8C Right to be heard on question in relation to land transferred to or vested in State enterprise

(1)

Where, in the course of any inquiry into a claim submitted to the Tribunal under section 6, any question arises in relation to any land or interest in land to which section 8A applies, the only persons entitled to appear and be heard on that question shall be—

(a)

the claimant:

(b)

the Minister of Maori Affairs:

(c)

any other Minister of the Crown who notifies the Tribunal in writing that he or she wishes to appear and be heard:

(d)

any Maori who satisfies the Tribunal that he or she, or any group of Maori of which he or she is a member, has an interest in the inquiry apart from any interest in common with the public.

(2)

Notwithstanding anything in clause 7 of Schedule 2 or in section 4A of the Commissions of Inquiry Act 1908 (as applied by clause 8 of Schedule 2), no person other than a person designated in paragraph (a) or paragraph (b) or paragraph (c) or paragraph (d) of subsection (1) shall be entitled to appear and be heard on a question to which subsection (1) applies.

(3)

Nothing in subsection (2) affects the right of any person designated in paragraph (a) or paragraph (b) or paragraph (c) or paragraph (d) of subsection (1) to appear, with the leave of the Tribunal, by—

(a)

a barrister or solicitor of the High Court; or

(b)

any other agent or representative authorised in writing.

Section 8C: inserted (with effect on 9 December 1987), on 30 June 1988, by section 4 of the Treaty of Waitangi (State Enterprises) Act 1988 (1988 No 105).