Maori Purposes Act 1978

  • This version was reprinted on 27 May 2016 to make a correction to the Title clause under section 25(1)(j)(ii) of the Legislation Act 2012.

Reprint as at 24 June 1996

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Maori Purposes Act 1978

Public Act
 
1978 No 70
Date of assent
 
16 October 1978
Commencement
 
16 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 Te Puni Kōkiri.

An Act to amend the law relating to Maori and Maori land, and for other purposes

 
1 Short Title

This Act may be cited as the Maori Purposes Act 1978.

Amendment to Maori Affairs Act 1953[Repealed]

Heading: repealed (with effect on 1 April 1985), on 29 October 1985, pursuant to section 3(1) of the Maori Affairs Amendment Act (No 2) 1985 (1985 No 139).

2 Salaries and allowances of Judges and Commissioners
[Repealed]

Section 2: repealed (with effect on 1 April 1985), on 29 October 1985, by section 3(1) of the Maori Affairs Amendment Act (No 2) 1985 (1985 No 139).

Amendments to Maori Trustee Act 1953[Repealed]

Heading: repealed, on 4 December 1982, pursuant to section 19(2)(b) of the Maori Purposes Act 1982 (1982 No 124).

3 Elections to administer small estates, etc
[Repealed]

Section 3: repealed, on 4 December 1982, pursuant to section 16(2) of the Maori Purposes Act 1982 (1982 No 124).

4 Temporary advances to Maori Trustee
[Repealed]

Section 4: repealed, on 4 December 1982, by section 19(2)(b) of the Maori Purposes Act 1982 (1982 No 124).

Amendments to Maori Trust Boards Act 1955[Repealed]

Heading: repealed, on 24 June 1996, pursu ant to section 6(2)(a) of the Maori Trust Boards Amendment Act 1996 (1996 No 36).

5 Annual grants to Tainui Maori Trust Board may be capitalised
[Repealed]

Section 5: repealed, on 15 November 1995, by section 27(2)(b) of the Waikato Raupatu Claims Settlement Act 1995 (1995 No 58).

6 Countersigning of cheques drawn by Maori Trust Boards
[Repealed]

Section 6: repealed, on 24 June 1996, by section 6(2)(a) of the Maori Trust Boards Amendment Act 1996 (1996 No 36).

Amendment to Maori Reserved Land Act 1955

7 Alteration of objects of Maori incorporations

Amendment(s) incorporated in the Act(s).

Amendment to Queen Elizabeth the Second Postgraduate Fellowship of New Zealand Act 1963

8 Annual payments to Maori Education Foundation increased

Amendment(s) incorporated in the Act(s).

Amendment to Maori Affairs Amendment Act 1967[Repealed]

Heading: repealed, on 1 July 1993, pursuant to section 362(2) of Te Ture Whenua Maori Act 1993 (1993 No 4).

9 Surviving spouse’s rights of intestacy
[Repealed]

Section 9: repealed, on 1 July 1993, by section 362(2) of Te Ture Whenua Maori Act 1993 (1993 No 4).

Miscellaneous amendments

10 Vesting of land in Otaki in Wellington Diocesan Board of Trustees for purposes of Rangiatea Church and burial ground

(1)

Notwithstanding anything in the Otaki and Porirua Trusts Act 1943, the land to which this section applies, being part of the land vested by that Act in the Otaki and Porirua Trusts Board established under that Act, is hereby vested, at the request and with the consent of that Board, in the Wellington Diocesan Board of Trustees for an estate in fee simple, freed and discharged from all trusts affecting the land under the said Act, to be held by the said Board of Trustees on the same trusts as it presently holds the land comprising the Rangiatea Church and burial ground at Otaki.

(2)

This section applies to all that parcel of land in the Wellington Land District, containing 1 826 square metres, more or less, situated in the Borough of Otaki, being Lot 1 on Deposited Plan 48780, and being part of the land comprised and described in certificate of title, Volume 484, folio 44, Wellington Registry.

11 Vesting of additional lands in the Proprietors of Wakatu

(1)

In this section the Incorporation means the Maori incorporation known as the Proprietors of Wakatu constituted pursuant to section 15A of the Maori Reserved Land Act 1955 by the Wakatu Incorporation Order 1977.

(2)

The land to which this section applies is hereby vested in the Incorporation, subject to all leases, licences, charges, and other encumbrances affecting the same at the date of the commencement of this section.

(3)

The land shall be, in the hands of the Incorporation, Maori freehold land.

(4)

The provisions of Part 4 of the Maori Affairs Amendment Act 1967 shall apply to the land hereby vested in the Incorporation in the same manner and to the same extent as they apply to land vested in the Incorporation by its order of incorporation.

(5)

The District Land Registrar for the Nelson Land District shall forthwith, without charge, issue certificates of title pursuant to the Land Transfer Act 1952 in respect of each parcel of land in the name of the Proprietors of Wakatu.

(6)

This section applies to all those parcels of land in the Nelson Land District, together containing 21.1578 hectares, more or less, being—

(a)

Part Lots 2 and 3 on Deposited Plan 4948, and being the balance of the land comprised and described in certificate of title, Volume 58, folio 13, Nelson Registry; and

(b)

the balance of Lot 6 on Deposited Plan 1488, and being the balance of the land comprised and described in certificate of title, Volume 1A, folio 378, Nelson Registry; and

(c)

Lot 1 on Deposited Plan 5144, and being the balance of the land comprised and described in certificate of title, Volume 105, folio 9, Nelson Registry; and

(d)

Lot 1 on Deposited Plan 2508, and being the balance of the land comprised and described in certificate of title, Volume 88, folio 143, Nelson Registry.

Contents
  • 1

    General

  • 2

    Status of reprints

  • 3

    How reprints are prepared

  • 4

    Changes made under section 17C of the Acts and Regulations Publication Act 1989

  • 5

    List of amendments incorporated in this reprint (most recent first)

Notes
1 General

This is a reprint of the Maori Purposes Act 1978. The reprint incorporates all the amendments to the Act as at 24 June 1996, 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)

Maori Trust Boards Amendment Act 1996 (1996 No 36): section 6(2)(a)

Waikato Raupatu Claims Settlement Act 1995 (1995 No 58): section 27(2)(b)

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

Maori Affairs Amendment Act (No 2) 1985 (1985 No 139): section 3(1)

Maori Purposes Act 1982 (1982 No 124): sections 16(2), 19(2)(b)