We’re using new technology to make it easier for land owners to get information about their land.

My Whenua electronic meeting of owners

We look after the Trusts of nearly 100,000 land owners. Many of these land owners lead busy lives away from their ancestral lands. And over 10% of these land owners live overseas. Attending meetings in person might not be practical for everyone, so we’re exploring new ways to communicate.

Over the past two months we’ve started piloting Electronic Meetings of Owners with a small sample of the meetings we hold. At these meetings we share an opening mihi from the Māori Trustee, as well as an interactive overview and description of our services. 

If your whenua has been included in the pilot, you’ll be able to see a custom video with detailed information on the block’s land use and financials. We’ve also taken drone footage of the land, so that people can get a complete view of what’s happening, and share it with whānau.

The videos can be accessed from My Whenua, our online service for providing information about your land. If you’d like to be told when My Whenua is available for your land, then make sure you’ve confirmed your contact details with us.

So far we’ve had lots of positive feedback on the new videos.

None of the family in the area go to the meeting. I do what I can from Australia. This is more information than ever before. Wonderful job. Anyone overseas should take advantage.”

Rangi, 70, Australia - Owner

We’re continuing to explore how we can use new technology to better engage with people. If you have any suggestions or feedback, please let us know in the kōrero mai section of My Whenua.