To be registered as a beneficiary, you must be a natural descendant of an original owner of a Tūwharetoa land block surrounding Lake Taupō and its tributaries.

You are not eligible to be a beneficiary of the Trust if you:
  • Obtained an interest in land adjoining Lake Taupō and its tributaries but are not a natural descendant of an original owner; or
  • You are an adopted person who is not a natural descendant of an original owner.
You need to complete and submit a registration form and attach a copy of:
  • Your birth certificate; and
  • Supporting land documentation (i.e Māori Land Court records)
Applying online? Applications will only be accepted if all documentation is attached.

Applicants must have interest in one or more of the following land blocks:
Please note:
*Hauhungaroa is inclusive of the Whakarawa Block
*Rangatira is inclusive of the Paenoa Te Akau Block
*Waipapa Block must be in the Aotea Land District

  • Hauhungaroa*
  • Kuratau
  • Nukuhau
  • Oraukura
  • Pahikohuru
  • Puketi
  • Rangipo Waiau
  • Tauhara Middle
  • Te Whakao
  • Tokaanu Township
  • Waimanu
  • Waituhi
  • Hautū
  • Mangahouhou
  • Ohuanga
  • Oreti
  • Patuiwi
  • Puketapu
  • Rotoaira
  • Tauhara South
  • Te Whataroa
  • Turutururoa
  • Waipahihi
  • Waiunu
  • Kaimanawa
  • Motuopuhi
  • Okahukura
  • Oruanui
  • Pūkawa
  • Rangatira*
  • Rotoakui Reserve
  • Tauranga Taupo
  • Tihoi
  • Waihaha
  • Waipapa*
  • Whakaipo
  • Ketetahi
  • Ngapuna
  • Opawa Rangitoto
  • Otumuheke
  • Pukepoto
  • Rangipo North
  • Ruamata
  • Te Kopiha
  • Tokaanu
  • Waihikahakaharoa
  • Wairakei
  • Whangamata
To see if you have interests in these land blocks please see Maori Land Online where you are able to search land information by owner and trust/trustee.