Te Ture Whenua Maori Act 1993
Maori Land Act 1993

29 Reference to court for inquiry

(1)

The Minister, the chief executive, or the Chief Judge may at any time refer to the court for inquiry and report any matter as to which, in the opinion of the Minister, the chief executive, or the Chief Judge, it may be necessary or expedient that any such inquiry should be made.

(2)

A reference under this section shall be deemed to be an application within the ordinary jurisdiction of the Maori Land Court, and the Maori Land Court shall have full power and authority accordingly to hear the matter and to make such report and recommendations on the matter to the Minister, the chief executive, or the Chief Judge as the Maori Land Court thinks proper.

Compare: 1953 No 94 s 453