Find out about how we manage Crown pastoral land in the South Island high country.

Sheep on a rural New Zealand road

We manage around 1.2 million hectares of Crown pastoral land in the iconic South Island high country, stretching from Marlborough to Southland. 

The Commissioner of Crown Lands (CCL), an independent statutory officer, leases most of this land to farmers on a long-term basis for pastoral farming. 

We help the CCL manage pastoral leases, through carrying out property inspections, processing consents to carry out certain activities, and conducting lease renewals and rent reviews. 

Last Updated: 9 November 2021