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Latest edition

November 2020 - Issue 162

  • Cadastral survey rules review
  • Registration of leases
  • Racing Industry Act 2020
  • Creating roads in subdivisions – request to accept transfer and dedication
  • Progress on rebuilding Landonline survey functionality
  • Landonline Notice to Mortgagee
  • Landonline unavailable on 21 November
  • Christmas/New Year hours
  • Subscribe to Landwrap

Previous editions

October 2020 - Issue 161

  • Landonline Notice of Change
  • Landonline Notice to Mortgagee
  • Creating roads in subdivisions – transfer and dedication not permitted
  • New Landonline terms and conditions
  • Subscribe to Landwrap

September 2020 - Issue 160

  • Property Rights System review completed
  • Public Land Record Search
  • Files change from TIFF to PDF
  • Notice of Change of Ownership
  • Improving our understanding of Landonline customers
  • Landonline Terms and Conditions changing
  • Post Registration Searches not received
  • Waiving and refunding title fees policy change
  • The Trusts Act 2019 and land registration
  • Christchurch legal seminar cancelled

August 2020 - Issue 159

  • Survey mark protection
  • Unit title prescribed forms
  • Caveat dealings
  • Rebuilding Landonline update
  • Legal seminar cancelled
  • Advice for Windows 7 users

June 2020 - Issue 158

  • Public Land Record Search
  • Feedback on Draft Cadastral Survey Rules 2020
  • Retaining unique identifiers for existing survey marks
  • Freezing Orders and Registrar’s Caveats
  • Land Transfer Tax Statements - End of Transitional Period

May 2020 - Issue 157

  • Removing a user from your Landonline Account
  • Information for practitioners during COVID-19 restrictions
  • Improving guidance on Unit developments for surveyors

March 2020 - Issue 156

  • Lunchtime legal seminars for 2020
  • Streamlining conveyancing
  • Unsupported web browsers
  • Feedback on draft Cadastral Survey Rules 2020
  • Guidance for surveyors on boundary conflicts in greater Christchurch
  • Accretion and erosion guideline 2019

December 2019 - Issue 155

  • Landonline and customer support hours over the break
  • Landonline outage via the LINZ website
  • The Land Transfer Tax Statement changes
  • Guidelines for Addressing In-fill Developments
  • Landonline Web Search Pilot
  • Engaging with survey software providers
  • Landonline Trusted Contacts
  • Are you still using Windows XP or Internet Explorer 7?

November 2019 - Issue 154

  • Landonline Release 3.21
  • Access to Landonline from unsupported platforms
  • Caveat preparation changes
  • Tax statement changes – 25 November 2019
  • Cadastral Survey Rules Review
  • Changes to the naming of Covenant Parcels within Landonline
  • Creating easements in leases
  • Hiding a title
  • Capture of vector equipment type

July 2019 - Issue 153

  • Use of NZVD2016 for Cadastral Surveys
  • Changes to A&I Forms generated from Landonline – release 3.20
  • Help build a better Landonline
  • Updating the Cadastral Survey Rules
  • Results from our reader survey

June 2019 - Issue 152

  • Landwrap survey
  • Improving the Whenua Māori Visualisation Tool
  • Landonline Release 3.20

April 2019 - Issue 151

  • Landwrap survey
  • Residential land statements required under section 51A of the Overseas Investment Act 2018
  • Update on the review for the rules for cadastral survey
  • Does a client’s Authority and Instruction (A&I) form expire?
  • Transfers of land subject to s22 New Plymouth District Council (Waitara Lands) Act 2018

March 2019 - Issue 150

  • Landonline will not be available on Saturday 30 March 2019
  • Easements for ‘Telecommunications and Computer Media’
  • Scale Factors, Scale Differences and Scale Adjustment
  • Post Registration Searches

February 2019 - Issue 149

  • Consultation on changes to the Rules for Cadastral Survey
  • Updated guideline on marginal and esplanade strips

December 2018 - Issue 148

  • Landonline summer holiday closing times
  • Protect your Landonline passwords
  • Important information when applying for a Survey Dispensation
  • Workaround for notices that print with blank fields
  • .rtf editing issue (Return Survey Requisition Notice)

November 2018 - Issue 147

  • Landonline summer holiday closing times
  • Land Transfer Act 2017
  • Updated verification of identity requirements and changes to A&I forms
  • Updates to guidelines for transactions under the Land Transfer Act 2017
  • Lodgement of paper instruments
  • Part signed instruments
  • Giving notice to the Registrar-General of Land
  • Rebuilding Landonline
  • New rules for overseas people buying New Zealand homes
  • 15,000 survey field books digitised
  • December Update to Geodetic Coordinates

October 2018 - Issue 146

  • Landonline outage 10 November
  • Update on the Land Transfer Act 2017
  • Citrix upgrades coming soon
  • Update on the Review of the Rules for Cadastral Survey
  • Use of NZVD2016 for Cadastral Surveys
  • Hamilton office now located at 65 Bryce Street

September 2018 - Issue 145

  • A reminder about tax information and compliance reviews
  • Understanding LINZ’s Role
  • Capturing CSD Referenced Surveys & Bearing Corrections in the Survey Header

August 2018 - Issue 144

  • Landonline outage 11 August
  • Valuer-General vigilant on Auckland rating valuations
  • Consultation on proposed changes to the Rules for Cadastral Survey
  • New OCTN instrument hints and tips

July 2018 - Issue 143

  • Landonline Release 3.18 (Powerbuilder 2017 R2)
  • Keeping our property system secure
  • Have your say on the future of the PositioNZ network

June 2018 - Issue 142

  • Recent Landonline issues
  • Mortgagee consent to deposit of plan
  • Fees for land title products and services - consultation closed
  • Digitisation of records in the North Island

April 2018 - Issue 141

  • Landonline maintenance release 3.17
  • Landonline Citrix connection issues
  • Bright-line rule change
  • Review of the Rules for Cadastral Survey 2010
  • Consultation

March 2018- Issue 140

  • Land Transfer Act 2017: Secondary legislation consultation opens
  • Landonline maintenance release 3.17

February 2018 - Issue 139

  • Reference Group - Review of the Rules for Cadastral Survey 2010
  • NZVD2016 heights in Geodetic Database and the LINZ Data Service
  • Kaikoura earthquake coordinate update
  • LINZ launches pilot programme to identify Canterbury quake-related boundary conflicts
  • Boundary Marking – Reinstatement Datasets
  • An index to the Surveyor-General’s guidelines is now available online
  • Depicting full extent of parcels

December 2017 - Issue 138

  • LINZ hours over the holiday season
  • Lapsing caveats over the Christmas / New Year period this year
  • Landonline Citrix Software Update
  • Review of the Rules for Cadastral Survey 2010
  • Survey capture in greater Christchurch
  • Landonline Digital Certificates – understanding your obligations

September 2017 - Issue 137

  • Landonline Unavailable on 30 September 2017
  • Review of the Rules for Cadastral Survey
  • Replacing Survey Records
  • Error messages at signing

July 2017 - Issue 136

  • Change to Landonline logon
  • Changes made to Landonline – Release 3.16
  • User forms updated

Archived editions

June 2017 - Issue 135 (PDF 163KB)

  • Digisign2 download and installation instructions (for signing customers only)
  • Checklists for registration requirements and common problem areas

May 2017 - Issue 134 (PDF 214KB)

  • Information about the Surveyor-General’s Guidelines in the KnowledgeBase

March 2017 - Issue 133 (PDF 301KB)

  • Known Issues for e-dealing
  • April deadline for the old Land Transfer Tax Statement
  • Information for Canterbury surveyors

November 2016 - Issue 132 (PDF 237KB)

  • Finding NZVD2016 heights
  • Changes to the Land Transfer Tax Statement
  • Proof of identity for dealings
  • Lapsing a Caveat
  • Information for Canterbury lawyers and conveyancers
  • Information for Canterbury surveyors
  • Kaikoura earthquakes

October2016 - Issue 131 (PDF 2MB)

  • Release notes for surveyors

September 2016 - Issue 130 (PDF 85KB)

  • Have your say on Landonline enhancement priorities
  • Modernising Access to Landonline
  • Preparing PositioNZ-RT for Multi-GNSS
  • Christchurch Survey Mark Movement Data
  • LINZ has released a new vertical datum - New Zealand Vertical Datum

July 2016 - Issue 129 (PDF 119KB)

  • Scanning and attaching documents in Landonline
  • New vertical datum
  • Nationwide coordinate update

June 2016 - Issue 128 (PDF 170KB)

  • Transfer your Digital Certificate
  • Nationwide update to geodetic coordinates 2016
  • Property transfers and tax residency data

May 2016 - Issue 127 (PDF 341KB)

  • Self-assessment questionnaire for law firms
  • Landonline Requests - Survey
  • Advanced Survey and Title Services (ASaTS) Project

March 2016 - Issue 126 (PDF 100KB)

  • Expiry of the contract date exemption for Land Transfer Tax Statements
  • Authority to enter land
  • Geodetic survey control network

February 2016 - Issue 125 (PDF 94KB)

  • Consultation on draft cadastral survey rules for Canterbury
  • Survey report: Tips for compliance with Rule 8.2
  • System support and software downloads
  • Standard for lodgement of cadastral survey datasets - LINZS70000

December 2015 - Issue 124 (PDF 309KB)

  • Information for Canterbury surveyors
  • Property tax compliance requirements
  • Property tax compliance FAQs
  • Landonline requests for dealings
  • Lapsing a Caveat
  • Prioritising Landonline enhancements

November 2015 - Issue 123 (PDF 99KB)

  • Entering tax information - exemptions and non-notifiables
  • Correction of tax information requests
  • Proof of identity for dealings
  • Lapsing a Caveat

October 2015 - Issue 122 (PDF 51KB)

  • Update on CSD processing times
  • Property tax compliance requirements
  • LINZ expands survey and titles team
  • LINZ’s geodetic mark mobile app is being improved

September 2015 - Issue 121 (PDF 51KB)

  • Landonline unavailable on Saturday 26 September
  • Modernising Access to Landonline
  • Preparing PositioNZ-RT for Multi-GNSS – can you connect?

August 2015 - Issue 120 (PDF 150KB)

  • Landonline unavailable Saturday 8 August
  • Update on CSD processing times
  • New automated survey report
  • Naming roads over private land
  • Recent changes to Authority and Instruction (A&I) forms
  • Taxation (Land Information and Offshore Persons Information) Bill

July 2015 - Issue 119 (PDF 117KB)

  • Advanced Survey and Title Services (ASaTS) – an update for Landonline users
  • Landonline disaster recovery test now postponed
  • Prioritisation of Landonline workspace enhancements
  • Headings for Schedule and Memorandum of Easements
  • Using the new NZ drivers licence for e-dealing proof of identity
  • Are you planning on upgrading to Windows 10?
  • Taxation (Land Information and Offshore Persons Information) Bill

May 2015 - Issue 118 (PDF 82KB)

  • Landonline 3.11 release
  • Issues running Landonline on Windows XP
  • Boundary marking surveys
  • Exception requests
  • CSD processing times
  • Annual Self-Assessment Questionnaire for law firms and conveyancers

April 2015 - Issue 117 (PDF 62KB)

  • Landonline maintenance release 3.11
  • Improving the CSD validation and approval process
  • Processing CSDs in areas of Christchurch affected by widespread shallow surface movement

March 2015 - Issue 116 (PDF 77KB)

  • Landonline conversion to UTF-8 (Easter weekend)
  • Internet Explorer news
  • Parcels without Survey Information type CSDs
  • The KnowledgeBase

February 2015 - Issue 115 (PDF 67KB)

  • Landonline software requirements and support
  • Avoiding delays in the Plan Generation batch process
  • Update on Landonline performance

December 2014 - Issue 114 (PDF 210KB)

  • PositioNZ-PP: Online GNSS post-processing service now available
  • Caveat lapsing period
  • Search and printing tips
  • Landonline performance
  • LINZ and Landonline to close over Christmas and New Year

October-November 2014 - Issue 113 (PDF 74KB)

  • Caveat lapsing period
  • LandXML extract file size increased
  • Change to Gazette references
  • Corrections
  • Discrepancy in Names
  • LINZ and Landonline to close over Christmas and New Year

September 2014 - Issue 112 (PDF 399KB)

  • Digital certificate downloads in Internet Explorer 11
  • Customers provide input into LINZ website refresh
  • Finding dealings/requests in workspace
  • The effects of changing the order of registration, or adding documents or titles to an e-dealing
  • Scanning and attaching documents in Landonline
  • Height order changes

August 2014 - Issue 111 (PDF 698KB)

  • Auto-save (file recovery)
  • Joint Lawyers and Surveyors Workshop
  • Setting up an e-dealing affecting cross leases
  • Certifications for multi party instruments
  • Setting up an e-dealing instrument with multiple parties
  • Conveyancing Self-Assessment Results 2013/14
  • Non-primary Parcels: Ascertained and Verified explained
  • Depicting changes to Units and Common Property in the CSD diagrams
  • Appellations for Māori land affected by legalisation surveys
  • Pre-validation Reporting

July 2014 - Issue 110 (PDF 289KB)

  • Transmissions under section 72 Property Law Act 2007
  • Canterbury Earthquake Disturbed Geodetic Marks
  • A&I forms just got better
  • Advanced Survey and Title Services update
  • Provide feedback on the LINZ website refresh
  • Uniprint settings

June 2014 - Issue 109 (PDF 74KB)

  • Changes to software support policy
  • LINZ website refresh
  • Seeking your feedback
  • Advanced Survey and Title Services update
  • Updates to Canterbury geodetic coordinates

May 2014 - Issue 108 (PDF 147KB)

  • Landonline release 3.10 on its way
  • Instruments should not contain personal information and correspondence
  • Transmissions – Key issues
  • Requisition fee waiver to end
  • Temporary Dispensation from Datum Connection (Rule 4.2) for Canterbury surveys has expired
  • Capture of Unit Development Plans in Landonline - updated version available

March 2014 - Issue 107 (PDF 144KB)

  • Landonline and Customer Support Easter Hours
  • Landonline Citrix security warnings
  • What’s coming up for customers in the next Landonline release
  • LINZ website refresh - help us structure the site
  • Variations of mortgage and mortgagee consent

February 2014 - Issue 106 (PDF 930KB)

  • Changes in the Office of the Surveyor-General
  • Printing from the Search Results window
  • Help LINZ make a website that helps you
  • Increase in number of titles that can be entered in a dealing
  • Providing Survey Mark Feedback
  • Understanding Mark Purposes

January 2014 - Issue 105 (PDF 104KB)

  • South Island Coordinate Update completed
  • Proof of identity for dealings
  • Register now for Locate14
  • Interim guideline to aspects of survey requirements applicable to Māori land surveys
  • Interim guideline to sea boundaries and the Marine and Coastal Area Act

December 2013 - Issue 104 (PDF 87KB)

  • Title memorials data now available from the LINZ Data Service
  • Survey Observation data now available from the LINZ Data Service
  • LandXML plugin for Quantum GIS
  • Finalised standard: lodgement of cadastral survey datasets
  • Overlapping non-primary parcels

October 2013 - Issue 103 (PDF 96KB)

  • IE10 is now supported by LINZ
  • Landonline Disaster Recovery test happening over the weekend of 9/10 November 2013
  • Landonline Survey Plan Generation update
  • Revised Registrar-General of Land guidelines
  • Conveyancing Professional availability over the Christmas and New Year Period
  • CR and EC instrument codes to be made historic on 1 December 2013
  • Changing or correcting names - new guideline
  • Identity verification standard - new version
  • Geodetic control workshop material from NZIS conference now available

September 2013 - Issue 102 (PDF 83KB)

  • Marine and Coastal Area Act 2011 guideline for registration
  • Notice of Claim – When the spouse, civil union or de facto partner of the claimant is not the registered proprietor
  • Cadastral Strategy - Summary of Submissions
  • Capturing Existing Units in Landonline
  • Post-Earthquake Geodetic Coordinates Available for Canterbury

August 2013 - Issue 101 (PDF 196KB)

  • Improvements to Online Plan Layout functionality, and decommission of Offline Plan Generation functionality
  • Firm mergers and closures in Landonline
  • Vendor A&I forms – Tips to ensure the purchaser’s details are captured correctly
  • Instructions from ANZ
  • LINZ cannot deposit plans with lapsed section 223 approvals
  • e-lodged instruments may only affect one instrument
  • Don’t lose access to the PositioNZ real time service
  • Unproven marks in areas of ground movement

July 2013 - Issue 100 (PDF 91KB)

  • Landonline spatial data update delay
  • No survivorship
  • A self-assessment tool to assess your e-dealing processes and controls
  • Post-Earthquake Normal Orthometric Heights Available for Canterbury
  • Temporary Dispensation - Horizontal Datum Connection (Rule 4.2) for Canterbury
  • Unproven marks in areas of ground movement

May 2013 - Issue 99 (PDF 144KB)

  • Landonline spatial data update planned
  • LINZ to provide easier access to land records
  • Printing from the Search Results window
  • Significant failures to comply with the Rules for Cadastral Survey

April 2013 - Issue 98 (PDF 195KB)

  • Changes to 0800 ONLINE service
  • Lease for life and transmission upon the death of the lessee
  • Using the A & I facility in Landonline saves time and reduces errors
  • Draft standard: lodgement of Cadastral Survey Datasets

March 2013 - Issue 97 (PDF 106KB)

  • A reminder to update your Landonline contact details
  • Landonline release 3.9 on its way
  • Windows 64 bit versions now supported
  • New Landonline Software
  • Easter Operating Hours for Landonline and Customer Support
  • Authorisation and withdrawal of caveats
  • South Island Coordinate Update
  • Proof of identity for high risk transactions
  • Changing or correcting names in the RGL’s record

February 2013 - Issue 96 (PDF 103KB)

  • Reset your Landonline password
  • Resetting Landonline window positions
  • Upcoming Landonline 3.9 & 3.10 releases
  • Post Registration Searches upon registration of an e-dealing – who receives them
  • Easement Certificate (EC) instrument type to be removed from Landonline Workspace
  • Depicting the relationship between a non-primary parcel and its underlying parcel
  • Unlicensed surveyors undertaking redefinition surveys

January 2013 - Issue 95 (PDF 77KB)

  • Raising our Customer CARE
  • Compliance requirements for discharge authorities received via propel-lc
  • Which dataset type – Survey, or Parcels without Survey Information?
  • National Geodetic Office Update

December 2012 - Issue 94 (PDF 119KB)

  • Viewing notices in workspace
  • Requests to process a transaction with urgency
  • Entering Multiple Mortgagee Names
  • Diagram requirements for Private Drain Certificates (s461 Local Government Act 1974)
  • Getting adopted vectors correct
  • Interpreting the amended Rules for Cadastral Survey
  • Extension of consultation period on the Strategy for Developing the Cadastre
  • Capture of connections to water or irregular boundaries

October 2012 - Issue 93 (PDF 125KB)

  • New UniPrint client available for download
  • Pre-set instrument lists for e-dealings based on common transactions
  • Completion of A&I forms and nominations
  • Compliance requirements for ANZ discharge authorities received via SOLD
  • Extra Protection for PRMs
  • Mark Linking
  • Seeking your feedback: A 10–20 Year Strategy for Developing the Cadastre
  • Amended Rules for Cadastral Survey
  • CSD Fee problem in Landonline

September 2012 - Issue 92 (PDF 100KB)

  • Separate Request Manual Copy searches for each document you require
  • Certificates under ss 223 and 224 Resource Management Act 1991 – when to include as part of the dealing to deposit the plan
  • Resubmitting dealings
  • Bodies corporate created under the Unit Titles Act 1972 –1 October 2012 and the Unit Titles Act 2010
  • CSD Fee problem in Landonline
  • Interim standard for mark protection (Canterbury Earthquake)
  • 'Unit' or 'Principal Unit' on staged unit developments
  • Survey of Existing Non-LINZ Structures to Provide Orientation

August 2012 - Issue 91 (PDF 205KB)

  • UniPrint options may result in incomplete printed products
  • Landonline aspatial data now available from the LINZ Data Service
  • Dealings affecting leasehold estates
  • Review of the Rules for Cadastral Survey
  • An easier way to submit geodetic mark information

July 2012 - Issue 90 (PDF 53KB)

  • Reminder of new requisition or rejection clarification process
Last Updated: 4 November 2020