Standards, directives and guidelines

The key standards, directives and guidelines set by the Registrar-General of Land for property transactions in New Zealand.

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Standards made under the Land Transfer Act 2017

LINZS20012 - Certification of Electronic Instruments (Statutory Requirements and Retention of Evidence) Standard 2018

LINZS20013 - Boundary Changes − Accretion and Dry Beds (Rivers and Streams) Standard 2018

LINZS20014 - Withholding Information under the Land Transfer Act 2017 Standard 2018

LINZS20015 - Recording Memorials on the Register Standard 2018

LINZS20016 - Allocation of Certification Rights Standard 2018

LINZS20018 - Authority and Identity Requirements for E-Dealing Standard 2018

Directives made under the Land Transfer Act 2017

LINZD20017 - Requisition Periods Directive 2018

LINZD20019 - Availability of Online Digital Services under the Land Transfer Act 2017 Directive 2018
 

Guidelines for transactions under the Land Transfer Act 2017

LINZG20773 - Caveats and Other Stops on Registration Guideline 2018

LINZG20774 - Removal of Easements Guideline 2018

LINZG20775 - Authority and Identity Requirements for E-Dealing Guideline 2018

LINZG20776 - Identity Requirements for Paper Instruments Guideline 2018

LINZG20777 - Deposit of Survey Plans for the Subdivision of Land Guideline 2018

LINZG20778 - Adverse Possession Guideline 2018

LINZG20779 - Alterations to the Register Guideline 2018

LINZG20780 - Applications to Correct or Change Names in the Register Guideline 2018

LINZG20781 - Withholding Information Guideline 2018

LINZG20782 - Application to bring land under the Act – Dry Riverbeds and Streambeds Guideline 2018

LINZG20783 - Accretion and Erosion Guideline 2018

LINZG20784 - Transmission following amalgamation of companies Guideline 2018

LINZG20785 - Greater Christchurch Regeneration Act 2016 Registration matters Guideline 2018

LINZ OP G 01243 - New Plymouth District Council (Waitara Lands) Act 2018 registration guideline

Operable, not yet updated for the Land Transfer Act 2017:

LINZG20720 - Interim guideline for Unit Titles Act 2010

LINZG20726 - Registration guideline for the Marine and Coastal Area Act 2011

LINZG20727 - Guideline for conveyancing records lost or destroyed in the Canterbury earthquakes

Guideline for registration of Māori land transactions under Te Ture Whenua Māori Act 1993

LINZG20728 - Guideline for registration of Māori land transactions under Te Ture Whenua Māori Act 1993

Treaty Settlement Guidelines

General Guideline

The general guideline is issued by the Registrar-General of Land to ensure that applications received by LINZ under specific Treaty claims settlement legislation are dealt with correctly. The guideline provides an overview of the common elements included in claims settlement Acts that impact on the registration process (for example, removing resumptive memorials, cultural redress property, commercial redress property, memorial formats).

The general guideline is designed for use with specific guidelines developed for each Treaty claims settlement Act.

LINZG20701 - Treaty Claims Settlement Acts - general guideline - revoked (use for transitional dealings)

LINZG20786 - Treaty Claims Settlement Acts General Guideline 2018 – operable (issued under the Land Transfer Act 2017)

Specific Guidelines

2019

LINZ OP G 01244 - Ngāti Rangi Settlement Act 2019 registration guideline

LINZ OP G 01242 - Ngāti Tūwharetoa Claims Settlement Act 2018 registration guideline

2018

LINZG20761 - Ngāi Tai ki Tāmaki Claims Settlement Act 2018 registration guideline

LINZG20770 - Heretaunga Tamatea Claims Settlement Act 2018 registration guideline

LINZG20771 - Ngāti Tamaoho Claims Settlement Act 2018 registration guideline

LINZ OP G 01223 - Iwi and Hapū of Te Rohe o Te Wairoa Claims Settlement Act 2018 registration guideline

2017

LINZG20766 - Te Awa Tupua (Whanganui River Claims Settlement) Act 2017 registration guideline

LINZG20767 - Ngāti Pūkenga Claims Settlement Act 2017 Registration Guideline

LINZG20768 - Rangitāne Tū Mai Rā (Wairarapa Tamaki nui-ā-Rua) Claims Settlement Act 2017 registration guideline

LINZG20769 - Ngatikahu ki Whangaroa Claims Settlement Act 2017 registration guideline

2016

LINZG20755 - Hineuru Claims Settlement Act 2016 registration guideline

LINZG20762 - Ngāruahine Claims Settlement Act 2016 registration guideline

LINZG20763 - Taranaki Iwi Claims Settlement Act 2016 registration guideline

LINZG20764 - Te Atiawa Claims Settlement Act 2016 registration guideline

LINZG20765 - Rangitāne o Manawatu Claims Settlement Act 2016 registration guideline

2015

LINZG20737 - Te Aupouri Claims Settlement Act 2015 registration guideline

LINZG20752 - Ngāti Kuri Claims Settlement Act 2015 registration guideline

LINZG20754 - Te Kawerau ā Maki treaty settlement Act 2015 registration guideline

LINZG20756 - NgāiTakoto Claims Settlement Act 2015 registration guideline

2014

LINZG20725 - Ngāti Rangiwewehi Claims Settlement Act 2014 registration guideline

LINZG20734 - Ngā Mana Whenua o Tāmaki Makaurau Collective Redress Act 2014 registration guideline

LINZG20741 - Maungaharuru-Tangitū Hapū Claims Settlement Act 2014 registration guideline

LINZG20742 - Ngati Toa Rangatira Claims Settlement Act 2014 registration guideline

LINZG20743 - Ngāti Rangiteaorere Claims Settlement Act 2014 registration guideline

LINZG20745 - Tapuika Claims Settlement Act 2014 registration guideline

LINZG20747 - Ngāti Kōata, Ngāti Rārua, Ngāti Tama ki Te Tau Ihu, and Te Ātiawa o Te Waka-a-Māui Claims Settlement Act 2014 registration guideline

LINZG20748 - Raukawa Claims Settlement Act 2014 registration guideline

LINZG20749 - Ngāti Apa ki te Rā Tō, Ngāti Kuia, and Rangitāne o Wairau Claims Settlement Act 2014 registration guideline

LINZG20750 - Ngāti Hauā Claims Settlement Act 2014 registration guideline

LINZG20751 - Te Urewera Act 2014 registration guideline

LINZG20753 - Ngāti Koroki Kahukura Claims Settlement Act 2014 registration guideline

LINZG20760 - Tūhoe Claims Settlement Act 2014 registration guideline

2013

LINZG20739 - Ngāti Whātua o Kaipara Claims Settlement Act 2013 registration guideline

LINZG20746 - Waitaha Claims Settlement Act 2013 registration guideline

2012

LINZG20723 - Ngai Tāmanuhiri Claims Settlement Act 2012 registration guideline

LINZG20724 - Maraeroa A and B Blocks Claims Settlement Act 2012 registration guideline

LINZG20729 - Ngāti Whātua Ōrākei Claims Settlement Act 2012 registration guideline

LINZG20730 - Ngāti Manuhiri Claims Settlement Act 2012 registration guideline

LINZG20731 - Ngāti Mākino Claims Settlement Act 2012 registration guideline

LINZG20732 - Rongowhakaata Claims Settlement Act 2012 registration guideline

LINZG20733 - Ngāti Pāhauwera Claims Settlement Act 2012 registration guideline

LINZG20735 - Ngāti Manawa Claims Settlement Act 2012 registration guideline

LINZG20736 - Ngāti Whare Claims Settlement Act 2012 registration guideline

LINZG20738 - Ngāti Porou Claims Settlement Act 2012 registration guideline

2010

LINZG20719 - Ngāti Apa (North Island) Claims Settlement Act 2010 registration guideline

LINZG20722 - Waikato-Tainui Raupatu Claims (Waikato River) Settlement Act 2010 registration guideline

2009

LINZG20718 - Port Nicholson Block (Taranaki Whanui ki Te Upoko o Te Ika) Claims Settlement Act 2009 registration guideline

LINZG20721 - Whakarewarewa and Roto-a-Tamaheke Vesting Act 2009 registration guideline

2008

LINZG20715 - Te Roroa Claims Settlement Act 2008 registration guideline

LINZG20716 - Affiliate Te Arawa Iwi and Hapu Claims Settlement Act 2008 registration guideline

LINZG20717 - Central North Island Forests Land Collective Settlement Act 2008 registration guideline

 

Standards, Guidelines and Rulings set by the Registrar-General of Land under the Land Transfer Act 1952 (and other Acts) that have been revoked

Last Updated: 11 September 2019