Treaty of Waitangi Act 1975

Reprint as at 23 September 2015

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Treaty of Waitangi Act 1975

Public Act
 
1975 No 114
Date of assent
 
10 October 1975
Commencement
 
10 October 1975
Note

Changes authorised by subpart 2 of Part 2 of the Legislation Act 2012 have been made in this official reprint.

Note 4 at the end of this reprint provides a list of the amendments incorporated.

This Act is administered by Te Puni Kōkiri.

Contents

Title
Preamble
1Short Title
2Interpretation
3Act to bind Crown
4Waitangi Tribunal
4ADeputy Chairperson
4BAppointment of Judge not to affect tenure, etc
5Functions of Tribunal
6Jurisdiction of Tribunal to consider claims
6AALimitation of Tribunal’s jurisdiction in relation to historical Treaty claims
6APower of Tribunal to state case for Maori Appellate Court or Maori Land Court
7Tribunal may refuse to inquire into claim
8Jurisdiction of Tribunal to consider proposed legislation
8ARecommendations in respect of land transferred to or vested in State enterprise
8BInterim recommendations in respect of land transferred to or vested in State enterprise
8CRight to be heard on question in relation to land transferred to or vested in State enterprise
8DSpecial power of Tribunal to recommend that land be no longer liable to resumption
8EIssue of certificate on recommendation of Tribunal
8FDirections as to service
8GPublic notice
8HService of decision
8HAInterpretation of certain terms
8HBRecommendations of Tribunal in respect of Crown forest land
8HCInterim recommendations in respect of Crown forest land
8HDRight to be heard on question in relation to Crown forest land
8HESpecial power of Tribunal to recommend that land not be liable to be returned to Maori ownership
8HFIssue of certificate on recommendation of Tribunal
8HGDirections as to service
8HHPublic notice
8HIService of decision
8HJClaims relating to land vested under New Zealand Railways Corporation Restructuring Act 1990
8IAnnual report on implementation of recommendations
9Right to petition House of Representatives unaffected
Reprint notes

An Act to provide for the observance, and confirmation, of the principles of the Treaty of Waitangi by establishing a Tribunal to make recommendations on claims relating to the practical application of the Treaty and to determine whether certain matters are inconsistent with the principles of the Treaty