Te Ture Whenua Maori Act 1993
Maori Land Act 1993

67 Powers of Judge to call conference and give directions

(1)

For the purpose of ensuring that any application or intended application may be determined in a convenient and expeditious manner, and that all matters in dispute may be effectively and completely determined, a Judge may at any time, either on the application of any party or intended party or without any such application, and on such terms as the Judge thinks fit, direct the holding of a conference of parties or intended parties or their counsel presided over by a Judge.

(2)

At any such conference, the Judge presiding may do all or any of the following things:

(a)

with the consent of the applicant, amend the application to give better effect to the applicant’s intention:

(b)

settle the issues to be determined:

(c)

give directions as to service, and as to the public notification of the application and any hearing:

(d)

direct by whom and by what time any notice of intention to appear, or any statement in reply, shall be filed:

(e)

direct the filing of further particulars by any party:

(f)

direct further research by any party, or by the Registrar from the court records:

(g)

direct the filing by any party of any valuation, land use, or other report that may assist the court in determining any matter in issue:

(h)

fix a time by which affidavits or other documents shall be filed:

(i)

exercise any powers of direction or appointment vested in the court or a Judge by the rules of court in respect of applications of the class with which the Judge is dealing:

(j)

give such consequential directions as may be necessary:

(k)

fix a time and place for the hearing of the application.

(3)

Notwithstanding any of the foregoing provisions of this section, a Judge may, at any time before the hearing of an application has been commenced, exercise any of the powers specified in subsection (2) without holding a conference under subsection (1).

Compare: 1972 No 130 s 10; 1977 No 32 s 14