The Marine and Coastal Area Register is a record of customary interests in the marine and coastal area recognised under the Marine and Coastal Area (Takutai Moana) Act 2011 or Ngā Rohe Moana o Ngā Hapū o Ngāti Porou Act 2019.

Customary marine interests include customary marine title and protected customary rights.

Customary marine title recognises the relationship of iwi, hapū or whānau with a part of the common marine and coastal area. Customary marine title can’t be sold, and free public access, fishing and other recreational activities are allowed to continue in customary marine title areas.

Protected customary rights include activities like launching waka and collecting hangi stones, that were undertaken in 1840 and continue today as part of local iwi, hapū and whānau tikanga practice.

For more information on customary interests in the marine and coastal area, visit the Te Arawhiti website.

Under the Marine and Coastal Area (Takutai Moana) Act (subpart 3 of part 4), Land Information New Zealand is responsible for maintaining a marine and coastal area register as a permanent record of documents relating to customary marine interests.

Access the marine and coastal area register here

Document type

Crown recognition document prepared in accordance with section 115 Ngā Rohe Moana o Ngā Hapū o Ngāti Porou Act 2019

Customary Marine Title Order: Area of Pōtikirua to Wharau

Customary Marine Title Order: Area of Ōroa to Midway Point

Customary Marine Title Order: Area of Midway Point to Matakāoa Point

Customary Marine Title Order: Area of Awatere River to Waipapa Stream

Customary Marine Title Order: Area of Waipapa Stream to Te Wharenaonao Point

Customary Marine Title Order: Area of Te Wharenaonao Point to Whangaokeno

Customary Marine Title Order: Area of Whangaokeno to Waiapu River

Customary Marine Title Order: Area of Waiapu River to Waiotautu Stream

Customary Marine Title Order: Area of Ōnepoto to Koutuamoa Point

Customary Marine Title Order: Area of Koutuamoa Point to Kaimoho Point

Customary Marine Title Order: Area of Kaimoho Point to Rāhuimānuka

Customary Marine Title Order: Area of Rāhuimānuka to Mataahu

Customary Marine Title Order: Area of Mataahu to Pōkurakura Point

Customary Marine Title Order: Area of Pōkurakura Point to Koutunui Head

Customary Marine Title Order: Tamaitemioka and Pohowaitai Islands
Last Updated: 4 February 2022