“(1) This section is in addition to and not in substitution for the powers of variation contained elsewhere in this Part of this Act, or in Part III of The Charitable Trusts Act 1957.
“(2) This section applies to land which is trust property and which has been established by General Synod, or by some tribunal authorised by General Synod in that behalf, after due inquiry to have been acquired from Maori for a purpose or purposes narrower or more restrictive than the trusts imposed on that land by Crown Grant or otherwise when the land was vested in the Church or any person on behalf of the Church.
“(3) If in respect of any land to which this section applies it becomes or has become impossible or impracticable or inexpedient to carry out the object or purpose of the trust upon that land or by using that land (other than by leasing it), or the amount of land available is inadequate to carry it out, or the object or purpose has been effected already, the trustee may, in accordance with the succeeding provisions of this section, prepare or cause to be prepared a scheme for the application or disposal of the land for some other object or purpose of a kind specified in section 11(b) of this Act, but not necessarily directly or indirectly associated with or relating to the Church.
“(4) Such other object or purpose, if not directly or indirectly associated with or relating to the Church, shall be directly or indirectly associated with or relating to the descendants of the original Maori alienors or the members of the whanau, hapu, or iwi that the original alienors represented, or to those with Maori ancestry from time to time residing on or near the land, or both of those groups.
“(5) Such a scheme may provide that section 20 of this Act is no longer to apply to the trustee of the land, and may make other provisions for the selection, appointment, and removal of the trustee of the land.
“(6) No scheme prepared under this section shall have any effect unless and until it is approved by—
“(7) If a scheme is prepared for the approval of the High Court, the following provisions shall apply:
“(8) If a scheme is prepared for the approval of the appropriate Synod or (as the case may require) the Aotearoa Council or the New Zealand Advisory Council, the following provisions shall apply:
“(a) The provisions of subsections (2) and (3) of section 12, and sections 13, 14, and 15(1) of this Act shall apply as if the scheme were prepared pursuant to section 12(1) of this Act:
“(b) In any case to which section 15(1) of this Act applies, the Chancellor or legal adviser shall, before reporting on the scheme, send to the Attorney-General written notice of the scheme, together with copies of the statement and trust instrument referred to in section 12(3) of this Act:
“(c) In reporting on the scheme the Chancellor or legal adviser shall have regard to any objections that are made by the Attorney-General within 90 days after the receipt of the notice, or, if the Attorney-General within that period notifies the Chancellor or legal adviser of the need for more time, within such further period not exceeding 90 days as the Attorney-General may specify in the notice:
“(9) The trustee of any land to which this section may apply may in its discretion use any part of the trust property held by it on the same trusts as the land in question, or may charge that land as a contribution in whole or in part to the costs of any inquiry made under subsection (2) of this section, including the costs of research or otherwise of the trustee and of any other persons reasonably made a party to the inquiry irrespective of the outcome of such inquiry, and to the reasonable costs of the preparation, consideration, and approval of the scheme.
“(10) Every trust varied in accordance with the preceding provisions of this section shall be deemed to be a charitable trust for all purposes notwithstanding any other enactment or rule of law to the contrary.”