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 200 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 third round of case management conference were held beginning 29 June 2020. The judge’s minute is available below and transcripts will follow soon.

A list of all 200 Marine and Coastal Applications before the High Court is published on this webpage.

There will be a further round of case management conferences beginning in Wellington on 8 June 2021. Further details can be found in the minute of Justice Churchman of 25 August 2020.



The most recent minutes/directions

Archived minutes 2017 - 31 December 2019


Originating applications

Case Management conferences:

Case management conferences - transcripts, third round: June and July 2020

Case management conferences - transcripts, first and second round

If you have queries or concerns regarding any of these matters, please contact | Marine and Coastal Area (Takutai Moana) Act 2011