required.

 

Land district Location Moved?
Auckland (North) Archives New Zealand (Auckland), and

LINZ - request via LINZ website
Tick
Auckland (South) Archives New Zealand (Auckland) Records have moved
Hawkes Bay Archives New Zealand (Wellington), and

LINZ - request via LINZ website
Records have moved
Gisborne Archives New Zealand (Auckland), and

LINZ - request via LINZ website
Records have moved
Taranaki LINZ (Hamilton Office) - request via LINZ website No change
Wellington Archives New Zealand (Wellington), and

LINZ - request via LINZ website
Tick
Canterbury Archives New Zealand (Christchurch), and

LINZ - request via LINZ website
Tick
Marlborough Archives New Zealand (Christchurch), and

LINZ - request via LINZ website
Records have moved
Nelson Archives New Zealand (Christchurch), and

LINZ - request via LINZ website
Records have moved
Westland Archives New Zealand (Christchurch), and

LINZ - request via LINZ website
Records have moved
Otago Archives New Zealand (Dunedin), and

LINZ - request via LINZ website
Records have moved
Southland Archives New Zealand (Dunedin), and

LINZ - request via LINZ website
Records have moved
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Deeds

Deeds are the earliest system for transferring and dealing with land. They are the most common example of registers and indexes.

Deeds index volumes around the country are being progressively digitised. If you require urgent business access during the digitisation periods, contact us.

 

Land district Location Moved?
Auckland (North)

Archives New Zealand (Auckland)

Currently being digitised (expected return, end of Feb 2011)

Records have moved
Auckland (South) Archives New Zealand (Auckland) No change
Hawkes Bay Archives New Zealand (Wellington) Records have moved
Gisborne

Archives New Zealand (Auckland)

Currently being digitised (expected return, end of Feb 2011)

Records have moved
Taranaki Archives New Zealand (Wellington) Records have moved
Wellington Archives New Zealand (Wellington) Tick
Canterbury Archives New Zealand (Christchurch) Records have moved
Marlborough Archives New Zealand (Christchurch) Records have moved
Nelson Archives New Zealand (Christchurch) Records have moved
Westland Archives New Zealand (Christchurch) Records have moved
Otago

Archives New Zealand (Dunedin)

Currently being digitised (expected return, end of Nov 2010)

Records have moved
Southland

Archives New Zealand (Dunedin)

Currently being digitised (expected return, end of Nov 2010)

Records have moved
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Documents

Also known as 'instruments'. These are the legal documents dealing with sale and ownership of land which are lodged at LINZ (eg Certificates of Title, easements, mortgages, etc).

 

Land district Location Moved?
Auckland (North) LINZ - request via LINZ website No change
Auckland (South) LINZ - request via LINZ website No change
Hawkes Bay LINZ - request via LINZ website No change
Gisborne LINZ - request via LINZ website No change
Taranaki LINZ (Hamilton Office) - request via LINZ website No change
Wellington LINZ - request via LINZ website No change
Canterbury LINZ - request via LINZ website No change
Marlborough LINZ - request via LINZ website No change
Nelson LINZ - request via LINZ website No change
Westland LINZ - request via LINZ website No change
Otago LINZ - request via LINZ website No change
Southland LINZ - request via LINZ website No change
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Legalisation cards

Used to reference statutory actions against parcels on survey plans.

These items are progressively being digitised and will be added to Landonline. If you require urgent business access during the digitisation periods, contact us.

 

Land district Location Moved?
Auckland (North)

LINZ (Hamilton Office) - request via LINZ website

Records have moved
Auckland (South)

Digital copies available in Landonline (attached to plans as supporting documents)

Available in Landonline
Hawkes Bay

Digital copies available in Landonline (attached to plans as supporting documents)

Available in Landonline
Gisborne

Digital copies available in Landonline (attached to plans as supporting documents)

Available in Landonline
Taranaki

Digital copies available in Landonline (attached to plans as supporting documents)

Available in Landonline
Wellington

Digital copies available in Landonline (attached to plans as supporting documents)

Available in Landonline
Canterbury LINZ (Christchurch Office) - request via LINZ website May-Jun 2011
Marlborough LINZ (Christchurch Office) - request via LINZ website May-Jun 2011
Nelson LINZ (Christchurch Office) - request via LINZ website May-Jun 2011
Westland LINZ (Christchurch Office) - request via LINZ website May-Jun 2011
Otago

Digital copies available in Landonline (attached to plans as supporting documents)

Available in Landonline
Southland

Digital copies available in Landonline (attached to plans as supporting documents)

Available in Landonline
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Microfilm

A range of microfilm / aperture cards covering a variety of records in each land district. A full national set is held in Wellington.

 

Land district Location Moved?
Auckland (North) Archives New Zealand (Auckland) Records have moved
Auckland (South) LINZ (Hamilton Office) - request via LINZ website No change
Hawkes Bay Archives New Zealand (Wellington) Records have moved
Gisborne Archives New Zealand (Auckland) Records have moved
Taranaki LINZ (Hamilton Office) - request via LINZ website No change
Wellington Archives New Zealand (Wellington) Tick
Canterbury Archives New Zealand (Christchurch) Records have moved
Marlborough Archives New Zealand (Christchurch) Records have moved
Nelson Archives New Zealand (Christchurch) Records have moved
Westland Archives New Zealand (Christchurch) Records have moved
Otago Archives New Zealand (Dunedin) Records have moved
Southland Archives New Zealand (Dunedin) Records have moved
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Plans (SO, DP, ML)

Plan sequences deposited as legal representations of land. The main sequences are Survey Office (SO) Deposited Plan (DP) and Māori Land (ML). These are all available through Landonline.

 

Land district Location Moved?
Auckland (North) LINZ - request via LINZ website No change
Auckland (South) LINZ (Hamilton Office) - request via LINZ website No change
Hawkes Bay LINZ - request via LINZ website Records have moved
Gisborne LINZ - request via LINZ website Records have moved
Taranaki LINZ - request via LINZ website No change
Wellington LINZ - request via LINZ website Tick
Canterbury LINZ - request via LINZ website No change
Marlborough LINZ - request via LINZ website No change
Nelson LINZ - request via LINZ website No change
Westland LINZ - request via LINZ website No change
Otago LINZ - request via LINZ website Records have moved
Southland LINZ - request via LINZ website Records have moved
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Plans (deeds plans)

Plans supporting the deeds records by showing land areas that have been divided up by particular deeds.

 

Land district Location Moved?
Auckland (North) None exist  
Auckland (South) LINZ (Hamilton Office) - request via LINZ website No change
Hawkes Bay LINZ - request via LINZ website Records have moved
Gisborne Archives New Zealand (Auckland) Records have moved
Taranaki LINZ - request via LINZ website No change
Wellington LINZ - request via LINZ website Tick
Canterbury LINZ - request via LINZ website No change
Marlborough LINZ - request via LINZ website No change
Nelson LINZ - request via LINZ website No change
Westland LINZ - request via LINZ website No change
Otago LINZ - request via LINZ website Records have moved
Southland LINZ - request via LINZ website Records have moved
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Plans (roll plans)

Large plans stored in rolls, often some of the older plans. Many have Survey Office (SO) references and are available through Landonline.

 

Land district Location Moved?
Auckland (North) Archives New Zealand (Auckland) Records have moved
Auckland (South) LINZ (Hamilton Office) - request via LINZ website Apr-May 2011
Hawkes Bay Archives New Zealand (Wellington) Records have moved
Gisborne Archives New Zealand (Auckland) Records have moved
Taranaki LINZ - request via LINZ website No change
Wellington Archives New Zealand (Wellington) Tick
Canterbury Archives New Zealand (Christchurch) Tick.
Marlborough Archives New Zealand (Christchurch) Tick.
Nelson Archives New Zealand (Christchurch) Tick.
Westland Archives New Zealand (Christchurch) Tick.
Otago LINZ - request via LINZ website No change
Southland None exist No change
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Plan registers

Registers recording all plans as they were lodged, in numerical order.

 

Land district Location Moved?
Auckland (North) LINZ (Hamilton Office) - request via LINZ website Records have moved
Auckland (South) LINZ (Hamilton Office) - request via LINZ website No change
Hawkes Bay LINZ (Hamilton Office) - request via LINZ website Records have moved
Gisborne LINZ (Hamilton Office) - request via LINZ website Records have moved
Taranaki LINZ (Hamilton Office) - request via LINZ website No change
Wellington LINZ (Hamilton Office) - request via LINZ website Tick
Canterbury LINZ (Christchurch Office) - request via LINZ website No change
Marlborough LINZ (Christchurch Office) - request via LINZ website No change
Nelson LINZ (Christchurch Office) - request via LINZ website No change
Westland LINZ (Christchurch Office) - request via LINZ website No change
Otago LINZ (Christchurch Office) - request via LINZ website Records have moved
Southland LINZ (Christchurch Office) - request via LINZ website Records have moved
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Provisional registers

An interim title issued for land held by the Crown or under Māori Land Court jurisdiction.

 

Land district Location Moved?
Auckland (North) LINZ - request via LINZ website Records have moved
Auckland (South) LINZ (Hamilton Office) - request via LINZ website No change
Hawkes Bay Archives New Zealand (Wellington) Tick
Gisborne Archives New Zealand (Auckland) Tick
Taranaki LINZ (Hamilton Office) - request via LINZ website No change
Wellington (vols 1 - 13) LINZ - request via LINZ website Records have moved
Wellington (vols 14 - 24) Archives New Zealand (Wellington) Records have moved
Canterbury LINZ - request via LINZ website Records have moved
Marlborough LINZ - request via LINZ website Records have moved
Nelson LINZ - request via LINZ website Records have moved
Westland LINZ - request via LINZ website Records have moved
Otago LINZ - request via LINZ website No change
Southland LINZ - request via LINZ website No change
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Registers & indexes

Registers were used to record details, often cross-referencing information to other records such as plans. These include block registers, survey district registers, reserves registers, etc. Indexes are cross-references to the registers and to a wide range of other records (eg section indexes, tenure indexes). Most of this information is now available through Landonline.

These items are being split between LINZ offices and Archives New Zealand. Please contact us to determine the location of the particular item required.

 

Land district Location Moved?
Auckland (North)

Archives New Zealand (Auckland), and

LINZ (Hamilton Office) - request via LINZ website

Records have moved
Auckland (South) LINZ (Hamilton Office) - request via LINZ website No change
Hawkes Bay

Archives New Zealand (Wellington), and

LINZ (Hamilton Office) - request via LINZ website

Records have moved
Gisborne

Archives New Zealand (Auckland), and

LINZ (Hamilton Office) - request via LINZ website

Records have moved
Taranaki LINZ (Hamilton Office) - request via LINZ website No change
Wellington

Archives New Zealand (Wellington), and

LINZ (Hamilton Office) - request via LINZ website

Tick
Canterbury Archives New Zealand (Christchurch), and

LINZ - request via LINZ website
Records have moved
Marlborough Archives New Zealand (Christchurch), and

LINZ - request via LINZ website
Records have moved
Nelson Archives New Zealand (Christchurch), and

LINZ - request via LINZ website
Records have moved
Westland Archives New Zealand (Christchurch), and

LINZ - request via LINZ website
Records have moved
Otago Archives New Zealand (Dunedin), and

LINZ - request via LINZ website
Records have moved
Southland Archives New Zealand (Dunedin), and

LINZ - request via LINZ website
Records have moved
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Survey field books & traverse book records

The earliest records of surveys. Surveyors use field books to record measurements taken in the field. Traverse books provide a record of coordinates for each survey mark within a survey.

 

Land district Location Moved?
Auckland (North) LINZ (Hamilton Office) - request via LINZ website No change
Auckland (South) LINZ (Hamilton Office) - request via LINZ website No change
Hawkes Bay LINZ (Hamilton Office) - request via LINZ website Records have moved
Gisborne LINZ (Hamilton Office) - request via LINZ website Records have moved
Taranaki LINZ (Hamilton Office) - request via LINZ website No change
Wellington LINZ (Hamilton Office) - request via LINZ website Tick
Canterbury LINZ (Christchurch Office) - request via LINZ website No change
Marlborough LINZ (Christchurch Office) - request via LINZ website No change
Nelson LINZ (Christchurch Office) - request via LINZ website No change
Westland LINZ (Christchurch Office) - request via LINZ website No change
Otago LINZ (Christchurch Office) - request via LINZ website Records have moved
Southland LINZ (Christchurch Office) - request via LINZ website Records have moved
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Warrants

A means of transferring land that overlaps with the Crown Grants and the use of the Land Transfer system in the 1870s. A complete national set is held in Archives New Zealand (Wellington), listed as ABWN 591.

 

Land district Location Moved?
Auckland (North) Archives New Zealand (Auckland) Records have moved
Auckland (South) LINZ (Hamilton Office) - request via LINZ website No change
Hawkes Bay Archives New Zealand (Wellington) Records have moved
Gisborne Archives New Zealand (Auckland) Records have moved
Taranaki Archives New Zealand (Wellington) Tick
Wellington Archives New Zealand (Wellington) Tick
Canterbury Archives New Zealand (Christchurch) Records have moved
Marlborough Archives New Zealand (Christchurch) Records have moved
Nelson Archives New Zealand (Christchurch) Records have moved
Westland Archives New Zealand (Christchurch) Records have moved
Otago Archives New Zealand (Dunedin) Records have moved
Southland Archives New Zealand (Dunedin) Records have moved
 

 

The refreshed LINZ website will be here soon.

You’ll still be able to access the same information, but you’ll notice a change in the design and layout of the site.

Read more about the changes.