Maori Purposes Act 1967

Reprint
as at 1 July 1993

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Maori Purposes Act 1967

Public Act1967 No 145
Date of assent24 November 1967
Commencement24 November 1967

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 1967.

Part 1
Amendments to Maori Affairs Act 1953

[Repealed]

  • Part 1: repealed, on 1 July 1993, pursuant to section 362(2) of Te Ture Whenua Maori Act 1993 (1993 No 4).

2 This Part to form part of the 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  • [Repealed]

    Section 2: repealed, on 1 July 1993, by section 362(2) of Te Ture Whenua Maori Act 1993 (1993 No 4).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 Salaries of Judges
  • [Repealed]

    Section 3: repealed (with effect on 15 June 1969), on 24 October 1969, by section 3(2) of the Maori Purposes Act 1969 (1969 No 127).

4 Procedure at meetings of assembled owners
  • [Repealed]

    Section 4: repealed, on 1 July 1993, by section 362(2) of Te Ture Whenua Maori Act 1993 (1993 No 4).

Part 2
Miscellaneous amendments

5 Payment to Maori Trustee of proceeds of Maori land held for 6 years or more
  • (1) Amendment(s) incorporated in the Act(s).

    (2) This section shall come into force on 1 April 1968.

6 Maori Housing Advances
  • Amendment(s) incorporated in the Act(s).

7 Training of young Maoris
  • Amendment(s) incorporated in the Act(s).

8 Definition of Maori meeting place
  • Amendment(s) incorporated in the Act(s).

9 Amalgamation of titles to Whanganui Vested lands
  • (1) Notwithstanding anything in section 9 of the Maori Purposes Act 1966, the description to be assigned to the land in the amalgamation order referred to in that section shall be the Atihau-Whanganui Block, and that block shall comprise the lands shown on the plan lodged in the office of the Chief Surveyor at Wellington under No ML 5162L.

    (2) Where the Chief Surveyor has included in the plan aforesaid any areas formerly comprised in any closed road, those areas shall be deemed to have been validly included therein and shall form part of the Atihau-Whanganui Block aforesaid.

    (3) The Registrar is hereby authorised and directed to amend the amalgamation order made under the said section 9 in such way as may be necessary to make it accord with the provisions of subsection (1), both as to the description of the block and the lands comprised in it.

    (4) The District Land Registrar is hereby authorised and directed to amend any existing certificate of title which affects any of the lands comprised in the Atihau-Whanganui Block in such way as may be necessary to make it accord, whether as to description or area, with the appropriate description or area shown on the plan referred to in subsection (1), or to issue such new certificates of title as he thinks necessary for the purpose.

    (5) If the court at any time makes an equitable partition of the lands comprised in the Atihau-Whanganui Block, the court shall give to the areas included in the partition orders such descriptions as shall be prescribed by the Chief Surveyor.

10 Disposal of Tongariro Timber Company railway land
  • (1) The court is hereby authorised and directed, on the application of the Maori Trustee, to exercise in respect of the lands referred to in subsection (2) the jurisdiction conferred upon it by section 424 of the Maori Affairs Act 1953 in the same manner as if the said lands had been comprised in an order laying out a roadway which had been cancelled by the court; and, upon the making of any order pursuant to this subsection, the land affected thereby shall vest in the owners named in the amended instrument of title in the relative shares shown in that instrument, freed of any reservation or condition to which the land was subject immediately before the order was made.

    (2) The lands referred to in subsection (1) are the several parcels comprised in certificates of title No 6A/1216 and No 6A/1217, South Auckland Land Registry, and certificate of title No 5B/908, Wellington Land Registry.

    (3) If the court makes any order under section 435 of the Maori Affairs Act 1953 amalgamating the titles to the lands adjoining that comprised in certificate of title No 5B/909, Wellington Land Registry, the court may, on the application of the Maori Trustee, include within the scope of the order the land comprised in that title; and any order made by the court shall vest that land, freed of any reservation or condition to which it was subject immediately before the order was made, in the owners of the other lands in the same relative shares as the court may fix in respect of the other lands.


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 1967. 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)