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.

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 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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Responsibilities of Trustees of a Māori Trust
4 December 2018 | Bryan Gilling

Being the trustee of a Māori land trust is hard work and trustees have many legally enforceable obligations. It is not a job for Aunty just because she is...

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A Place for Tangata Whenua in the Resource Management Space
25 March 2018 | Bryan Gilling

Your hapū are kaitiaki over the environment within your rohe. A key element of being kaitiaki and dealing with environmental issues is participating in...

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News for Unheard Treaty Claims: Waitangi Tribunal Historical Claims Process
15 September 2017 | Bryan Gilling

Waitangi Tribunal Historical Claims Process

Several hundred historical claims have still not been fully heard or investigated by the Waitangi Tribunal....

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