Owner Services


Succession is an application that needs to be filed with the Maori Land Court to succeed to owners land interests. It is very important to transfer the Maori land interests to the person(s) that are entitled. Our records reflect those of the Maori Land Court. To legally transfer the land interest of an owner to his or her successors, a succession order is issued by the Maori Land Court.

For more information visit Maori Land Court website here.



  • Beneficial owner of shares in Lake Rotoaira Forest Trust
  • Beneficial owners who have put their Lake Rotoaira Forest Trust shares into a whanau trust.

The benefits of being registered with the Trust are:

  • To access annual distributions
  • Kaumatua Grants
  • Forest Access Permits
  • Participate in the election of Trustees
  • Receive communications from the Trust
  • To access beneficial distributions
  • To enable the Trust to communicate with you

Annual Distribution

LRFT Trustees declare an annual distribution at the beginning of each year, after detailed consideration of income, expenditure and the level of forestry reserve funds.

Income is distributed under a formula contained in the Trust Order based on the area of blocks and shares in blocks. The minimum amount payable is $10 if you live in New Zealand and $20 if you live overseas.

Kaumatua Assistance Grant

For more information about the Kaumatua Assistance Grant click here.

For more information:

Contact us  P: +64 7 386 8834 • F: +64 7 386 0188 • E: general@lrft.co.nz

Lake Rotoaira Forest Trust, PO Box 155, Turangi 3353, New Zealand.