Te Ture Whenua Maori Act 1993
Maori Land Act 1993

30B Powers of Judge in addressing requests for advice

(1)

The jurisdiction in section 30(1)(a) (to advise other courts, commissions, or tribunals) is exercised by written request to the Chief Judge by the court, commission, or tribunal seeking the advice.

(2)

Within 20 working days of receiving a request under subsection (1), the Chief Judge must allocate the request either to him or herself or to another Judge to address.

(3)

The Judge addressing a request for advice may (but is not obliged to) do 1 or more of the following things, before supplying the advice sought:

(a)

exercise the powers in section 67 for the purpose expressed in that section:

(b)

consult with the requestor and persons affected by the advice:

(c)

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

Section 30B: inserted, on 1 July 2002, by section 11 of Te Ture Whenua Maori Amendment Act 2002 (2002 No 16).

Section 30B(2): substituted, on 26 September 2004, by section 5(3) of Te Ture Whenua Maori Amendment Act (No 2) 2004 (2004 No 79).