Te Ture Whenua Maori Act 1993
Maori Land Act 1993

26E Procedure of court in its advisory jurisdiction

(1)

The jurisdiction conferred by section 26B is exercised by written request to the Chief Judge by a party seeking advice.

(2)

Within 20 working days of receiving a request under section 26B, the Chief Judge must allocate the request either to him or herself or to another Judge to address.

(3)

Before supplying the advice sought, the Judge addressing a request for advice may (but is not obliged to)—

(a)

exercise the powers in section 67 for the purpose stated there:

(b)

consult with the requestor and parties affected by the advice:

(c)

refer some or all of the issues arising from the request to a mediator for mediation.

(4)

The Chief Judge may appoint 1 or more additional members (not being Judges of the Maori Land Court) who have knowledge of relevant tikanga Maori or other expertise for the purpose of assisting the Judge with the request for advice.

Section 26E: inserted, on 26 September 2004, by section 3 of Te Ture Whenua Maori Amendment Act (No 2) 2004 (2004 No 79).