The Papawai and Kaikokirikiri Trusts Act 1943 (the principal Act) restricts the powers of the Papawai and Kaikokirikiri Trusts Board. The Papawai and Kaikokirikiri Trusts Board wishes to—
describe better the relationship between Papawai and Kaikokirikiri Trusts Board, the Bishop of Te Upoko o Te Ika, and tangata whenua of Wairarapa; and
establish a more robust nomination process for Board members; and
provide a fairer distribution of funds for tangata whenua of Wairarapa; and
facilitate the long-term development of lands:
Attaining these objectives requires amendments to the principal Act:
The Parliament of New Zealand therefore enacts as follows:
This Act is the Papawai and Kaikokirikiri Trusts Amendment Act 2016.
This Act comes into force on the day after the date on which it receives the Royal assent.
This Act amends the Papawai and Kaikokirikiri Trusts Act 1943 (the principal Act).
In section 2, repeal the definitions of Church of England and financial year.
In section 2, insert in their appropriate alphabetical order:
Bishop of Te Upoko o Te Ika—
means the Bishop appointed under that title by the Anglican Church in Aotearoa, New Zealand and Polynesia, commonly known as the Church of England, or the Bishop of any replacement diocese; and
includes any person acting as the Bishop when the Bishop is, for any reason, unavailable
financial year means a period of 12 months ending on the day in any year that the Board determines
tangata whenua of Wairarapa means an individual who has a whakapapa to the tīpuna rangatira who established historical kinship groups in Wairarapa
Replace sections 4 and 5 with:
The Board must have 8 members, consisting of—
4 members appointed by the Bishop of Te Upoko o Te Ika; and
4 members, being tangata whenua of Wairarapa, appointed or elected by tangata whenua of Wairarapa in accordance with a process adopted and publicly notified by the Board.
The chairperson of the Board—
must be a member of the Board; and
must be appointed annually at the first meeting of the Board following its annual general meeting; and
may hold office until the end of the next annual general meeting.
Despite anything in section 4,—
the members of the Board holding office on the commencement of this section continue to hold office until the end of the annual general meeting of the Board held in 2017; and
the Bishop of Te Upoko o Te Ika must, in relation to members of the Board to be appointed in 2017 under section 4(1)(a), appoint—
1 person to hold office for a term of 4 years; and
1 person to hold office for a term of 3 years; and
1 person to hold office for a term of 2 years; and
1 person to hold office for a term of 1 year; and
the tangata whenua of Wairarapa must, in relation to members of the Board to be appointed or elected in 2017 under section 4(1)(b), appoint or elect—
1 person to hold office for a term of 1 year.
A member of the Board whose term has expired ceases to be a member of the Board but is, if still qualified, eligible to hold office again.
When the term of office of any member of the Board expires, the office must be filled in the manner in which the office was originally filled under section 4.
A person who takes office as a member of the Board under section 4 after 2017 may hold office for a term of 4 years.
The office of a member of the Board becomes vacant if the member—
resigns his or her office by written notice to the Board; or
is declared bankrupt; or
is convicted of any offence punishable by a term of imprisonment of 1 year or more; or
becomes a person in respect of whom an order is made under section 31 of the Protection of Personal and Property Rights Act 1988; or
is absent from 4 consecutive meetings of the Board without the leave of the Board.
A member of the Board is to be treated as absent with the leave of the Board while the member is subject to a temporary order under section 30 of the Protection of Personal and Property Rights Act 1988.
When the office of any member of the Board becomes vacant, the vacancy must be filled in the manner in which that office was originally filled.
A person who takes office as a member of the Board under subsection (3) may hold office for the residue of the term for which his or her predecessor would have held office if the vacancy had not occurred.
A vacancy does not affect the powers of the Board, provided that the Board has a quorum.
In section 7(1), replace “Chairman” with “Chairperson”.
In section 7(1A), replace “Chairman” with “Chairperson” in each place.
In section 7(2), replace “6 members” with “5 members”.
In the heading to section 8, replace “Chairman” with “Chairperson” in each place.
Replace section 8(1) with:
The Board must appoint from its members a Chairperson and a Deputy Chairperson of the Board.
During any vacancy in the office of Chairperson, or whenever the Chairperson is unable to act, whether by reason of absence or otherwise, the Deputy Chairperson may exercise and perform all the powers and duties of the Chairperson.
In section 8(2), replace “Chairman” with “Chairperson” in each place.
In section 8(3), replace “Chairman” with “Chairperson”.
Replace section 10(3) with:
No oral contract may be made by or on behalf of the Board.
Replace section 12(3) to (6) with:
The Board must appropriate income for each financial year to a fund to be called the Papawai and Kaikokirikiri Scholarship Fund, which may be available only for the following purposes:
the provision of scholarships for the post-primary education of children who have whakapapa in relation to the tangata whenua of Wairarapa:
the provision of books, clothing, and other equipment for the holders of scholarships, and the making of grants for those purposes and generally for the purpose of assisting the parents or guardians of any holders of scholarships to provide for their education:
the making of grants to the governing bodies of any schools at which any such scholarships are tenable or at which any such children are educated:
the establishment, furnishing, maintenance, and management of a school or schools in the Wairarapa district for children, including provision for residential accommodation.
Repeal section 13(3) to (5).
Replace section 14 with:
This section applies to the lands described in the Schedule, namely, the Clareville land, the Papawai land, and the Kaikokirikiri land.
The Board may sell the Clareville land, but not the Papawai land or the Kaikokirikiri land, by public auction or by private contract, and on the terms and conditions that the Board thinks fit, with power to buy in or rescind or vary any contract of sale.
To avoid doubt, the Board may not consent to the sale of or otherwise permanently alienate the Papawai land or the Kaikokirikiri land.
The Board may lease the Clareville land, the Papawai land, and the Kaikokirikiri land, in whole or in part, and on the terms and conditions that the Board thinks fit.
Repeal section 14A(1) and (3).
Replace section 15(1) with:
Any moneys belonging to the Board and available for investment may be invested in any investments for the time being authorised by law for the investment of trust funds.
Subject to section 14A, any investment made under subsection (1) may be varied from time to time.
Replace section 16 with:
The members of the Board are entitled to receive payment from the funds of the Board for any reasonable travelling, accommodation, and other expenses that they incur to attend—
business meetings of the Board; and
business meetings of any subcommittees of the Board.
The members of the Board may also be paid a meeting fee or honoraria that the Board has approved at its annual general meeting.
However, no meeting fee or honoraria may be payable to a member of the Board if that member has determined or materially influenced the amount of the meeting fee or honoraria.
Replace section 18(3) with:
Copies of the report must be provided to the Bishop of Te Upoko o Te Ika.
3 December 2015
Introduction (Bill 102–1)
2 March 2016
First reading and referral to Māori Affairs Committee
1 September 2016
Reported from Māori Affairs Committee (Bill 102–2)
21 September 2016
19 October 2016
Committee of the whole House
9 November 2016
15 November 2016