Whereas the land known as Mayor Island or Tuhua, situated in the Bay of Plenty, is Maori land, and certain undivided interests in the land have been acquired by His Majesty the King:
And whereas it is desirable that provision should be made for the proper control of the said land:
And whereas the Maori Land Court, on 10 November 1949, made an order pursuant to section 8 of the Maori Purposes Act 1943 vesting the said land in certain trustees upon the trusts declared by the court pursuant to the said order:
And whereas doubts have been raised as to the validity of certain provisions of the said order:
Be it therefore enacted as follows:
(1) Notwithstanding anything in section 8 of the Maori Purposes Act 1943, or in any other enactment, the order made by the Maori Land Court pursuant to the said section on 10 November 1949 affecting the land known as Mayor Island or Tuhua, situated in the Bay of Plenty, is hereby validated and shall be as valid and effectual for all purposes as if the court had had full power and jurisdiction to make the said order.