Land registration
Last updated
Issue date
Resource category
Regulatory document
Resource status
Resource ID

This guideline is to support the types of transactions authorised by the Greater Christchurch Regeneration Act 2016, including acquisitions of land by the Crown, and subsequent holding, mortgaging, leasing, amalgamation and disposal of that land.

This guideline is to help individuals and Toitū Te Whenua staff in relation to registering dealings under the Act or depositing relevant plans. It covers:

  • legal instruments received by Toitū Te Whenua acquiring and dealing with land
  • deposited plans, and new records of title
  • registration of the Crown’s acquisition of, dealings with, and charges against land under the Act (which includes land acquired under Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Act 2011)
  • requirements relating to adjoining owners for plans affected by the Act or the Cadastral Survey Rules 2021.

This guideline references the Cadastral Survey Rules 2021 (CSR 2021) which came into effect on 30 August 2021. During the 6-month transition period (30 August 2021 to 25 February 2022) cadastral survey datasets (CSDs) may be certified and lodged in terms of the CSR 2021 or the Rules for Cadastral Survey 2010.


Update note

This guideline was amended on 30 June 2021. The Greater Christchurch Regeneration Act 2016 is amended by the Greater Christchurch Regeneration Amendment Act 2020. 

Some provisions of the Act were not =repealed on the close of 30 June 2021, but were extended until the close of 30 June 2023, (or an earlier date may be set by Order in Council). They will be limited to apply only to a new definition of the land in the Ōtākaro Avon River Corridor.

Among other things, the extension of time lets Toitū Te Whenua meet obligations made with respect to title amalgamation work in the Ōtākaro Avon River Corridor.

The effect of those changes on the guidance are reflected by the notes in grey throughout.