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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.


An updated version of this Standard came into effect on 3 December 2023. A summary of the key changes can be found at the bottom of this page.

Where the Crown proposes to dispose of land not subject to a Treaty settlement, Government policy requires that the protection of Māori interests is considered before the disposal can occur. Toitū Te Whenua Land Information New Zealand 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 Toitū Te Whenua and Government vendor agencies that the Crown’s Treaty obligations are considered and met when the Crown is disposing of land for which Toitū Te Whenua has a statutory role under the Land Act 1948 and Public Works Act 1981.