Māori Online Resources

This page lists local resources and websites for research as well as government departments and agencies.

Iwi Trusts

Local Information

Te Puna

Treaty of Waitangi and Land

The Deeds of Settlement entered by individual iwi and the Crown are available at www.ots.govt.nz

You can also refer to the settlement legislation on  www.legislation.govt.nz. The settlement Acts relating to Tasman District are:

  • Ngāi Tahu Claims Settlement Act 1998.
  • Ngāti Kōata, Ngāti Rārua, Ngāti Tama ki Te Tau Ihu and Te Ātiawa o Te Waka-a-Māui Claims Settlement Act 2014.
  • Ngāti Apa ki te Rā Tō, Ngāti Kuia and Rangitāne o Wairau Claims Settlement Act 2014.
  • Ngāti Toa Rangatira Claims Settlement Act 2014.

Māori Land Court Minute Book Index

  • A fully searchable index to minute books 1865 - 1910, including Waipounamu Māori Land Court District, covering the Nelson area. Copies of the Nelson Minute Books are held in the Nelson City Library in the Māori Heritage Collection. There is free access in the Nelson Public Library.
  • View Māori resources on the Nelson Public Libraries website

Government Sites