Maori Purposes Act 1972

Reprint
as at 1 July 1993

Coat of Arms of New Zealand

Maori Purposes Act 1972

Public Act1972 No 135
Date of assent20 October 1972
Commencement20 October 1972

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 1972.

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  • Part 1: repealed, on 1 July 1993, by section 362(2) of Te Ture Whenua Maori Act 1993 (1993 No 4).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  • [Repealed]

    Section 2: repealed, on 1 July 1993, by section 362(2) of Te Ture Whenua Maori Act 1993 (1993 No 4).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  • [Repealed]

    Section 3: repealed, on 1 April 1975, by section 9(2)(c) of the Maori Affairs Amendment Act 1974 (1974 No 73).

4 Interests paid for out of Conversion Fund
  • [Repealed]

    Section 4: repealed, on 1 July 1993, by section 362(2) of Te Ture Whenua Maori Act 1993 (1993 No 4).

5 Power to prohibit alienations revoked
  • [Repealed]

    Section 5: repealed, on 1 July 1993, by section 362(2) of Te Ture Whenua Maori Act 1993 (1993 No 4).

6 Board may acquire shares in companies
  • [Repealed]

    Section 6: repealed, on 1 October 1989, by section 13(2) of the Maori Affairs Restructuring Act 1989 (1989 No 68).

7 Restriction on lessee's powers of disposition
  • [Repealed]

    Section 7: repealed, on 1 October 1989, by section 13(2) of the Maori Affairs Restructuring Act 1989 (1989 No 68).

8 Disposal of water supplies
  • [Repealed]

    Section 8: repealed, on 1 October 1989, by section 13(2) of the Maori Affairs Restructuring Act 1989 (1989 No 68).

9 Relief from interest payment
  • [Repealed]

    Section 9: repealed, on 14 December 1979, by section 9(2)(b) of the Maori Purposes Act 1979 (1979 No 136).

10 Consent to laying out of roadways by Maori Land Court
  • [Repealed]

    Section 10: repealed, on 1 April 1979, by section 4(1) of the Local Government Amendment Act 1978 (1978 No 43).

11 Extension of purpose of Maori reservation
  • [Repealed]

    Section 11: repealed, on 1 July 1993, by section 362(2) of Te Ture Whenua Maori Act 1993 (1993 No 4).

12 Relief for borrowers
  • [Repealed]

    Section 12: repealed, on 14 December 1979, by section 11(2)(b) of the Maori Purposes Act 1979 (1979 No 136).

13 Operative date for deletion of provisions of Part 12 and certain provisions of Part 11 of principal Act extended
  • [Repealed]

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

Part 2
Miscellaneous amendments to Maori Legislation

14 Membership of Maori Purposes Fund Board
  • [Repealed]

    Section 14: repealed, on 14 December 1979, by section 15(2)(a) of the Maori Purposes Act 1979 (1979 No 136).

15 Wairoa-Waikaremoana Trust Board beneficiaries
  • Amendment(s) incorporated in the Act(s).


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 1972. 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 Restructuring Act 1989 (1989 No 68): section 13(2)

    Maori Purposes Act 1979 (1979 No 136): sections 9(2)(b), 11(2)(b), 15(2)(a)

    Local Government Amendment Act 1978 (1978 No 43): section 4(1)

    Maori Affairs Amendment Act 1974 (1974 No 73): section 9(2)(c)