Te Tira Hau Ture (Maori Legal Services) Blog

Public submissions are now open for Te Ture Whenua Maori (Succession, Dispute Resolution, and Related Matters) Amendment Bill


Public submissions are now open for Te Ture Whenua Maori (Succession, Dispute Resolution, and Related Matters) Amendment Bill.

If you would like to have your say, share your personal experiences about managing your whenua or comment on any of the proposed changes you have until Tuesday 26 November 2019 to file your submission.

You can file your submission to the Māori Affairs Select Committee in the following ways:

  • Online using the submission webform: parliament.nz/en/pb/sc/make-a-submission
  • By post to:
    Māori Affairs Select Committee
    Select Committee Services
    Parliament Building
    Wellington 6160
  • Oral submission – if you wish to speak to your submission, remember to state this clearly on your submission.

If anyone is interested in discussing the Bill or if you have any questions about how the proposed changes may affect you or your whānau, please contact Miaana Walden from our Te tira hau ture(Maori legal services) team.

Contact Miaana


For initial release of the 'Introduction of Bill to amend Te Ture Whenua Maori Act 1993' blog please click here

About the Author:

Miaana Walden is an Associate at GQ and has experience in providing advice to clients on the application of Te Ture Whenua Māori Act 1993 (including the establishment and governance of Māori land trusts, succession to interests in Māori land, the rules of alienation of Māori land including the rights of first refusal to the preferred class of alienee, protection of wahi tapu sites, access to Māori land including roadways and easements, and partitioning Māori land and other title improvements) and providing general advice about Māori legal issues affecting individuals, whānau, hapu and iwi.

Up until recently, Miaana’s area of expertise included general Family Court advocacy and dispute resolution matters. She is interested in a broad range of commercial matters, with a particular interest in providing governance advice to corporate and commercial clients. She is a genuine people person and brings a practical and professional approach to the law.