Maori Purposes Act 1969

Reprint
as at 5 August 2009

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Maori Purposes Act 1969

Public Act1969 No 127
Date of assent24 October 1969
Commencement24 October 1969

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 1969.

Part 1
Amendments to Maori Affairs Act 1953

[Repealed]

  • Part 1: repealed, on 1 July 1993, by section 362(2) of Te Ture Whenua Maori Act 1993 (1993 No 4).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  • [Repealed]

    Section 2: repealed, on 1 July 1993, by section 362(2) of Te Ture Whenua Maori Act 1993 (1993 No 4).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  • [Repealed]

    Section 3: repealed, on 27 November 1970, by section 3(2) of the Maori Purposes Act 1970 (1970 No 120).

4 Interpretation of Maori wills
  • [Repealed]

    Section 4: repealed, on 1 July 1993, by section 362(2) of Te Ture Whenua Maori Act 1993 (1993 No 4).

5 Term of leases of Maori freehold land
  • [Repealed]

    Section 5: repealed, on 1 July 1993, by section 362(2) of Te Ture Whenua Maori Act 1993 (1993 No 4).

6 Interest of deceased owner
  • [Repealed]

    Section 6: repealed, on 1 July 1993, by section 362(2) of Te Ture Whenua Maori Act 1993 (1993 No 4).

7 Shareholders of Maori incorporation may cancel restriction on share transfers
  • [Repealed]

    Section 7: repealed, on 1 July 1993, by section 362(2) of Te Ture Whenua Maori Act 1993 (1993 No 4).

Part 2
Miscellaneous amendments

8 Deputy Secretary for Maori and Island Affairs
  • [Repealed]

    Section 8: repealed, on 1 April 1975, by section 4(2) of the Maori Affairs Amendment Act 1974 (1974 No 73).

9 Housing assistance for Polynesians
  • Amendment(s) incorporated in the Act(s).

10 Interim administration of estates of Maoris by Maori Trustee
  • Amendment(s) incorporated in the Act(s).

11 Use of Maori Trustee's General Purposes Fund
  • (1) Amendment(s) incorporated in the Act(s).

    (2) [Repealed]

    Section 11(2): repealed, on 24 June 1996, by section 3(2)(b) of the Maori Trustee Amendment Act 1996 (1996 No 34).

12 Maori Trustee may register memorial of charge against land
  • Amendment(s) incorporated in the Act(s).

13 Supervision of activities of Maori Wardens
  • (1) [Repealed]

    (2), (3) Amendment(s) incorporated in the Act(s).

    Section 13(1): repealed, on 10 October 1975, by section 14(2) of the Maori Purposes Act 1975 (1975 No 135).

14 Vesting in Crown islands in Mercury Island Group
  • Whereas a meeting of the assembled owners of the land described in subsection (4), held under the provisions of Part 23 of the Maori Affairs Act 1953, has resolved to transfer the land to the Crown by way of gift:

    And whereas the resolution of the owners has been duly confirmed by the Maori Land Court:

    And whereas doubts have been expressed as to the validity of any transfer to the Crown in terms of the confirmed resolution:

    Be it therefore enacted as follows:

    (1) Notwithstanding any provision of the Maori Affairs Act 1953 or of any other Act, the land described in subsection (4) is hereby, subject to the provisions of subsections (2) and (3), vested in Her Majesty the Queen for the purposes of a scenic reserve and a wildlife sanctuary.

    (2) Any minerals in, on, or under the land, and the right to enter upon the land for the purposes of prospecting and mining, are hereby reserved to the former owners of the land, their heirs, and successors.

    (3) In the event that the land at any time ceases to be used for the purposes specified in subsection (1) it shall be returned by the Crown to the former owners or their heirs and successors.

    (4) The land to which this section relates consists of the Whakau, Middle, Green, and Korapuki Islands, of the Mercury Island group, all situated in the North Auckland Land District and containing together 559 acres, more or less.

15 Hall site for Ngati Poneke Maori Association
  • [Repealed]

    Section 15: repealed, on 5 August 2009, by section 82(b) of the Port Nicholson Block (Taranaki Whānui ki Te Upoko o Te Ika) Claims Settlement Act 2009 (2009 No 26).


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 1969. The reprint incorporates all the amendments to the Act as at 5 August 2009, 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)
  • Port Nicholson Block (Taranaki Whānui ki Te Upoko o Te Ika) Claims Settlement Act 2009 (2009 No 26): section 82(b)

    Maori Trustee Amendment Act 1996 (1996 No 34): section 3(2)(b)

    Te Ture Whenua Maori Act 1993 (1993 No 4): section 362(2)

    Maori Purposes Act 1975 (1975 No 135): section 14(2)

    Maori Affairs Amendment Act 1974 (1974 No 73): section 4(2)

    Maori Purposes Act 1970 (1970 No 120): section 3(2)