Maori Purposes Act 1934

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Reprint
as at 26 September 2006

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Maori Purposes Act 1934

Public Act1934 No 37
Date of assent13 November 1934
Commencement13 November 1934
  • Act name: amended, on 27 November 1947, pursuant to section 9(1)(b) of the Maori Purposes Act 1947 (1947 No 59).


Note

Changes authorised by section 17C of the Acts and Regulations Publication Act 1989 have been made in this reprint.

A general outline of these changes is set out in the notes at the end of this reprint, together with other explanatory material about this reprint.

This Act is administered by Te Puni Kōkiri.


An Act to amend the laws relating to Maori and Maori land, to adjust certain claims and disputes in relation to Maori land, to confer jurisdiction upon the Maori Land Court and the Maori Appellate Court, and for other purposes

  • Title: amended, on 27 November 1947, pursuant to section 2 of the Maori Purposes Act 1947 (1947 No 59).

  • Title: amended, on 27 November 1947, pursuant to section 9(2)(a) of the Maori Purposes Act 1947 (1947 No 59).

1 Short Title
  • This Act may be cited as the Maori Purposes Act 1934.

    Section 1: amended, on 27 November 1947, pursuant to section 9(1)(b) of the Maori Purposes Act 1947 (1947 No 59).

2 Provisions of Maori Land Act 1931 to apply to this Act
  • Words and expressions used in this Act shall, unless the contrary intention appears, have the same meaning as in the Maori Land Act 1931 (hereinafter referred to as the principal Act), and the provisions of the principal Act so far as applicable shall extend and apply to the cases provided for by this Act in as full and ample a manner as if this Act had been incorporated with and formed part of the principal Act.

    Section 2 heading: amended, on 27 November 1947, pursuant to section 4(1) of the Maori Purposes Act 1947 (1947 No 59).

    Section 2: amended, on 27 November 1947, pursuant to section 4(1) of the Maori Purposes Act 1947 (1947 No 59).

Part 1
Amendment of laws

[Repealed]

  • Part 1: repealed, on 1 April 1954, pursuant to section 473(1) of the Maori Affairs Act 1953 (1953 No 94).

3 Section 10 of Maori Land Amendment Act 1932 amended
  • [Repealed]

    Section 3: repealed, on 1 April 1954, by section 473(1) of the Maori Affairs Act 1953 (1953 No 94).

Part 2
Miscellaneous powers and jurisdiction

Matters affecting Tairawhiti District

[Repealed]

  • Heading: repealed, on 25 October 1956, pursuant to section 6(1) of the Maori Purposes Act 1956 (1956 No 43).

4 Construction of will of Turuhira Tuhiwai (deceased) may be referred to Supreme Court
  • [Repealed]

    Section 4: repealed, on 25 October 1956, by section 6(1) of the Maori Purposes Act 1956 (1956 No 43).

Matters affecting Aotea District

[Repealed]

  • Heading: repealed, on 25 October 1956, pursuant to section 6(1) of the Maori Purposes Act 1956 (1956 No 43).

5 Authorising rehearing regarding succession to Karauria (deceased)
  • [Repealed]

    Section 5: repealed, on 25 October 1956, by section 6(1) of the Maori Purposes Act 1956 (1956 No 43).

6 Authorising court to make vesting order respecting Oraukawa Block
  • [Repealed]

    Section 6: repealed, on 25 October 1956, by section 6(1) of the Maori Purposes Act 1956 (1956 No 43).

Matters affecting South Island District

[Repealed]

  • Heading: repealed, on 25 October 1956, pursuant to section 6(1) of the Maori Purposes Act 1956 (1956 No 43).

7 Authorising an appeal in respect of the Wharekauri No 1K Block
  • [Repealed]

    Section 7: repealed, on 25 October 1956, by section 6(1) of the Maori Purposes Act 1956 (1956 No 43).

Matters affecting Waiariki District

8 Establishment of Bledisloe Park
  • Whereas in order to mark the appreciation of the Arawa Tribe for the public service of His Excellency the Governor-General and Lady Bledisloe and in recognition of the interest taken by them in matters affecting the Maori people of the Dominion, the Arawa District Trust Board has donated the historic landing place of the Arawa Canoe for a Memorial Park:

    Be it therefore enacted as follows:

    (1) The land situate in the Waiariki Maori Land Court District, containing 9 acres 3 roods and 17 perches, more or less, and known as the Maketu A Section 127 Block, is hereby vested in the Bledisloe Park Board constituted by this section for an estate in fee simple as and for a park or pleasure ground.

    (2) The said park shall be known as the Bledisloe Park.

    (3) For the purpose of administering and managing the said land there is hereby constituted a Board which shall be a body corporate under the name of The Bledisloe Park Board, with perpetual succession and a common seal, and shall be capable of holding real and personal property and of doing and of suffering all that bodies corporate may do or suffer.

    (4) The Bledisloe Park Board shall consist of 9 members, of whom—

    • (a) 1 shall be the Chairman of the Tauranga County Council for the time being;

    • (b) 3 shall be members of the Arawa Maori Tribe nominated by the Trustees of the Te Arawa Lakes Trust; and

    • (c) 5 shall be persons nominated by the Tauranga County Council, being persons who have permanently resided in the Pongakawa, Paengaroa, Maketu, or Te Puke districts for a period of not less than 6 months immediately preceding the date of nomination.

    (5) Each of the said nominated members shall be appointed by the Governor-General for such term not exceeding 3 years as the Governor-General shall determine.

    (6) A nominated member may at any time resign from office by notice in writing addressed to the Chairman or Secretary of the Board, or the Governor-General may at any time remove any such member from office for any cause that he thinks fit.

    (7) Any casual vacancy in the membership of the Board shall be filled in the manner in which the appointment of the member vacating office was made.

    (8) Any nominated member still qualified to act whose term of office has expired shall be eligible for reappointment.

    (9) The Board shall have and may exercise in respect of the said park all or any of the functions and powers which by the Public Reserves, Domains, and National Parks Act 1928, or any other Act, are conferred upon Domain Boards in respect of public domains controlled by them.

    (10) The Governor-General may from time to time, by Order in Council, make all such regulations as he deems necessary for effectually carrying out the provisions of this section.

    Section 8(1): amended, on 27 November 1947, pursuant to section 9(2)(a) of the Maori Purposes Act 1947 (1947 No 59).

    Section 8(4)(b): amended, on 26 September 2006, by section 99(1) of the Te Arawa Lakes Settlement Act 2006 (2006 No 43).

Reference of petitions to the court

[Repealed]

  • Heading: repealed, on 25 October 1956, pursuant to section 6(1) of the Maori Purposes Act 1956 (1956 No 43).

9 Chief Judge may refer matters in Schedule for report
  • [Repealed]

    Section 9: repealed, on 25 October 1956, by section 6(1) of the Maori Purposes Act 1956 (1956 No 43).


Schedule
Petitions to be referred to the Maori Land Court, or a Judge or Commissioner thereof

[Repealed]

  • Schedule: repealed, on 25 October 1956, by section 6(1) of the Maori Purposes Act 1956 (1956 No 43).


Contents

  • 1General

  • 2Status of reprints

  • 3How reprints are prepared

  • 4Changes made under section 17C of the Acts and Regulations Publication Act 1989

  • 5List of amendments incorporated in this reprint (most recent first)


Notes
1 General
  • This is a reprint of the Maori Purposes Act 1934. The reprint incorporates all the amendments to the Act as at 26 September 2006, as specified in the list of amendments at the end of these notes.

    Relevant provisions of any amending enactments that contain transitional, savings, or application provisions that cannot be compiled in the reprint are also included, after the principal enactment, in chronological order. For more information, see http://www.pco.parliament.govt.nz/reprints/ .

2 Status of reprints
  • Under section 16D of the Acts and Regulations Publication Act 1989, reprints are presumed to correctly state, as at the date of the reprint, the law enacted by the principal enactment and by the amendments to that enactment. This presumption applies even though editorial changes authorised by section 17C of the Acts and Regulations Publication Act 1989 have been made in the reprint.

    This presumption may be rebutted by producing the official volumes of statutes or statutory regulations in which the principal enactment and its amendments are contained.

3 How reprints are prepared
  • A number of editorial conventions are followed in the preparation of reprints. For example, the enacting words are not included in Acts, and provisions that are repealed or revoked are omitted. For a detailed list of the editorial conventions, see http://www.pco.parliament.govt.nz/editorial-conventions/ or Part 8 of the Tables of New Zealand Acts and Ordinances and Statutory Regulations and Deemed Regulations in Force.

4 Changes made under section 17C of the Acts and Regulations Publication Act 1989
  • Section 17C of the Acts and Regulations Publication Act 1989 authorises the making of editorial changes in a reprint as set out in sections 17D and 17E of that Act so that, to the extent permitted, the format and style of the reprinted enactment is consistent with current legislative drafting practice. Changes that would alter the effect of the legislation are not permitted.

    A new format of legislation was introduced on 1 January 2000. Changes to legislative drafting style have also been made since 1997, and are ongoing. To the extent permitted by section 17C of the Acts and Regulations Publication Act 1989, all legislation reprinted after 1 January 2000 is in the new format for legislation and reflects current drafting practice at the time of the reprint.

    In outline, the editorial changes made in reprints under the authority of section 17C of the Acts and Regulations Publication Act 1989 are set out below, and they have been applied, where relevant, in the preparation of this reprint:

    • omission of unnecessary referential words (such as of this section and of this Act)

    • typeface and type size (Times Roman, generally in 11.5 point)

    • layout of provisions, including:

      • indentation

      • position of section headings (eg, the number and heading now appear above the section)

    • format of definitions (eg, the defined term now appears in bold type, without quotation marks)

    • format of dates (eg, a date formerly expressed as the 1st day of January 1999 is now expressed as 1 January 1999)

    • position of the date of assent (it now appears on the front page of each Act)

    • punctuation (eg, colons are not used after definitions)

    • Parts numbered with roman numerals are replaced with arabic numerals, and all cross-references are changed accordingly

    • case and appearance of letters and words, including:

      • format of headings (eg, headings where each word formerly appeared with an initial capital letter followed by small capital letters are amended so that the heading appears in bold, with only the first word (and any proper nouns) appearing with an initial capital letter)

      • small capital letters in section and subsection references are now capital letters

    • schedules are renumbered (eg, Schedule 1 replaces First Schedule), and all cross-references are changed accordingly

    • running heads (the information that appears at the top of each page)

    • format of two-column schedules of consequential amendments, and schedules of repeals (eg, they are rearranged into alphabetical order, rather than chronological).

5 List of amendments incorporated in this reprint (most recent first)