Skip to content. | Skip to navigation


Document Actions

Marine and Coastal Area (Takutai Moana) Act 2011 applications for recognition orders

Under the Marine and Coastal Area (Takutai Moana) Act 2011, applications for a High Court order for recognition of protected customary rights and customary marine title had to be made by 3 April 2017.

Prior to 2017, the Court had received 9 applications. In 2017 the balance of the applications were filed. At present all applications are being managed by the Wellington registry of the Court.

The Court has 202 active marine and coastal recognition order applications. It is reviewing these applications to ensure all applicants who claim an interest in the various zones are accurately identified and the extent of those zones is clarified. A number of applicants have claimed rights in more than one area.

Notices of Appearance filed after 26th February 2018 must be accompanied by an Application to file out of time and this will incur a late application fee of $200. The filing fee of $110 will remain payable. A memorandum may be filed at the same time explaining the extenuating circumstances that have led to the late filing.

A spreadsheet of all applications updated is made available to facilitate communication among parties and counsel. This spreadsheet will be updated periodically.

High Court Marine and Coastal list as of 2 May 2018 (PDF, 330 KB)


The most recent minute/direction: