Rules, standards and guidelines for the conduct and processing of cadastral surveys, and for the integration and provision of cadastral survey data.


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  • Use of Graphic Description Plans – OSG Policy 2000/2
    The purpose of this policy is to achieve uniformity and accuracy in the graphical presentation for those areas of land, the boundaries of which are required to be defined for formal notification in the New Zealand Gazette or for other statutory purposes and for which no certificate of title will be required.
  • Conservation Covenant Plans OSG Policy 2002/1
    This policy is intended to achieve uniformity in the presentation of diagrams of conservation covenants, open space covenants, and Nga Whenua Rahui kawenata, negotiated under various statutes.


Other references

Historical standards, policies and guidelines as well as other survey publications are able to be searched on the Resources page

Legislation drafted by the Parliamentary Council Office is available on  Legislation repealed or revoked before 4 September 2007 is not generally available, with certain exceptions.

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