Story: Land ownership

Ngāi Tahu land holdings, 2008

Following a Treaty of Waitangi settlement, completed in 1998, Ngāi Tahu became the largest landowner in the South Island. This map shows the lands which were returned to the iwi under the settlement. The terms of the land transfers varied considerably. Some land was transferred in full ownership, some as leasehold, reserve land, or even land that remained in private hands but was managed by Ngāi Tahu.

Using this item

Te Ara - The Encyclopedia of New Zealand

This item has been provided for private study purposes (such as school projects, family and local history research) and any published reproduction (print or electronic) may infringe copyright law. It is the responsibility of the user of any material to obtain clearance from the copyright holder.

All images & media in this story

How to cite this page:

Jim McAloon, 'Land ownership - Land ownership from the 1950s', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 4 August 2020)

Story by Jim McAloon, published 24 Nov 2008