Runanga Iwi Act Repeal Act 1991

Runanga Iwi Act Repeal Act 1991

Public Act1991 No 34
Date of assent14 May 1991
Commencement14 May 1991

An Act to repeal the Runanga Iwi Act 1990, and to make provision incidental thereto

BE IT ENACTED by the Parliament of New Zealand as follows:

1 Short Title
  • This Act may be cited as the Runanga Iwi Act Repeal Act 1991.

2 Repeal and revocation
  • (1) The Runanga Iwi Act 1990 is hereby repealed.

    (2) The Runanga Iwi Regulations 1990 are hereby revoked.

3 Transitional provisions
  • (1) Every application under the Runanga Iwi Act 1990 that is pending at the commencement of this Act and every decision or determination that, under the Runanga Iwi Act 1990, is in force immediately before the commencement of this Act shall, as from the commencement of this section, cease to have effect.

    (2) Where before the commencement of this Act a Registrar of the Maori Land Court has, in his or her capacity as a Registrar of Runanga or a Registrar of Authorised Voices, received from any person the application fee prescribed by regulation 3(2) of the Runanga Iwi Regulations 1990 or the application fee prescribed by regulation 15(2) of those regulations, that Registrar of the Maori Land Court shall, as soon as practicable after the commencement of this Act, refund the amount of that fee to the person by whom that fee was paid.

    (3) All proceedings pending immediately before the commencement of this Act under the Runanga Iwi Act 1990 shall, as from the commencement of this Act, be deemed to have been discontinued.

    (4) All rights, powers, and obligations conferred by the Runanga Iwi Act 1990 or as the result of any proceeding, decision, determination, or application taken or made under that Act shall, as from the commencement of this Act, be deemed to have been cancelled.

    (5) Without limiting the generality of subsections (1) and (4), it is hereby declared that, where a body corporate has been registered under the Runanga Iwi Act 1990 as the authorised voice of an iwi, the registration of that body corporate as the authorised voice of that iwi shall, as from the commencement of this Act, be deemed to have been cancelled.

    (6) The Runanga Iwi Act 1990 shall not continue or be in force for the purpose of continuing or perfecting under that Act any act, matter, or thing, or any proceedings commenced or in progress under that Act on its repeal by this Act.


This Act is administered by Te Puni Kokiri.