(1) Whereas the land described in subsection six hereof is Maori freehold land, but the Auckland Land Board, in error, has purported to dispose of the same as if it were Crown land: And whereas it is desirable that the said Maori land should be acquired by the Crown, and that the leases and licenses in respect thereof heretofore issued by the Auckland Land Board should be validated, and that certain Crown land should be given to the Maori owners in exchange for the Maori land to be so acquired by the Crown: Be it therefore enacted as follows:—
Upon the execution by the Maori owners of the land described in subsection six hereof of all necessary instruments of alienation conveying to His Majesty the King the said land free from incumbrances, the Governor may, by Proclamation, declare that the Crown land described in subsection seven hereof shall be Maori land, and that the said land shall be vested as hereinafter provided in the Maori owners of the land transferred to the Crown in pursuance of this section.
(2) Upon the issue of such Proclamation the Maori Land Court shall subdivide the said land among the said Maori owners or their successors in such manner as it thinks fit, having regard to the respective interests of the said Maori in the land conveyed to the Crown in pursuance of this section.
(3) Upon such subdivision the Governor may issue his warrant under the Land Transfer Act 1908, for the issue of certificates of title in respect of each such subdivision, and the warrant shall set forth the fact that the land is granted in exchange for Maori land: and the District Land Registrar shall place on the certificate of title issued in pursuance of that warrant a memorial under his hand that the land has been so granted by way of exchange and is Maori land accordingly.
(4) Every instrument of alienation or other assurance executed by a Maori in pursuance of this section shall be executed in the same manner as if it were an instrument of alienation of Maori land in favour of a private person, but no such instrument shall require confirmation by a Maori Land Board or the Maori Land Court.
(5) All leases and licenses heretofore made in respect of the land conveyed to the Crown in pursuance of this section are hereby declared to be and to have been from the date of the execution thereof as valid and effectual as if the said land had been Crown land and available for disposal as such on that date.
(6) The Maori land to be conveyed to His Majesty as aforesaid is particularly described as follows:—
All that parcel of land, containing two hundred and fifty acres, more or less, situated in Blocks VI, VII, and XI, Pirongia Survey District, and being portion of Kopua IS, Section No 2: bounded towards the north and west by Kopua IR; towards the east by a road; and towards the south by Kopua IS, Section No 2: as the same is delineated on the plan marked L and S 58332, deposited in the Head Office, Department of Lands and Survey, at Wellington, and thereon bordered red.
(7) The Crown land hereby authorized to be given in exchange for the said Maori land is particularly described as follows:—
All those parcels of land, containing two hundred and forty-nine acres one rood thirty perches, more or less, part being Section No 11, Block XII, Pirongia Survey District: bounded on the north by Kopua IB2, on the east by Kopua IA, on the south by the Parihoro Block, and on the west by a Maori reserve and the Moakurarua Stream, containing twenty-seven acres one rood ten perches. Part also being Section No 16, Block VII, Pirongia Survey District, containing two hundred and six acres two roods: bounded on the north by the Tetahi Road, on the east by Section No 17, on the south by Mangakahua Road, and on the west by Section No 15. Together with that portion of land, containing fifteen acres two roods twenty perches, in Block XI, Pirongia Survey District: bounded on the south by Kopua IS, Section No 2, and on the north and west by the Ngakoahia Stream: as the same are delineated on the plan marked L and S 58332, deposited in the Head Office, Department of Lands and Survey, at Wellington, and thereon bordered red.
“Maori Land Court” were substituted, as from 27 November 1947, for the words
“Native Land Court” pursuant to section 4(2) Maori Purposes Act 1947 (1947 No 59).
“Maori” was substituted, as from 27 November 1947, for the word
“Native” pursuant to section 2(2) Maori Purposes Act 1947 (1947 No 59).
The Land Transfer Act 1908 was repealed, as from 1 October 1915, by section 2 Land Transfer Acts Compilation Act 1915 (1915 No 35). Appendix B of the repealing Act replaced the 1908 Act with a compiled Act enacted under the title of The Land Transfer Act 1915. That Act was in turn repealed, as from 1 January 1953, by section 245(1) Land Transfer Act 1952 (1952 No 52).