Maori Purposes Act 1982

Maori Purposes Act 1982

Public Act1982 No 124
Date of assent4 December 1982
Commencement4 December 1982

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

BE IT ENACTED by the General Assembly of New Zealand in Parliament assembled, and by the authority of the same, as follows:

1 Short Title
  • This Act may be cited as the Maori Purposes Act 1982.

Part 1
Amendments of Maori Affairs Act 1953

2 This Part, and Schedule, to form part of Maori Affairs Act 1953
  • [Repealed]

    Section 2 was repealed, as from 1 July 1993, by section 362(2) Te Ture Whenua Maori/Maori Land Act 1993 (1993 No 4).

3 Interpretation
  • [Repealed]

    Section 3 was repealed, as from 1 July 1993, by section 362(2) Te Ture Whenua Maori/Maori Land Act 1993 (1993 No 4).

4 Maori Land Board renamed and membership altered
  • [Repealed]

    Section 4 was repealed, as from 1 July 1993, by section 362(2) Te Ture Whenua Maori/Maori Land Act 1993 (1993 No 4).

5 Abolition of Commissioners of the Court
  • [Repealed]

    Section 5 was repealed, as from 1 July 1993, by section 362(2) Te Ture Whenua Maori/Maori Land Act 1993 (1993 No 4).

6 General jurisdiction of Court
  • [Repealed]

    Section 6 was repealed, as from 1 July 1993, by section 362(2) Te Ture Whenua Maori/Maori Land Act 1993 (1993 No 4).

7 Proceeds of alienation to be paid to Maori Trustee
  • [Repealed]

    Section 7 was repealed, as from 1 July 1993, by section 362(2) Te Ture Whenua Maori/Maori Land Act 1993 (1993 No 4).

8 Court may consider proposals for Maori reservations
  • [Repealed]

    Section 8 was repealed, as from 1 July 1993, by section 362(2) Te Ture Whenua Maori/Maori Land Act 1993 (1993 No 4).

9 Court may issue declaratory consolidated order in substitution for orders creating title to Maori land
  • [Repealed]

    Section 9 was repealed, as from 1 July 1993, by section 362(2) Te Ture Whenua Maori/Maori Land Act 1993 (1993 No 4).

10 Advances to Maori occupiers of land that is not subject to Part 24
  • [Repealed]

    Section 10 was repealed, as from 1 July 1993, by section 362(2) Te Ture Whenua Maori/Maori Land Act 1993 (1993 No 4).

11 Board may establish and maintain hostels
  • [Repealed]

    Section 11 was repealed, as from 1 July 1993, by section 362(2) Te Ture Whenua Maori/Maori Land Act 1993 (1993 No 4).

12 Vesting shares of deceased shareholder without requiring probate or letters of administration
  • [Repealed]

    Section 12 was repealed, as from 1 July 1993, by section 362(2) Te Ture Whenua Maori/Maori Land Act 1993 (1993 No 4).

13 Court may vest Maori land in successors without grant of administration
  • [Repealed]

    Section 13 was repealed, as from 1 July 1993, by section 362(2) Te Ture Whenua Maori/Maori Land Act 1993 (1993 No 4).

Part 2
Amendments of Maori Trustee Act 1953

14 This Part to form part of Maori Trustee Act 1953
  • This Part of this Act shall be read together with and deemed part of the Maori Trustee Act 1953 (in this Part of this Act referred to as the principal Act).

15 Power of Maori Trustee to elect to administer small estates without grant of administration
  • (1) Section 12A of the principal Act (as inserted by section 148(1) of the Maori Affairs Amendment Act 1967) is hereby amended—

    • (a) By omitting from subsection (1) the expression $15,000 (as substituted by section 3(1)(a) of the Maori Purposes Act 1978), and substituting the expression $40,000:

    • (b) By omitting from subsection (6) the expression $20,000 (as substituted by section 3(1)(b) of the Maori Purposes Act 1978), and substituting the expression $60,000.

    (2) Section 3(1) of the Maori Purposes Act 1978 is hereby repealed.

16 Elections in respect of unadministered balance of an estate
  • (1) Section 12B of the principal Act (as inserted by section 148(1) of the Maori Affairs Amendment Act 1967) is hereby amended—

    • (a) By omitting from subsection (1) the expression $15,000 (as substituted by section 3(2)(a) of the Maori Purposes Act 1978), and substituting the expression $40,000:

    • (b) By omitting from subsection (3) the expression $20,000 (as substituted by section 3(2)(b) of the Maori Purposes Act 1978), and substituting the expression $60,000.

    (2) Section 3(2) of the Maori Purposes Act 1978 is hereby repealed.

17 Maori Trustee's Account
  • (1) Section 17 of the principal Act is hereby amended by repealing subsection (1), and substituting the following subsection:

    • (1) There shall continue to be an account to be called the Maori Trustee's Account, which shall be kept at such bank or banks approved by the Minister of Finance, or at any branches or agencies of any such bank or banks, as the Maori Trustee may from time to time think fit.

    (2) Sections 18 and 20 of the principal Act are hereby repealed.

    (3) Section 21(1) of the principal Act is hereby amended by omitting the words or on any branch account.

    (4) The following enactments are hereby repealed:

18 Other accounts
  • The principal Act is hereby amended by repealing section 22, and substituting the following section:

    22
    • (1) The Maori Trustee may, as and when he thinks fit to do so, open and keep at any bank or banks approved by the Minister of Finance, or at any branches or agencies of any such bank or banks, such other accounts (including imprest and subsidiary accounts) as he considers necessary or desirable for the exercise of his functions and powers.

      (2) Sections 19 and 21 of this Act, with any necessary modifications, shall apply in respect of any account opened and kept under this section.

19 Maori Trustee may borrow money
  • (1) The principal Act is hereby amended by repealing section 24A (as inserted by section 2 of the Maori Trustee Amendment Act 1962), and substituting the following section:

    24A
    • (1) The Maori Trustee may from time to time, with the prior approval of the Minister, borrow money (whether by way of overdraft or otherwise), and may pledge any securities held by him in respect of the investments of the Common Fund or the General Purposes Fund.

      (2) Where accommodation by way of overdraft is approved under this section in any financial year of the Maori Trust Office, the Maori Trustee's Account, or any other account kept by the Maori Trustee pursuant to section 22 of this Act, may be in overdraft at the end of that financial year.

    (2) The following enactments are hereby repealed:

    • (a) Section 2 of the Maori Trustee Amendment Act 1962:

20 Maori Trustee may apply money in General Purposes Fund for purposes of property vested in or controlled by him
  • Section 38(1) of the principal Act is hereby amended by omitting the expression $2,000 (as substituted by section 7 of the Maori Purposes Act 1971), and substituting the expression $5,000.


Schedule
Enactments amended consequent upon renaming of Board

s 4

[Repealed]

  • This schedule was repealed by section 11(4)(a) Maori Affairs Restructuring Act 1989 (1989 No 68).


This Act is administered by the Ministry of Maori Development.