The COVID-19 Response (Requirements for Entities – Modifications and Exemptions) Act 2020 came into force on 15 May 2020.

This Act provides temporary relief for a range of governance entities who are unable to meet statutory obligations or the obligations in their constitution or rules because of the COVID-19 outbreak.

The Act covers Māori land trusts, Māori incorporations, Māori reservations, and groups of assembled owners (along with a wide range of other entities). Guides for these types of entities, to explain how the Act can help you and what you need to do are now available here:

For more information:

Public Register

Under section 22(2)(b) of the Act, the Chief Registrar of the Māori Land Court, in addition to updating the Court Record, may make certain particulars available about notices which have been recevied from eligible entities exercising permitted activities under the Act.

The following register sets out the particulars of notices received by the Chief Registrar under the Act:

District Applicant Block Trust Authority Particulars
Waikato-Maniapoto Māori Trustee Omahu West No. 4B Omahu West 4B Trust 12(1)(d)/2020 Allowing meetings of owners and voting to be held by electronic means
Waiariki Māori Trustee Whaiti Kuranui 2D4 Section 15D2 Whaiti Kuranui 2D4 Section 15D2 Trust 12(1)(d)/2020 Allowing meetings of owners and voting to be held by electronic means
Waikato-Maniapoto Māori Trustee Hoe-o-Tainui North (6B 2G 5B 2B 1 and 6B 2E 2A) Lot 2 Te Ngare Pohutuhutu Trust 12(1)(d)/2020 Allowing meetings of owners and voting to be held by electronic means
Waiariki Māori Trustee Tokerau A No 1A Tokerau A1A Trust 12(1)(d)/2020 Allowing meetings of owners and voting to be held by electronic means
Waiariki Māori Trustee Lot 30D No 1 Parish of Rangitaiki Rangitaiki 30D1 Trust 12(1)(d)/2020 Allowing meetings of owners and voting to be held by electronic means
Waiariki Māori Trustee Oruanui C3 Oruanui C3 Trust 12(1)(d)/2020 Allowing meetings of owners and voting to be held by electronic means