Maori landowners are now able to carry out a search of their Maori land shares using the Maori Land Court’s new Maori Land On Line system.

Since 1995 the Maori Land Court has been moving from a paper-based system to electronic processing of applications and enquiries.

The Maori Land Information System was introduced to the Maori Land Court in 1999.  It includes a database of all the Maori land blocks.  Until recently records of the Court were kept within the seven district offices and could only be viewed by travelling to the district office where they were kept.  The Maori Land Information System enables the Courts to preserve these records.

As well as finding out about Maori land shares, people can also access information concerning the current owners, names of trustees and reports giving details of activities on blocks.

Further information about Maori Land On Line is available at