2 Interpretation
  • In this Act, unless the context otherwise requires,—

    certificate of competency means a certificate of competency in the Māori language issued under and in accordance with this Act

    Commission means Te Taura Whiri i te Reo Māori established by section 6

    interpretation, in relation to the Māori language, means the oral expression in English of words spoken in Māori and the oral expression in Māori of words spoken in English

    legal proceedings means—

    • (a) proceedings before any court or tribunal named in Schedule 1; and

    • (b) proceedings before any Coroner; and

    • (c) proceedings to inquire into and report on any matter of particular interest to the Māori people or any tribe or group of Māori people before—

      • (ii) a tribunal or other body having any of the powers of a commission of inquiry under any other enactment; or

      • (iii) an inquiry to which section 6 of the Inquiries Act 2013 applies

    Minister means the Minister of Māori Affairs

    presiding officer, in relation to any legal proceedings, means the Judge or other person who is presiding over the proceedings

    translation, in relation to the Māori language, means the written expression in English of words written in Māori and the written expression in Māori of words written in English.

    Section 2 Commission: substituted, on 20 June 1991, by section 2(3) of the Maori Language Amendment Act 1991 (1991 No 40).

    Section 2 legal proceedings paragraph (c): replaced, on 27 August 2013, by section 39 of the Inquiries Act 2013 (2013 No 60).