Te Ture Whenua Maori Act 1993
Maori Land Act 1993

8A Delegation to Deputy Chief Judge


The Chief Judge may delegate to the Deputy Chief Judge, either generally or particularly, any power, function, or duty conferred on the Chief Judge by or under this Act.


Subject to general or particular directions given by the Chief Judge, the Deputy Chief Judge has and may exercise and perform all the powers, functions, or duties delegated by the Chief Judge in the same manner and with the same effect as if they had been conferred on the Deputy Chief Judge directly by this Act and not by delegation.


A delegation—


must be in writing; and


is revocable in writing at any time; and


may be made subject to any restrictions or conditions that the Chief Judge thinks fit; and


does not prevent the exercise or performance of a power, function, or duty by the Chief Judge; but


must not include a power of delegation.


In the absence of proof to the contrary, the Deputy Chief Judge, when purporting to act under a delegation, is presumed to be acting in accordance with the terms of the delegation.


Powers exercised, functions performed, or decisions made by the Deputy Chief Judge acting as the Chief Judge may not be questioned in any proceeding on the ground that the occasion for the Deputy Chief Judge so acting had not arisen or had ceased.

Section 8A: inserted, on 13 December 2006, by section 5 of Te Ture Whenua Maori Amendment Act 2006 (2006 No 76).