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.  There are 202 active marine and coastal recognition applications.  These applications are managed centrally in the Wellington registry of the Court.

A series of first case management conferences for these applications were held in 10 locations around New Zealand beginning on 27 May 2018. 

A second round of case management conferences were held beginning 10 June 2019. The judge’s minute and transcripts from all the hearings are available below.

A spreadsheet of all applications updated is being updated and will be available for download in the near future.

The next round of case management conferences are as follows:

  • 10am on 19 March 2020 at the Rotorua High Court: CIV-2011-485-817 Edwards, on behalf of Te Whakatohea and overlapping claimants. (Case Management Conference)
  • 10am on 6 and 7 April 2020 at the Napier High Court: CIV-2011-485-821 Ngati Pahauwera and overlapping claimants (Two-day hearing on partial strikeout application)

There will be a further round of case management conferences beginning in Wellington on 29 June 2020. Further details can be found in the minute of Justice Churchman of 25 July 2019.


The most recent minutes/directions


Originating applications

Case Management conferences:

Case Management conferences - transcripts 

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