Option 6: Creating a Hoki Whenua Mai registry

This option would establish a registry that allows private landowners to elect to give the right of first refusal over the purchase of their land to mana whenua when they sell it. It could be financially incentivised, for example through offering a rates discount or tax rebate to those who sign up. This could operate irrespective of land status so as to assist tangata whenua in their reacquisition of whenua. As awareness of the harms of colonisation grows, landowners could be interested in doing this. It would provide a mechanism for returning more land to mana whenua over time, without disrupting current ownership of private owners. It would also allow tauiwi to assist in restoring the role of tangata whenua as kaitiaki of Aotearoa.