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Kia Ora Kassie,
I have searched on mlol and found where i have shares.
That shows several things.
1. You received these shares either by succession or gift to/from the previous owner.(Parents / whanau) This determined the land share portion you received.
2. That there is a Maori Land Court record (Minute Book ... Court Order) showing when, where, why, who and how this came about...details.
3. For the shares you discovered in the mlol search: sqiz through the Land Block record (Title)for the land's details.
-Numbered list of Owners: that's who you have "shares-in-common" with.
-Size of property (Divide this by the total No. of owners = answer equals the amount you may own).
-Check the Land's Block Memorial Schedule. It will tell you what the current status of the land is and it's history.
Lots of now! Is it Revenue generating? Who/What administers the land/s? Is it Rated? How much? Who pays?
Go to Land Block/s local District Council; give them the address and land Block details of each property (you have shares in). Ask for a print out. That will tell you all you should know. Capital Value, +$ -$, etc.
Well Kassie, that's plenty of mahi for you to being going on with.
Now as to
What is it worth to me being a shareholder.
I guess it comes down to your own personal value system. Is the land your
. This question I give back to you to answer!
Kia Ora Ano.
Kia ora Retimana
Thank you for you valuable input and time, I hope I didnt come across as if I am searching for monetary reasons.. As I know I have shares, its like am I a voice when there is so many other shareholders, headwise and paper wise I have land but, I could live the rest of my life, not inputting into it..
however I will contact Maori Land Court.
thank you again
Kia Ora Kassie,
Sorry, I didn't mean to appear critical of you or of your search approach.
I understand what you are saying about the amount or portion of a share viz number of shareholders/owners in a property and your wanting to make a contribution to doing what needs to be done for the good of all shareholders and the property.
I have heard my own siblings refer to a share being "no bigger than a fingernail". Of course, this is a real stretch of the truth but what I do know, is this, if that 'fingernail' was situated in our homestead property, there is no way that they would reliquish ownership of it.
Enjoy your journey of discovery.
Kia Ora ano.