Te Ture Whenua Maori Act 1993
Maori Land Act 1993

51 Constitution of court

(1)

The Judges of the Maori Land Court for the time being shall be the Judges of the Maori Appellate Court.

(2)

Any 3 or more Judges shall have power to act as the Maori Appellate Court.

(3)

The Maori Appellate Court may sit in 2 or more divisions at the same time, and each division shall have all the powers and jurisdiction of the Maori Appellate Court.

(4)

The Chief Judge, or (in the absence of the Chief Judge) the Deputy Chief Judge, or (in the absence of the Chief Judge and the Deputy Chief Judge) either the senior Judge present or another Judge to be appointed in that behalf by the Chief Judge, shall preside in the Maori Appellate Court.

(5)

Proceedings in the Maori Appellate Court may be continued before Judges other than those before whom they were commenced.

Compare: 1953 No 94 s 38; 1974 No 73 s 48