(1) Where it appears to the satisfaction of the Governor-General that there is an error in any name inserted in a Crown grant as the name of the intended grantee, the Governor-General may cancel such grant, and may issue a new grant of the land comprised in the cancelled grant in the correct name of the intended grantee.
(2) Prior to the cancellation of such grant a statutory declaration shall be made by the Chief Surveyor to the effect that the name in the grant to be cancelled is erroneous, and that the correct name of the person to whom such grant was intended to be and should be issued is as stated in the declaration.
(3) In the case of grants issued under any order of a Maori Land Court, or under any law heretofore in force providing for the issue of such grants, the declaration aforesaid may be made by the Minister, the Chief Surveyor, or any Judge of such Court or other officer upon whose award or decision the grantee became entitled to the grant in which such error occurs.
Compare: 1883 No 31 s 11
Section 12(2): amended, on 1 April 1987, by section 81(1) of the Survey Act 1986 (1986 No 12).
Section 12(3): amended, on 1 April 1987, by section 81(1) of the Survey Act 1986 (1986 No 12).
Section 12(3): amended, on 27 November 1947, by section 9(2)(a) of the Maori Purposes Act 1947 (1947 No 59).