Te Ture Whenua Maori Act 1993
Maori Land Act 1993

30 Maori Land Court’s jurisdiction to advise on or determine representation of Maori groups

(1)

The Maori Land Court may do either of the following things:

(a)

advise other courts, commissions, or tribunals as to who are the most appropriate representatives of a class or group of Maori:

(b)

determine, by order, who are the most appropriate representatives of a class or group of Maori.

(2)

The jurisdiction of the Maori Land Court in subsection (1) applies to representation of a class or group of Maori in or for the purpose of (current or intended) proceedings, negotiations, consultations, allocations of property, or other matters.

(3)

A request for advice or an application for an order under subsection (1) is an application within the ordinary jurisdiction of the Maori Land Court, and the Maori Land Court has the power and authority to give advice and make determinations as the court thinks proper.

Section 30: substituted, on 1 July 2002, by section 10 of Te Ture Whenua Maori Amendment Act 2002 (2002 No 16).