Toitū Te Whenua Land Information New Zealand is the Government’s lead agency for property and location information, Crown property and managing overseas investment.

Our whakataukī

Whatungarongaro te tangata toitū te whenua. 
People come and go but land remains.

Our purpose

Understanding, developing and caring for whenua, moana and arawai.

Our values

Living our values helps us to bring to life our whakataukī and purpose:

  • Bold Māia
    I am curious and courageous. I take personal responsibility to be positive and strive to be better.
  • Expert Matatau
    I am passionate about reaching my potential. I keep an open mind and share my knowledge. I am outward-looking, innovative and flexible.
  • Stronger Together Whakapipiri
    I make connections to strengthen my work. I communicate effectively. I care and manaaki influences the way I work. I respect and value diversity.

Our outcomes

LINZ has a framework of outcomes and priorities aimed at sharpening our focus on the things that matter most for New Zealand, and guiding where we put our effort and resources.

The high-level outcomes we are seeking to achieve are:

  1. High-value geographic and property information
    People use geographic and property information to make well-informed decisions about things that matter to them.
  2. World-class property system
    People are able to own, transact, develop and invest in land and property with confidence, supporting them to grow and thrive.
  3. Making best use of the Crown Estate
    New Zealanders, visitors and future generations benefit from the protection and use of the Crown Estate that is managed in New Zealand's long-term interests.
  4. The overseas investment regime serves New Zealand's changing needs
    The overseas investment regime is responsive to New Zealand’s changing needs and evolves to meet our national and international context.  
Last Updated: 25 February 2021