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Overseas Investment Rule Changes Strengthen And Simplify Investing Into New Zealand

Monday, 5 July 2021, 11:54 am | LINZ

Several changes to the Overseas Investment Act come into force today. Overseas Investment Office (OIO) Group Manager Anna Wilson-Farrell says the Overseas Investment Amendment Act 2021 signals a major milestone in the overseas investment reforms that began ... More >>

New Search Tool Makes Accessing Land Records Easier

Thursday, 4 February 2021, 10:00 am | LINZ

Land Information New Zealand (LINZ) has launched a new online service so anyone can find and buy property records such as titles or survey plans for an address. Public Land Record Search ( ) makes property information ... More >>

New Editions Of Navigational Charts For Auckland Harbour Released

Friday, 29 January 2021, 9:07 am | LINZ

New editions of two navigational charts for Auckland harbour have recently been released, providing enhanced safety as Auckland mariners take to the water in significant numbers over the summer sailing season. The new charts are the result of a collaboration ... More >>

Taranaki To Benefit From National High-tech Seabed Survey

Tuesday, 17 November 2020, 3:04 pm | LINZ

High-tech seabed surveying of the approaches to Port Taranaki has begun this week. The survey area extends along the coast from Ōkato to Waitara and approximately 7km from the shore. The survey is part of the Land Information New Zealand (LINZ) ... More >>

Consultation Opens On Proposal To Alter Official Dual Name Of South Island River

Wednesday, 11 November 2020, 11:53 am | LINZ

Ngā Pou Taunaha o Aotearoa New Zealand Geographic Board is inviting public submissions on a proposal to alter the official dual place name Shag River (Waihemo) to Waihemo / Shag River in the Waitaki District, north Otago, of New Zealand’s Te Waipounamu ... More >>

‘Different Crowd’ Expected At Lake Dunstan Campsites

Friday, 23 October 2020, 10:01 am | LINZ

Lake Dunstan campsites are expected to be busy this summer as more Kiwis holiday locally due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Last season (between October 2019 and April 2020), about 60,000 vehicles passed through Land Information New Zealand’s (LINZ) ... More >>

New LINZ Basemaps Showcases Aerial Imagery of New Zealand

Tuesday, 18 August 2020, 2:47 pm | LINZ

Land Information New Zealand (LINZ) recently launched LINZ Basemaps - a digital mapping background that provides context on which additional layers of information can be overlaid. More >>

New Navigation Charts Bring Economic And Maritime Safety Benefits To Tonga

Thursday, 4 June 2020, 3:01 pm | LINZ

Navy disaster relief vessels and other large ships will no longer rely on old fashioned plumb lines and charts measuring in fathoms to enter some of Tonga’s waters, as they have done since the 1800s. A partnership between Land Information New Zealand ... More >>

Agria fined $220,000 for overseas investment breach

Thursday, 21 March 2019, 12:58 pm | LINZ

Today the High Court imposed fines totalling $220,000 against Agria and Mr Alan Lai for breaches of the requirement to remain of good character under conditions of Agria’s investment in PGG Wrightson. More >>

Dual name recommended for Tūranganui-a-Kiwa / Poverty Bay

Monday, 1 October 2018, 10:24 am | LINZ

The New Zealand Geographic Board Ngā Pou Taunaha o Aotearoa was pleased to confirm the proposal to change the name of Poverty Bay to a dual name – Tūranganui-a-Kiwa / Poverty Bay. More than 600 submissions were made about the proposal between 24 ... More >>

Trends continue in latest property data

Thursday, 17 November 2016, 3:06 pm | LINZ

Land Information New Zealand’s (LINZ) latest figures on property transfers and tax residency show similar trends to previous reports. Released each quarter, the figures are gathered by LINZ for property tax purposes. More >>

New property data consistent with last quarter

Monday, 1 August 2016, 1:56 pm | LINZ

New figures on property transfers and tax residency show similar levels of foreign tax resident property buyers as the previous quarter, says Land Information New Zealand (LINZ). More >>

Independent review of OIO good character process

Thursday, 12 May 2016, 2:29 pm | LINZ

Land Information New Zealand (LINZ) Chief Executive Peter Mersi announced today that Wellington-based barrister Terence Stapleton QC will review the Overseas Investment Office’s process for assessing good character. More >>

Property data released for first time

Tuesday, 10 May 2016, 3:15 pm | LINZ

Land Information New Zealand (LINZ) has released its first report into property data collected following law changes. More >>

Road risk model scoops supreme award

Friday, 20 November 2015, 11:39 am | LINZ

Software that models risks on our roads scooped the Supreme Award at the New Zealand Spatial Excellence Awards in Wellington last night. More >>

Minister To Decide English & Māori Names for Main Islands

Thursday, 1 August 2013, 11:01 am | LINZ

The New Zealand Geographic Board (NZGB) will recommend to the Minister for Land Information that New Zealanders be given a choice about whether to use the English or the Māori names for the country’s two main islands. More >>

LINZ releases post Christchurch earthquake aerial imagery

Friday, 25 March 2011, 12:39 pm | LINZ

Media and the public can now access the same aerial imagery of Christchurch that Police, Civil Defence, and other emergency responders have been using to assess damage to the area. The imagery of the city was taken on 24 February, and clearly shows ... More >>