Land Navigation Programme: He Waka Tauihu e Pareparea Ana - Whangarei

LAND NAVIGATION PROGRAM (1) Final Whangarei Whwh Day Tuesday 7  Nov 2017-1.jpg

A new programme in Te Tai Tokerau to assist whānau to navigate and understand Māori land processes with a view to position themselves for improved engagement and utilisation of their whenua Māori.


  • Application for Succession
  • Occupation
  • Māori Land Search
  • Determination of Dwellings
  • Whakapapa Research
  • Whānau Trusts
  • Transfer of Shares
  • Māori Land Court orders
  • Land Information NZ
  • Local District Councils

Delivery Method

A 36-week programme delivered via three 12-week blocks - progressing from Level 1 (first 12-week block) to Level 3 (Last 12-week block). Delivery methods are kaupapa Māori based and whānau will be expected to attend:

  • Whakawhanaungatanga Day (10am OR 6pm, 7 November 2017, Door of Hope
    Fellowship, 102 Tarewa Rd, Morningside, Whangarei, Cnr of Otaika and Tarewa Rd)
  • One noho marae per month
  • One on one - individual learning plans
  • Weekly tutorials and haerenga


  • Whānau Māori Land Management Plans based on whānau aspirations for their whenua with planned steps to utilise their whenua
  • Increase knowledge for navigating Māori land court processes
  • Whānau initiate and begin land search to compile land database
  • Whānau become familiar with Court records and historical research
  • Whānau introduced to whakapapa contained in Māori land court records
  • Walking, seeing their whenua and comparing to survey plans, identifying possible land use options i.e. papakāinga, mara kai, puna wai, commercial, industry, land development, etc.

Contact and to register:

Clinton Dearlove
027 972 6984

Nazarene MihaereComment