We administer some forestry land on behalf of the Crown, safeguarding it for use in Treaty of Waitangi settlements.

Our role

Historically, the Crown owned plantations of exotic tree species throughout New Zealand but the majority of these forests were sold between 1990 and 1992. The land itself was retained by the Crown for transfer to iwi under Treaty of Waitangi settlements.

We manage these lands on behalf of the Crown, and administer the licences the Crown has granted to forestry companies to grow trees on the land. The rents from these licences are transferred to the Crown Forestry Rental Trust, which holds and invests these proceeds on behalf of future successful Treaty of Waitangi claimants.

Accessing Crown forest land

If you want to access or to use Crown forest land, please contact us at crownproperty@linz.govt.nz.  

Crown forestry licences

If you want to find out more about a Crown forestry licence, you can order a copy of a land record using our Land Record Search

When placing an order, select “Computer Register (Certificate of Title) – Current with Diagram” and enter the Computer Interest Register Number noted in the following list. 

Crown forestry licence Land district Computer Interest Register Number
Athenree South Auckland SA50D/250
Aupouri North Auckland NA100A/1
Erua Wellington WN1300/7
Glenbervie North Auckland NA100A/9
Kauaeranga South Auckland SA50D/200
Lismore Hill (Part) Wellington 10272
Lismore Sand (Part) Wellington WN1300/3
Manakau Wellington WN1300/5
Mangaokewa South Auckland SA57A/650
Mangatu Gisborne GS6A/15
Maramarua South Auckland SA50D/150
Ngaumu Wellington WN1300/9
Otangaroa North Auckland NA100A/4
Pirongia South Auckland SA58C/445
Pureora North (Part) South Auckland SA58D/661
Santoft (Part) Wellington WN1300/2
Tairua South Auckland SA50C/950
Tawarau South Auckland SA64C/600
Te Wera Taranaki TNPR23/51
Waihou South Auckland SA50C/1000
Waitangi North Auckland NA100A/5
Waitarere Wellington WN1300/21
Whangamata South Auckland 460127
Whangapoua South Auckland SA49C/450
Woodhill (Part) North Auckland NA100A/7

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