LINZ has strategic relationships with five Māori and iwi organisations. These relationships are helping to unlock the potential of Māori owned land, while helping LINZ learn how we can better work with and assist Māori and iwi.
As part of these relationships, LINZ has committed to developing annual work programmes that, pending resource requirements of both organisations, will enable us to work more collaboratively on mutually beneficial projects.
Strategic Māori and iwi Partners
LINZ is working closely five Māori and iwi partners to identify how we can help tangata whenua realise their aspirations for their land. We will expand the number of organisations we work with when we better understand what we can effectively do.
The five organisations we are currently working with are:
- Port Nicholson Block Settlement Trust (PNBST), Taranaki Whānui ki te Upoko o Te Ika
- Federation of Māori Authorities (FoMA)
- Te Tumu Paeroa
- Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu
- Te Whakakitenga o Waikato Inc
Te Pae Hihiri, the Business with Māori Advisory Group
This group supports LINZ to improve relationships and business with Māori and iwi as a valued treaty partner, business partner, stakeholder and customer. This ensures that the expectations of all parties, in relation to land information, are understood and delivered effectively.
How is LINZ helping?
One of those organisations is Te Tumu Paeroa. Te Tumu Paeroa administers Māori freehold land for owners across Aotearoa New Zealand.
Te Tumu Paeroa Māori Trustee, Jamie Tuuta, acknowledges that’s a huge undertaking but one that is made easier with the use of LINZ data.