Maori Purposes Act 1952

Reprint
as at 25 October 1956

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Maori Purposes Act 1952

Public Act1952 No 70
Date of assent23 October 1952
Commencement23 October 1952

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 law relating to Maoris and Maori land, to confer jurisdiction upon the Maori Land Court, and for other purposes

1 Short Title
  • This Act may be cited as the Maori Purposes Act 1952.

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, as 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.

Part 1
Amendment of laws

[Repealed]

  • Part 1: repealed, on 25 October 1956, pursuant to section 6(1) of the Maori Purposes Act 1956 (1956 No 43).

3 Repeal of provisions of principal Act as to limitation of amount of land to be held by individuals
  • [Repealed]

    Section 3: repealed, on 1 April 1954, by section 473(1) of the Maori Affairs Act 1953 (1953 No 94).

4 Authorising Maori Trustee to transfer $10,000 to Ngarimu V.C. and 28th (Maori) Battalion Memorial Scholarship Fund Board
  • [Repealed]

    Section 4: repealed, on 25 October 1956, by section 6(1) of the Maori Purposes Act 1956 (1956 No 43).

5 Maori Trustee not required to furnish statement of accounts of Maori reserves with balance sheet
  • [Repealed]

    Section 5: repealed, on 1 April 1954, by section 53(1) of the Māori Trustee Act 1953 (1953 No 95).

6 Extension of terms of certain leases
  • [Repealed]

    Section 6: repealed, on 29 September 1954, by section 77 of the Maori Vested Lands Administration Act 1954 (1954 No 60).

Part 2
Miscellaneous powers

Waikato-Maniapoto District

7 Provision as to establishment of Maori community hall in Pukekohe
  • Whereas it is desired to establish a Maori community hall in the Borough of Pukekohe:

    And whereas it is desired that a portion of the Crown land referred to in subsection (4) should be set apart as a Maori reservation for the common use of the Maoris resident in and around Pukekohe:

    Be it therefore enacted as follows:

    (1) Upon application made to it in that behalf by the Minister of Maori Affairs, the court is hereby empowered and directed to make an order setting apart any portion of the land referred to in subsection (4) as a Maori reservation for the common use of the Maoris resident in and around Pukekohe as a meeting place, building site, recreation ground, or in any other manner that may be for their common use or benefit:

    provided that any order made by the court under this subsection shall have no force or effect until and unless it has been consented to by the Minister of Education.

    (2) Upon receipt of the order referred to in subsection (1) the District Land Registrar for the Land Registration District of Auckland shall make all such entries in the register as may be necessary to give effect to the order.

    (3) The provisions of section 5 of the Maori Purposes Act 1937 shall apply to the said land in as full and effectual a manner as if the said land had been set apart as a Maori reservation by an Order in Council under that section, and the court is hereby declared to have, in respect of the said land, all the powers conferred upon it by the said section 5.

    (4) The land to which this section relates is more particularly described as Lot 11 on Deposited Plan Number 6611, being part of Allotment Number 53 of Suburban Section Number 2, Parish of Pukekohe, Auckland Land District.

8 Revesting Te Aroha Maori Reserve in Maori owners
  • Whereas the land described in subsection (5) is vested in the Maori Trustee in trust for the persons whose names are set out in the report of the court referred to in subsection (1):

    And whereas it is desirable that the Maori Trustee should be discharged from the said trust and that the said land should be vested for an estate in fee simple in the persons beneficially entitled thereto:

    Be it therefore enacted as follows:

    (1) Upon application made to it in that behalf by the Maori Trustee, the court is hereby empowered and directed to make an order vesting the said land for an estate in fee simple in the persons named in a report made by the court in respect of the said land and dated 26 September 1919, or the descendants or successors of those persons, as tenants in common in such shares as to the court seems just and equitable.

    (2) Upon the making of the order referred to in subsection (1) the Maori Trustee shall be deemed to have been discharged from his trust in respect of the said land, and the District Land Registrar for the Land Registration District of Auckland shall issue a certificate of title for the said land in favour of the persons named in the said order and endorse on the certificate a memorial in accordance with subsection (4).

    (3) The said land, upon the issue of the certificate of title referred to in subsection (2), shall be deemed to be Maori freehold land.

    (4) There shall be reserved the right of Her Majesty the Queen to all minerals, mineral oil, gas, metals, coal, and valuable stone under the surface of the said land, and the right of ingress, egress, and regress to all persons lawfully authorised by Her Majesty, or under the authority of any statute, engaged in searching for or working any such minerals, mineral oil, gas, metal, coal, or stone, and the right of Her Majesty or any such authorised person to sink all necessary pits and shafts, and to make and erect all necessary erections, machinery, roads, and buildings, and other conveniences and things for any such purpose.

    (5) The land to which this section relates is more particularly described as follows:

    All that parcel of land containing 799 acres 2 roods and 6 perches, more or less, being the land known as Sections 2 and 3, Block III, Aroha Survey District, and being the whole of the land comprised and described in certificate of title, Volume 353, folio 207, Auckland Registry.

9 Removing restriction against alienation of certain land in Waipipi district
  • [Repealed]

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

Aotea District

[Repealed]

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

10 Conferring on Maori Land Court jurisdiction to apportion liabilities in respect of settlement of claims of Egmont Box Co., Ltd.
  • [Repealed]

    Section 10: repealed, on 25 October 1956, by section 6(1) of the Maori Purposes Act 1956 (1956 No 43).

Tairawhiti District

[Repealed]

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

11 Ngatiporou Co-operative Dairy Co., Ltd., authorised to contribute to cost of memorial to late Sir Apirana Ngata
  • [Repealed]

    Section 11: repealed, on 25 October 1956, by section 6(1) of the Maori Purposes Act 1956 (1956 No 43).

12 Incorporation of owners of Ohuia Station
  • [Repealed]

    Section 12: repealed, on 25 October 1956, by section 6(1) of the Maori Purposes Act 1956 (1956 No 43).

Ikaroa District

[Repealed]

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

13 Restoring condition of title to Tarawera and Tataraakina Blocks
  • [Repealed]

    Section 13: 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 1952. The reprint incorporates all the amendments to the Act as at 25 October 1956, 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)
  • Maori Purposes Act 1956 (1956 No 43): section 6(1)

    Maori Vested Lands Administration Act 1954 (1954 No 60): section 77

    Māori Trustee Act 1953 (1953 No 95): section 53(1)

    Maori Affairs Act 1953 (1953 No 94): section 473(1)