21 June 2019

Issue 152

In this edition we talk about improving the Whenua Māori Visualisation Tool and the Landonline Release 3.20.

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Improving the Whenua Māori Visualisation Tool

The Whenua Māori Land Visualisation website helps Māori land owners and managers find out more about the physical characteristics, constraints and potential of their Māori Freehold land. It combines the most up-to-date environmental and land resource data from Manaaki Whenua (Landcare Research) with the updated property and legal data from Māori Land Online (Ministry of Justice).

The website has been upgraded to make it easier for Māori land owners and managers to understand more about the physical characteristics, constraints and potential of their lands.

Te Puni Kōkiri and Manaaki Whenua – Landcare Research recently upgraded the Whenua Māori Land Visualisation website.

The changes will make it easier for Māori freehold land owners to find and understand important information about individual land blocks, as well as generate their own land summary reports. This information will help Māori land owners and trustees make more informed decisions about the use of their whenua.

The improvements include:

  • refined search capabilities
  • a guide, including a video guide, to help whānau navigate the site
  • a glossary of the technical terms used on the site.

Visit the Whenua Māori Visualisation tool

If you have any queries about the site please contact the Whenua Māori team at Te Puni Kōkiri via email: whenuainfo@tpk.govt.nz

Landonline Release 3.20

The next maintenance release for Landonline is planned for release on Monday 15 July, subject to the completion of testing.

Maintenance releases typically focus on bug fixes and minor improvements.

This release includes a couple of enhancements for professional conveyancers, for example the ability to include colour images as attachments and some Authority and Instruction (A&I) form changes originally intended to be released in May.

For surveyors, the release includes some changes started prior to the Land Transfer Act (which was the focus of the previous release), so there is more survey content in this release. Some of the more significant changes are:

  • Several improvements to the automated schedule/memorandum
  • ‘Comprised In Reference’ in the Survey Header screen now has a third option of ‘Other’ where not a Title of Gazette Notice
  • ­Parcel Id can be more easily identified when parcels are added to the Tree
  • The addition of a Vertical Datum option in the Survey Header which will display on the Plan Header sheets
  • There are 6 questions added to the Submit Tab. These questions are to ensure plans are automatically work flowed to the most relevant people and should improve processing turnaround
  • Adjustment of irregular boundaries will have the transformation applied to the entire vertex sequence, resulting in a much better result when large shifts occur in non-SDC areas.

Further details will be provided closer to the release.

Important Notice: Landonline will not be available Saturday 13 and 27 of July 2019

Please note that Saturday 13 will be required for the implementation of Landonline 3.20, and Saturday 27 is required for further disaster recovery testing, where we will switch Landonline from our production copy in Auckland, to our DR copy in Wellington, and then back to Auckland. Test transactions will be done on both sites to ensure we can switch to and from each data centre without loss of in-flight transactions. These are a repeat of previous tests but provide assurance that nothing has been overlooked with on-going hardware and software upgrades.

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