Maori Purposes Act 1974

Reprint
as at 5 August 2009

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Maori Purposes Act 1974

Public Act1974 No 144
Date of assent8 November 1974
Commencement8 November 1974

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 1974.

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[Repealed]

  • Part 1: repealed, on 1 July 1993, by section 362(2) of Te Ture Whenua Maori Act 1993 (1993 No 4).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  • [Repealed]

    Section 2: repealed, on 1 July 1993, by section 362(2) of Te Ture Whenua Maori Act 1993 (1993 No 4).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 Amendment of names of land owners in court records
  • [Repealed]

    Section 3: repealed, on 1 July 1993, by section 362(2) of Te Ture Whenua Maori Act 1993 (1993 No 4).

4 Advances for farming purposes on land owned and occupied by another person
  • [Repealed]

    Section 4: repealed, on 14 December 1979, by section 11(2)(c) of the Maori Purposes Act 1979 (1979 No 136).

5 Tax on income derived by Maori authorities for more than 20 beneficiaries
  • [Repealed]

    Section 5: repealed, on 1 April 1977 (applying with respect to the tax on income derived in the income year commencing on that date and every subsequent year), by section 436(1) of the Income Tax Act 1976 (1976 No 65).

Part 2
Amendments to Maori Welfare Act 1962

6 This Part to form part of the Maori Welfare Act 1962
  • This Part shall be read together with and deemed part of the Maori Welfare Act 1962 (in this Part referred to as the principal Act).

7 Definition of Maori
  • Amendment(s) incorporated in the Act(s).

8 Welfare officers to be known as Community Officers
  • (1), (2) Amendment(s) incorporated in the Act(s).

    (3) Every person who, at the commencement of this Act, is holding office as a Welfare Officer under section 4 of the principal Act shall be deemed to have been duly appointed under the State Services Act 1962 as a Community Officer.

    (4) Every person who, at the commencement of this Act, is holding office as an honorary Welfare Officer under section 5 of the principal Act shall be deemed to have been duly appointed under that section as an honorary Community Officer.

Part 3
Miscellaneous amendments

9 Extension of hall site for Ngati Poneke Maori Association
  • [Repealed]

    Section 9: repealed, on 5 August 2009, by section 82(c) of the Port Nicholson Block (Taranaki Whānui ki Te Upoko o Te Ika) Claims Settlement Act 2009 (2009 No 26).

10 Leases of dwellings under the Maori Housing Amendment Act 1938
  • Amendment(s) incorporated in the Act(s).

11 Right of way around Lake Taupo and on banks of rivers or streams flowing into lake
  • Amendment(s) incorporated in the Act(s).

12 Amendments to Public Works Act 1928
  • [Repealed]

    Section 12: repealed, on 1 February 1982, by section 248(1) of the Public Works Act 1981 (1981 No 35).

13 Service of notices under section 70A of the Petroleum Act 1937
  • (1) Amendment(s) incorporated in the regulations.

    (2) Subsection (1) shall come into force on 1 January 1975.


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 1974. 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(c)

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

    Public Works Act 1981 (1981 No 35): section 248(1)

    Maori Purposes Act 1979 (1979 No 136): section 11(2)(c)

    Income Tax Act 1976 (1976 No 65): section 436(1)