This Act is administered in the Department of Justice.
1 Short Title and commencement
8 Transitional provisions
An Act to amend the Adoption Act 1955
(1) This Act may be cited as the Adoption Amendment Act 1962, and shall be read together with and deemed part of the Adoption Act 1955 (hereinafter referred to as the principal Act).
(2) Sections 2, 4, 5, 6, 7, and 8 of this Act shall come into force on the 1st day of April 1963.
Section 21 of the principal Act is hereby repealed.
(1) All applications, matters, and proceedings relating to any adoption in respect of which the Maori Land Court had jurisdiction under section 21 of the principal Act and pending or in progress at the commencement of this Act shall be continued and completed in all respects as if this Act were not in force.
(2) Any right of appeal from a decision of the Maori Land Court existing at the commencement of this Act shall continue to exist and be exercised in all respects as if this Act were not in force.