Te Ture Whenua Maori Act 1993
Maori Land Act 1993

If you need more information about this Act, please contact the administering agency: Ministry of Māori Development-Te Puni Kōkiri
144 Recovery of, or trespass or injury to, Maori customary land


This section applies to proceedings in the Maori Land Court or any other court—


to recover possession of Maori customary land from any person; or


to prevent, or recover damages for, trespass or injury to the land by any person.


The proceedings may be brought only by the Māori Trustee on behalf of the owners of the land.

Section 144: replaced, on 6 February 2021, by section 39 of Te Ture Whenua Maori (Succession, Dispute Resolution, and Related Matters) Amendment Act 2020 (2020 No 51).