Maori Purposes Act 1963

Reprint
as at 1 July 1993

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Maori Purposes Act 1963

Public Act1963 No 123
Date of assent25 October 1963
Commencement25 October 1963

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 1963.

Part 1
Amendments to Maori Affairs Act 1953

  • Part 1: repealed, on 1 July 1993, by section 362(2) of Te Ture Whenua Maori Act 1993 (1993 No 4).

2 This Part to form part of Maori Affairs Act 1953
  • [Repealed]

    Section 2: repealed, on 1 July 1993, by section 362(2) of Te Ture Whenua Maori Act 1993 (1993 No 4).

3 Dispositions by will of Maori land
  • [Repealed]

    Section 3: repealed, on 1 July 1993, by section 362(2) of Te Ture Whenua Maori Act 1993 (1993 No 4).

4 Disposition of interests of deceased owners of Maori land
  • [Repealed]

    Section 4: repealed, on 1 July 1993, by section 362(2) of Te Ture Whenua Maori Act 1993 (1993 No 4).

5 Assignment of proceeds of Maori land
  • [Repealed]

    Section 5: repealed, on 1 July 1993, by section 362(2) of Te Ture Whenua Maori Act 1993 (1993 No 4).

6 Attestation of signatures
  • [Repealed]

    Section 6: repealed, on 1 July 1993, by section 362(2) of Te Ture Whenua Maori Act 1993 (1993 No 4).

7 Trusts for proceeds of alienation
  • [Repealed]

    Section 7: repealed, on 1 July 1993, by section 362(2) of Te Ture Whenua Maori Act 1993 (1993 No 4).

8 Repeal of provisions relating to trust funds
  • [Repealed]

    Section 8: repealed, on 1 July 1993, by section 362(2) of Te Ture Whenua Maori Act 1993 (1993 No 4).

9 Meetings of incorporated owners
  • [Repealed]

    Section 9: repealed, on 1 July 1993, by section 362(2) of Te Ture Whenua Maori Act 1993 (1993 No 4).

10 Declarations as to Maori land
  • [Repealed]

    Section 10: repealed, on 1 July 1993, by section 362(2) of Te Ture Whenua Maori Act 1993 (1993 No 4).

11 Exemption orders
  • [Repealed]

    Section 11: repealed, on 1 July 1993, by section 362(2) of Te Ture Whenua Maori Act 1993 (1993 No 4).

12 Court orders in respect of trustees
  • [Repealed]

    Section 12: repealed, on 1 July 1993, by section 362(2) of Te Ture Whenua Maori Act 1993 (1993 No 4).

13 Relief in cases of mistake as to boundaries or identity of land
  • [Repealed]

    Section 13: repealed, on 1 July 1993, by section 362(2) of Te Ture Whenua Maori Act 1993 (1993 No 4).

14 Certain Maori land to become European land
  • [Repealed]

    Section 14: repealed, on 1 July 1993, by section 362(2) of Te Ture Whenua Maori Act 1993 (1993 No 4).

15 Advances to Maori Incorporations
  • [Repealed]

    Section 15: repealed, on 1 July 1993, by section 362(2) of Te Ture Whenua Maori Act 1993 (1993 No 4).

Part 2
Amendments to other Acts and miscellaneous provisions

16 Expenditure by Maori Trustee from General Purposes Fund
  • Amendment(s) incorporated into the Act(s).

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

    Section 17: repealed, on 1 April 1968, by section 130(5) of the Maori Affairs Amendment Act 1967 (1967 No 124).

Miscellaneous provisions

18 Maori land development scheme notices revoked
  • (1) The notices specified in the Schedule whereby the Minister of Maori Affairs gave notice of an intention to apply the provisions of section 23 of the Maori Land Amendment and Maori Land Claims Adjustment Act 1929 or of section 522 of the Maori Land Act 1931 to the lands mentioned in any such notice, or whereby the lands mentioned in any such notice were notified as being subject to the said section 522, or whereby any such notice was varied, are hereby revoked.

    (2) The revocation of any notice by subsection (1) shall not affect any other notice whereby any of the lands mentioned in any notice so revoked became subject to any of the enactments specified in the said subsection (1), or to Part 1 of the Maori Land Amendment Act 1936, or to Part 24 of the Maori Affairs Act 1953.

    (3) The District Land Registrar is hereby authorised and directed to make all such amendments to the register as are necessary to give effect to this section.

    (4) This section shall come into force on 1 January 1964.

19 Pukepuke Tangiora Estate
  • For the purpose of giving effect to the recommendation of the Maori Affairs Committee of the House of Representatives on Petition numbered 42 of 1962 of Tahatera Tomlins and others: Be it enacted as follows:

    (1) Upon the commencement of this Act, the land known as Kakiraawa 2B 2F 3 balance, situated in Block III, Te Mata Survey District, containing 1 acre 2 roods 29 perches and two-tenths of a perch, more or less, and being the whole of the land comprised and described in certificate of title, Volume 127, folio 230, Hawke's Bay Registry, shall, without any transfer or other instrument of assurance, vest in the trustees of the estate of Pukepuke Tangiora, deceased, appointed pursuant to section 17 of the Maori Purposes Act 1943 free from the right, title, estate or interest of any other person.

    (2) The District Land Registrar shall, on the application of the aforesaid trustees, make such amendments to the register as are necessary to give effect to this section.

    (3) The aforesaid trustees may use any money coming into their hands in the course of administration of the said estate for the purpose of repairing, restoring, and maintaining any of the buildings on the said land, and may apportion the money so spent as between capital and income as in their absolute discretion they see fit.

    (4) Nothing in subsection (7) of section 17 of the Maori Purposes Act 1943 shall apply to the land to which this section relates.

20 Disposition of equitable interests in Palmerston North Maori Reserve
  • [Repealed]

    Section 20: repealed, on 1 April 1968, by section 157(a) of the Maori Affairs Amendment Act 1967 (1967 No 124).


Schedule
Notices relating to Maori land development revoked

s 18

 Gazette
Development schemeNoDatePage
Mangonui4826 June 19302053
 6625 September 19302850
 6222 September 19322046
Bay of Islands4826 June 19302054
 6625 September 19302851
 7219 October 19332563
Hokianga6625 September 19302850
 6717 September 19312822
 6222 September 19322046
 428 June 19331538
 5413 August 19361586
North Hokianga4826 June 19302054
South Hokianga4826 June 19302055
Kaipara4519 June 19301983
 6222 September 19322046
 304 April 1940656

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 1963. The reprint incorporates all the amendments to the Act as at 1 July 1993, 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)
  • Te Ture Whenua Maori Act 1993 (1993 No 4): section 362(2)

    Maori Affairs Amendment Act 1967 (1967 No 124): sections 130(5), 157(a)