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Regional offices

You can call, email or visit us in person.

We have 9 offices across New Zealand. Our offices are open between 10am and 4pm on normal week days. You don’t need to make an appointment.

Whangārei – Taitokerau District

Judge: Judge Miharo Armstrong

Registrar / Manager: Don Cameron

Street address:
3rd Floor, Manaia House
Rathbone Street
Whangārei

Postal address:
AX10086
Whangārei

Write the address as written above and send it the same way as any other mail. You can use an NZ Post mail box. If you use a DX mail box your mail will get to us faster (external link)

Phone: 09 983 9940
Email: mlctaitokerau@justice.govt.nz

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Auckland – Taitokerau District

Our Auckland office is an information office that is open to the public.

You can:

  • get application forms and advice
  • get help with locating Māori land
  • search our electronic database.

We don’t have any court records in Auckland but we’ll be able to help you identify which office you need to contact.

Office Manager: Mana Te Kanawa

Street address:
Ground Floor, Building B
65B Main Highway
Ellerslie
Auckland

Postal address:
EX10912
Auckland

Write the address as written above and send it the same way as any other mail. You can use an NZ Post mail box. If you use a DX mail box your mail will get to us faster (external link)

Phone: 09 279 5850
Fax: 09 279 5852
Email: mlctamakimakaurau@justice.govt.nz

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Hamilton – Waikato-Maniapoto District

Judges: Judge Stephanie Milroy | Judge Stephen Clark

Registrar / Manager: Graeme Vercoe QSM

Street address:
Level 2, BNZ Centre
354 Victoria Street
Hamilton

Postal address:
GX10101
Hamilton

Write the address as written above and send it the same way as any other mail. You can use an NZ Post mail box. If you use a DX mail box your mail will get to us faster (external link)

Phone: 07 957 7880
Fax: 07 957 7881
Email: mlcwaikato@justice.govt.nz

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Rotorua – Waiariki District

Judges: (Acting) Judge Patrick Savage | Judge Craig Coxhead

Registrar / Manager: Graeme Vercoe QSM

Street address:
Hauora House
1143 Haupapa Street
Rotorua

Postal address:
JX10529
Rotorua

Write the address as written above and send it the same way as any other mail. You can use an NZ Post mail box. If you use a DX mail box your mail will get to us faster (external link)

Phone: 07 921 7402
Fax: 07 921 7412
Email: mlcwaiariki@justice.govt.nz

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Gisborne – Tairāwhiti District

Judge: Chief Judge Wilson Isaac | Deputy Chief Judge Caren Fox

Registrar / Manager: Graeme Vercoe QSM

Street address:
Ngā Wai e Rua Building
Corner of Reads Quay & Lowe Street
Gisborne

Postal address:
PX10106
Gisborne

Write the address as written above and send it the same way as any other mail. You can use an NZ Post mail box. If you use a DX mail box your mail will get to us faster (external link)

Phone: 06 869 0370
Fax: 06 869 0371
Email: mlctairawhiti@justice.govt.nz

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Hastings – Tākitimu District

Judge: Judge Layne Harvey

Registrar: Caroline Green

Street address:
2nd Floor, Heretaunga House
Corner of Lyndon Road East & Warren Street
Hastings

Postal address:
MX10024
Hastings

Write the address as written above and send it the same way as any other mail. You can use an NZ Post mail box. If you use a DX mail box your mail will get to us faster (external link)

Phone: 06 974 7630
Fax: 06 974 7631
Email: mlctakitimu@justice.govt.nz

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Whanganui – Aotea District

Judge: Judge Layne Harvey

Registrar: Caroline Green

Street address:
Ingestre House
74 Ingestre Street
Whanganui

Postal address:
PX10207
Whanganui

Write the address as written above and send it the same way as any other mail. You can use an NZ Post mail box. If you use a DX mail box your mail will get to us faster (external link)

Phone: 06 349 0770
Fax: 06 349 0771
Email: mlcaotea@justice.govt.nz

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Christchurch – Te Waipounamu District

Judge: Judge Sarah Reeves

Registrar: Caroline Green

Street address:
Justice & Emergency Services Precinct
20 Lichfield Street
Christchurch

Postal address:
WX11124
Christchurch

Write the address as written above and send it the same way as any other mail. You can use an NZ Post mail box. If you use a DX mail box your mail will get to us faster (external link)

Phone: 03 962 4900
Fax: 03 962 4901
Email: mlctewaipounamu@justice.govt.nz

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Wellington – Office of the Chief Registrar

Our Wellington office is an information office that is open to the public.

You can:

  • get application forms and advice
  • get help with locating Māori land
  • search our electronic database.

We don’t have any court records in Wellington but we’ll be able to help you identify which office you need to contact.

Judges: Chief Judge Wilson Isaac | Judge Sarah Reeves | Judge Michael Doogan

Chief Registrar : Kura Barrett

Street address:
Level 7, Fujitsu Tower
141 The Terrace
Wellington

Postal address:
SX11203
Wellington

Write the address as written above and send it the same way as any other mail. You can use an NZ Post mail box. If you use a DX mail box your mail will get to us faster (external link)

Phone: 04 914 3000
Fax: 04 914 3100
Email: mlcnationaloffice@justice.govt.nz

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