Land Information New Zealand

A digital solution for land disposal

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Toitū te whenua, Land Information New Zealand (LINZ) makes sure New Zealand has accurate information about where people and places are, people have confidence in their property rights and Crown property is well managed for future generations.

About the Crown Property Disposals Portal

We've been working with Toitū te Whenua, Land Information New Zealand, on the Crown Property Disposals Portal. The portal allows government agencies such as the Department of Conservation, the Ministry of Education, the Ministry of Defence and the New Zealand Police to list Crown-owned land estates that are surplus to their requirements. Iwi have first right of refusal to these estates, and the Portal makes managing this process much easier.

Iwi who want to use the service can sign up at and start registering their interest straight away.

It's a great privilege to contribute to this project. We hope it helps with the kaitiakitanga o ngā whenua.

Our build

The portal is built using Drupal and hosted on the Catalyst Cloud, and is supported by our team of cloud engineers and developers. We used an Agile development to help LINZ to adapt to the changing needs of their key stakeholders during the project. Our end-to-end solution makes use of LINZ's existing branding and style guide to create interaction design, design templates, information architecture, front-end and back-end functionality within the Drupal CMS.