Te Ture Whenua Maori Act 1993
Maori Land Act 1993

69 Evidence in proceedings

(1)

The court may act on any testimony, sworn or unsworn, and may receive as evidence any statement, document, information, or matter that, in the opinion of the court, may assist it to deal effectively with the matters before it, whether the same would, apart from this section, be legally admissible in evidence or not.

(2)

The court may itself cause such inquiries to be made, call such witnesses (including expert witnesses), and seek and receive such evidence, as it considers may assist it to deal effectively with the matters before it, but shall ensure that the parties are kept fully informed of all such matters and, where appropriate, given an opportunity to reply.

(3)

Subject to the foregoing provisions of this section, the Evidence Act 2006 shall apply to the court, and to the Judges of the court, and to all proceedings in the court, in the same manner as if the court were a court within the meaning of that Act.

Compare: 1953 No 94 s 54

Section 69(3): amended, on 1 August 2007, by section 216 of the Evidence Act 2006 (2006 No 69).