This page contains information on High Country background and policy.

Exclusive possession of pastoral lease land

On 12 May 2009 the High Court issued a judgment on the right of pastoral leaseholders to exclusive possession of pastoral lease land, after a hearing conducted in Wellington on 26 March 2009. Read the the judgment below.

You can also read Crown Law opinion on pastoral leases and exclusive possession.

Strategic direction for Crown pastoral land

You can read the Cabinet papers below which outline the Government's approach to management of this land.