Te Ture Whenua Maori Act 1993
Maori Land Act 1993

46 Powers of Chief Judge in respect of applications


The Chief Judge may refer any application under section 45 to the court or the Maori Appellate Court for inquiry and report, and may deal with any such application without holding formal sittings or hearing the parties in open court.


The Chief Judge may state a case for the opinion of the High Court on any point of law that arises in relation to any application made under section 45; and the provisions of section 72 shall, with all necessary modifications, extend and apply to any case so stated.


The Chief Judge shall have and may exercise in respect of any application under section 45 the same power as the court possesses under section 79 to make such order as it thinks just as to the payment of costs; and the provisions of that section shall, with any necessary modifications, apply accordingly.

Compare: 1953 No 94 s 452(2), (3), (4); 1965 No 121 s 7