Treaty settlements are contained in legislation, settlement deeds and government policy. There are requirements to be considered when Crown agencies propose to dispose of land.
Where the Crown proposes to dispose of land not subject to a Treaty settlement, Government policy requires that the protection of Maori interests is considered before the disposal can occur. Land Information New Zealand (LINZ) has a regulatory role in ensuring that these obligations are met before LINZ approves of any disposal of Crown-owned land. This standard is published to ensure for LINZ and Government vendor agencies that the Crown’s Treaty obligations are considered and met when the Crown is disposing of land for which LINZ has a statutory role under the Land Act 1948 and Public Works Act 1981.