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Māori land & business organisations

Māori business is now a central and vibrant part of the New Zealand economy. The core assets committed to Maori enterprise arise from historic land holdings and Treaty settlements.

We are proud to be closely associated with the emergence and ongoing success of a number of very substantial Māori businesses and to be giving specialist advice to a number of others.

We have assisted with some major commercial (non-Treaty) settlements. We have experience of managing both historic and contemporary Treaty claims and general Māori land advice to both Māori and others.

For the uninitiated Māori land related issues can be very difficult. Having many decades experience in this field ensures that we can give you quality advice on related issues.

Our services include:

  • Commercial projects
  • Formation and governance of Māori Incorporations
  • Formation and governance of Māori Trusts
  • Māori Land issues – general legal advice
  • Resolution of other issues with Crown
  • Rural development
  • Treaty claims, historic & contemporary