Māori land transferred to general land under the Māori Affairs Amendment Act 1967 will be safe guarded from being leased or sold as “abandoned land sales” giving options to be reverted back into Māori land.
The key changes to the legislation, support the use and development of Māori freehold land.
If you require a separate rating area (SAR) to be created for a separate rate invoice or to apply for a rate rebate - please speak to your local council to request the Separate Rating Areas application form.
If you think your land may be non-rateable – please speak to your local council or to the Bay of Plenty Regional Council's Māori Land Specialist to discuss the use of the Māori land.
Contact our Māori Land Specialist
If you are affected by these changes and would like to talk through your options, contact our Māori Land Specialist Charlie Roddick, Rates Engagement Team Leader.
Changes to the rating of Māori land before and after the Local Government (Rating of Whenua Māori) Amendment Act.