Te Ture Whenua Maori Act 1993
Maori Land Act 1993

30G Unsuccessful mediation

(1)

If some or all of the issues referred to mediation are not resolved by mediation and the mediator believes that those issues are unlikely to be resolved, the mediator must—

(a)

report that lack of resolution to the Judge; and

(b)

state the issues that are unresolved and any issues that have been resolved.

(2)

The persons affected participating in the mediation may, if mediation fails and they all agree, withdraw and discontinue the application.

(3)

Subject to subsection (2), the Judge must, on receiving a report under subsection (1), either—

(a)

refer some or all of the unresolved issues to a mediator for mediation; or

(b)

refer the unresolved issues to the Maori Land Court for hearing and determination or for the provision of advice, as the case may be.

(4)

A Judge referring unresolved issues to the Maori Land Court under subsection (3)(b) may be the Judge of the Maori Land Court that hears the matter or provides advice.

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