Maori Purposes Act 1962

Reprint
as at 1 April 1968

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Maori Purposes Act 1962

Public Act1962 No 119
Date of assent14 December 1962
Commencement14 December 1962

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, and for other purposes

1 Short Title
  • This Act may be cited as the Maori Purposes Act 1962.

Part 1
West Coast settlement reserves

  • Part 1: repealed, on 1 April 1968, by section 130(4) of the Maori Affairs Amendment Act 1967 (1967 No 124).

2 This Part to be read with Maori Reserved Land Act 1955
  • [Repealed]

    Section 2: repealed, on 1 April 1968, by section 130(4) of the Maori Affairs Amendment Act 1967 (1967 No 124).

3 Title amalgamation order
  • [Repealed]

    Section 3: repealed, on 1 April 1968, by section 130(4) of the Maori Affairs Amendment Act 1967 (1967 No 124).

4 Uneconomic interest in West Coast Settlement Reserves
  • [Repealed]

    Section 4: repealed, on 1 April 1968, by section 130(4) of the Maori Affairs Amendment Act 1967 (1967 No 124).

5 No payment for uneconomic interests
  • [Repealed]

    Section 5: repealed, on 1 April 1968, by section 130(4) of the Maori Affairs Amendment Act 1967 (1967 No 124).

6 Disposition of interests acquired by Maori Trustee
  • [Repealed]

    Section 6: repealed, on 1 April 1968, by section 130(4) of the Maori Affairs Amendment Act 1967 (1967 No 124).

7 Trust Board to hold interests for Education Trust
  • [Repealed]

    Section 7: repealed, on 1 April 1968, by section 130(4) of the Maori Affairs Amendment Act 1967 (1967 No 124).

8 Incidence of land tax and succession fee
  • [Repealed]

    Section 8: repealed, on 1 April 1968, by section 130(4) of the Maori Affairs Amendment Act 1967 (1967 No 124).

Part 2
Miscellaneous provisions

9 Maori Trustee may borrow money for purposes of Maori Soldiers Trust
  • Amendment(s) incorporated in the Act(s).

10 Constitution of Maori Soldiers Trust Committee
  • Amendment(s) incorporated in the Act(s).

11 Provisions as to judgment of Clifford Hakariwhi Thompson
  • Whereas by a judgment of the Supreme Court at Wanganui dated 12 October 1959 (in this section referred to as the judgment), Clifford Hakariwhi Thompson, of Taumarunui (in this section referred to as the claimant), was awarded the sum of 5,900 pounds and 8 shillings as general damages, together with the sum of 675 pounds and 16 shillings as costs, and interest on both sums from the date of judgment, against the Proprietors of Waimanu 2A Block Incorporated (in this section referred to as the Incorporation):

    And whereas the judgment remains largely unsatisfied:

    And whereas an agreement for the satisfaction of the judgment has been reached between the parties and incorporated in a deed of compromise and release dated 28 November 1962 (in this section referred to as the deed):

    And whereas it is expedient that effect be given to the terms of the settlement:

    Be it therefore enacted as follows:

    (1) Notwithstanding the provisions of the Maori Affairs Act 1953 or of any other enactment, the deed shall be deemed to have been validly executed on behalf of the Incorporation and shall, without confirmation by the Maori Land Court, confer on the claimant—

    • (a) a right to the payment from the Incorporation of 1,000 pounds; and

    • (b) a right to a lease from the Incorporation of the land described in subsection (4) (in this section referred to as the land) free from liability to pay rent and conferring on the claimant the right, either for himself or his servants, agents, grantees, or licensees to fell and remove timber and timber trees from the land and to sell the same in satisfaction of the judgment and of the costs incurred by the claimant after the date of the judgment,

    in accordance with the provisions of the deed. No such lease shall require confirmation by the Maori Land Court.

    (2) If the Incorporation fails on or before 28 February 1963, to pay to the claimant the sum of 1,000 pounds and to execute a lease in accordance with the provisions of the deed, the claimant may file in the Maori Land Court at Wanganui an affidavit deposing to the failure, and the court, if satisfied that the Incorporation has without good cause failed to comply with the provisions of the deed as aforesaid, shall make an order vesting the land in the claimant for an estate in fee simple free from any right, title, estate, or interest of the Incorporation or of the beneficial owners of the land.

    (3) Any sum of money received by the claimant under the deed or under the lease referred to in subsection (1) shall be deemed to be damages for the purposes of section 125 of the Workers' Compensation Act 1956.

    (4) The land to which this section relates is all that piece or parcel of land described as Waimanu 2A Block, containing 1 003 acres, more or less, and situated in Blocks I and II, Pihanga Survey District.


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 1962. The reprint incorporates all the amendments to the Act as at 1 April 1968, 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 Affairs Amendment Act 1967 (1967 No 124): section 130(4)