Te Ture Whenua Maori Act 1993
Maori Land Act 1993

26V Appointment of mediator

(1)

A Judge who decides to refer issues to a mediator under section 26S(3)(c) or section 26T(3)(d) or section 26Z(3)(a) must consult the parties affected by the application about who to appoint as mediator.

(2)

The parties affected by the application may, by agreement among them, appoint as the mediator 1 or more persons with the skills and experience to undertake mediation on issues arising under the Maori Commercial Aquaculture Claims Settlement Act 2004.

(3)

If a mediator is not appointed by agreement under subsection (2), the Judge must—

(a)

appoint a mediator; and

(b)

before doing so, be satisfied that the mediator has the skills and experience to undertake mediation on issues arising under the Maori Commercial Aquaculture Claims Settlement Act 2004.

Section 26V: inserted, on 1 January 2005, by section 3 of Te Ture Whenua Maori Amendment Act (No 3) 2004 (2004 No 108).