Mount Egmont Vesting Act 1978

Reprint as at 1 April 1987

Mount Egmont Vesting Act 1978

Public Act1978 No 38
Date of assent11 October 1978
Commencement11 October 1978

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 the Department of Conservation.


An Act to provide for the symbolic return of Mount Egmont to the Taranaki Maori Trust Board on behalf of the Maori tribes concerned, and the gift of the Mountain back to the Crown by the Board for the purposes of a national park for the use and enjoyment of all the people of New Zealand

  • Whereas Mount Egmont (known in Maori as Taranaki) (in this preamble referred to as the Mountain) comprises part of the Egmont National Park: And whereas the Mountain comprises, in part, land that was confiscated by the Crown from its former Maori owners pursuant to the New Zealand Settlements Act 1863 and, in part, land that has been purchased by the Crown from its former Maori owners: And whereas certain provisions in relation to the confiscations above referred to were made by the Taranaki Maori Claims Settlement Act 1944 and are now contained in the Maori Trust Boards Act 1955, which Act continued in existence the Taranaki Maori Trust Board: And whereas, in consideration of the special significance that the Mountain has for the Maori people of the Taranaki district, it has been agreed between the Crown and representatives of those Maori people that the Mountain shall be formally transferred to the Taranaki Maori Trust Board as representing the Maori people of the Taranaki district in order that it may be given back to the Crown for the purposes of a National Park as a free gift and as a symbol of love to all the people of New Zealand by the Board on behalf of the Atiawa, Ngati Mutunga, Ngati Maru, Ngati Tama, Ngati Ruanui, Ngaruahine, Taranaki, and Ngarauru tribes, and their descendants.