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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.  The judge’s minute and transcripts from all the hearings are available below.

A second round of case management conferences will be heard beginning 10 June 2019. The details of these can be found in the Minute dated 18 July 2018 from paragraph [84].

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 11 March 2019 (PDF, 331.4 KB)


The most recent minutes/directions


Originating applications

Case Management conferences:

Case Management conferences - transcripts 

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