Proposed regulations and standards to better manage Crown pastoral land

4 July 2022

We are seeking feedback on proposed new regulations and standards to support the implementation of the Crown Pastoral Land Reform Act.

The new legislation is focused on improving how we administer 1.2 million hectares of Crown pastoral land in the South Island high country.  

Read the consultation documents for full details

This consultation is open from Monday 4 July to Friday 19 August 2022.

The regulations and standards are expected to come into effect in mid-November 2022.

About the proposed regulations

The proposals in this consultation include:

  • the information required from leaseholders when applying for consent to carry out a discretionary pastoral activity or stock limitation exemption
  • the information required from leaseholders and others when applying for a commercial recreation permit
  • new factors the Commissioner of Crown Lands must consider when determining the impact of a pastoral activity, commercial recreation permit, or stock limitation exemption, on the inherent values of the land
  • the information required to accompany enforceable undertaking agreements between leaseholders and the Crown to mitigate or resolve a breach
  • new infringement fees and notices.

About the proposed standards

The proposals in this consultation include:

  • a standard for undertaking the new requirements or tests under the Act such as sufficient information, identification of inherent values, determining no more than minor effects and assessing reasonable alternatives.
  • a standard to support the assessment of applications for easements, transfers and subleases affecting Crown pastoral land.

Consultation documents

Related documents

Related Acts

Information sessions

We have a series of information sessions planned to answer any questions people may have about the proposed regulations and standards.

Monday 25 JulyBannockburn – Coronation Hall and Church
37 Hall Road, Bannockburn
Lessees: 3–4.30pm
Public: 5–6.30pm
Tuesday 26 JulyOmarama Memorial Hall
35 Chain Hills Highway, Omarama
Lessees: 3–4.30pm
Public: 5–6.30pm
Wednesday 27 JulyMt Hutt Memorial Hall & Function Centre
160 Main Street, Methven
Lessees: 3–4.30pm
Public: 5–6.30pm
Tuesday 2 AugustYealands Awatere Community Hall
Foster Street, Seddon
Lessees: 3–3.30pm
Public: 3.30–4.30pm

Making your submission

Please use the following submission form:

Crown Pastoral Land Reform Act: Proposed regulations and standards (DOCX 608KB)

Please include your name, the name of your organisation (if applicable), and contact details in your submission.

You can provide feedback by emailing your submission to or mailing:

Crown Pastoral Land Consultation  
Land Information New Zealand  
PO Box 5501  
Wellington 6145 

Submissions close at 5pm on Friday 19 August.

If you have any questions, contact or 0800 665 463.


Submissions are public information 

Please note, once consultation is complete, copies of submissions will be published on our website.

Submissions are also subject to the Official Information Act 1982 (OIA). People can ask for copies of the submissions we receive under the OIA, and we must make this information available unless we have good reason for withholding it.

If you think there are grounds to withhold specific information in your submissions from publication, please make this clear in your submission or contact us. Reasons may include that it discloses commercially sensitive or personal information. However, any decision LINZ makes to withhold details can be reviewed by the Ombudsman, who may direct us to release it.

Official Information Act 1982 – NZ Legislation

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