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.
To see if you have interests in the land blocks listed below please click here to visit Maori Land Online where you are able to search land information by owner or trust/trustee.
Applicants must have interest in one or more of the following land blocks:
*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