Te Ture Whenua Maori Act 1993
Maori Land Act 1993

55 Appeals to be by way of rehearing

(1)

Every appeal to the Maori Appellate Court shall be by way of rehearing.

(2)

No party, at the hearing of an appeal, shall be entitled to adduce any evidence that was not adduced at the earlier hearing, but the Maori Appellate Court may allow any such further evidence to be adduced if, in its opinion, it is necessary to enable it to reach a just decision in the case.

(3)

Nothing in subsection (2) shall prevent the Maori Appellate Court from referring to any record or other document filed or held in the records of the court although that record or document may not have been produced or referred to at the earlier hearing.

(4)

The evidence adduced at the earlier hearing shall be proved by the records of the Maori Land Court, and no other proof of that evidence shall be admitted except by leave of the Maori Appellate Court.

Compare: 1953 No 94 s 44A; 1962 No 45 s 4