Land Information New Zealand

Toitū Te Whenua Land Information New Zealand (LINZ) is the public service department of New Zealand charged with geographical information and surveying functions as well as handling land titles, and managing Crown land and property. The minister responsible is the Minister for Land Information, and was formerly the Minister of Survey and Land Information. LINZ was established in 1996 following the restructure of the Department of Survey and Land Information (DOSLI), which was itself one of the successor organisations to the Department of Lands and Survey.[2]

Toitū Te Whenua
Land Information New Zealand
Agency overview
FormedJuly 1, 1996; 25 years ago (1996-07-01)
JurisdictionNew Zealand
HeadquartersRadio New Zealand House,
155 The Terrace,
Annual budgetVote Lands
Total budget for 2019/20
Minister responsible
Agency executive
  • Gaye Searancke, Chief Executive
Child agencies

The New Zealand Geographic Board secretariat is part of LINZ and provides the Board with administrative and research assistance and advice.[3]

The Minister for Land Information is Damien O'Connor.[4]

Gaye Searancke was appointed Chief Executive of Land Information New Zealand in August 2019.[5] She succeeded Andrew Crisp, who had been in the post since 2016.[6]