Land Information New Zealand

Land Information New Zealand (LINZ) is a government department with the following responsibilities:

provides a secure environment for buying, selling and subdividing property through: - guaranteed titles for property dealings - an accurate system of land boundary definition

administers the Crown's interests in land through: - acquisition of Crown land - disposal of Crown land - administration of Crown land - management of Crown land liabilities

provides a nationally consistent valuation system for rating purposes

assists Government and its agencies to address Treaty of Waitangi issues through the provision of excellent information on land history and status

ensures that New Zealand has high quality databases for its survey, mapping, hydrographic and property activities.