(1) Any order made as aforesaid shall be drawn up in duplicate and dated as of the day of the making thereof.
(2) The order as so drawn up shall have endorsed thereon or annexed thereto a plan sufficient for the purposes of the Land Transfer Act 1915, or a compiled plan certified by the Chief Surveyor as sufficiently accurate for the purpose and shall be authenticated by the signature of at least one Commissioner, and countersigned by the Chief Judge of the Maori Land Court, and sealed with the seal of that Court.
(3) The order as so drawn up and perfected shall relate back to the day of the date thereof, and be deemed, subject to subsection four hereof, to have taken effect in all respects according to the tenor thereof as from the commencement of that day, and the validity and operation of all intermediate orders, instruments, proceedings, and transactions shall be determined accordingly.
(4) Until the order is drawn up and perfected, the date of which shall be noted after the Chief Judge's countersignature, no Maori beneficially interested thereunder shall be capable of making any alienation (except by will) of his beneficial interest, except to the Crown.
(5) Any order made as aforesaid shall have the effect of vesting the land comprised in it in the persons named therein for an estate of fee-simple in possession, and, if there are more than one, as tenants in common. A duplicate of such order or a copy thereof certified by the Chief Judge may be forwarded to the District Land Registrar, who shall embody the order in the provisional register. No warrant other than this Act shall be necessary for the issue of a certificate of title, but the District Land Registrar may, at his discretion, retain the title on the provisional register so long as the number of owners named in such title exceeds ten.
(6) All land comprised in any order as aforesaid, other than an order made in favour of the Crown, shall be deemed to be Maori freehold land within the meaning of the Maori Land Act 1909.
(7) All orders made under the authority of this Act shall be forwarded to the Registrar of the Maori Land Court of the district wherein the land affected is situated, by whom they shall be recorded, and when perfected such orders shall be deemed to be and be treated as orders of the Maori Land Court made in its ordinary jurisdiction, and shall take effect accordingly.
Subsection (2) was amended, as from 29 August 1923, by section 10(1) Native Land Amendment and Native Land Claims Adjustment Act 1923 (1923 No 32), by inserting after the words
“Land Transfer Act 1915” the words
“or a compiled plan certified by the Chief Surveyor as sufficiently accurate for the purpose.”
The reference to
“Maori” was substituted, as from 27 November 1947, for a reference to
“Native” pursuant to section 2(2) Maori Purposes Act 1947 (1947 No 59).