Māori Land & Business

Striking the right balance between commercial and cultural aspirations for Māori land is critical. Our Māori land and business development team have the expertise and knowledge to assist you in finding this balance. Morrison Kent can help you to thrive, with guidance on a range of business and commercial matters relating to Māori land, Trusts and Incorporations and Māori owned business. 


Building stronger communities together

The Māori land and business team have a long and proud history of developing lasting relationships with iwi. We routinely provide approachable, cost-effective and practical advice on a full spectrum of Māori land and business development matters. We can offer property, commercial, governance and strategic advice to PSGE’s and have a strong working knowledge of the various legislative schemes that play a role in Māori land. At Morrison Kent, we will work together to build strong communities. 

Our team are well placed to support companies throughout New Zealand that wish to collaborate with iwi or Māori owned and operated businesses, by fostering mutually beneficial relationships.

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Areas of Specialisation

Māori land development and utilisation

Trusts and Incorporations

Post-settlement governance and structures

Forestry, horticulture, fisheries and geothermal

Governance issues

Māori Land Court

Māori Land & Business Team

Māori Land & Business News

Which Māori Land Trust is best for your Whenua?

20 September 2018 | Bryan Gilling

Māori land trusts must strike a balance between preserving the whenua for the future while at the same time unlocking its economic potential in the present.

A range of unique land trusts can be tailored to the complexity, needs and aspirations of...

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How urgent? Waitangi Tribunal application for an urgent inquiry
14 August 2019 | Bryan Gilling

There are times when the Crown or its agents do things, fail to do things, or make decisions which breach the rights of Māori under Te Tiriti o Waitangi....

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Hapū Rangatiratanga or Large Natural Grouping: Negotiating Treaty of Waitangi Settlements
6 August 2019 | Bryan Gilling

It is widely accepted that hapū - not iwi were the primary vehicles of Māori political organisation at the time of the signing of Te Tiriti o Waitangi....

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Saving Lands for Treaty Settlements: Section 27B Memorials
17 July 2019 | Bryan Gilling

Treaty settlements are provided by the Crown, from Crown resources, in almost all cases. Private lands are not touched, are they? Well, in a very small...

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