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The tenure review process is governed by the Crown Pastoral Land Act 1998 (the CPLA). At certain points during the tenure review process, documents must be presented for registration in the land transfer register.

This guideline is limited in scope to the land title registration aspects of the tenure review process. It provides guidance on what should be included in documentation presented to Toitū Te Whenua LINZ for registration under the CPLA, and what the register should show when CPLA documentation is registered. It is intended that this guideline be used by persons authorised to prepare documentation for registration under the CPLA, and persons with delegated authority to undertake registration functions on behalf of the Registrar-General of Land (RGL) under the Land Transfer Act 2017.

Changes to the guideline - 26 October 2021:

On 26 October 2021, references to the Land Transfer Act 1952 were updated to the Land Transfer Act 2017. 

There is currently a Crown Pastoral Land Reform Bill (the Bill) going through parliament which proposes to end tenure review.  If the Bill is enacted this guideline may still be relevant for tenure reviews that are underway.  The RGL continues to monitor the progress of the Bill and will update this page as needed.

Updated Date: 26 October 2021