(1) The Maori Appellate Court or, with the leave of the Chief Judge, the Maori Land Court, may, in any proceedings before it, state a case for the opinion of the High Court on any point of law that arises in those proceedings.
(2) The Chief Judge may withdraw any such case at any time before it has been considered by the High Court.
(3) The decision of the High Court on any case stated under this section shall be subject to appeal to the Court of Appeal, and any case so stated for the opinion of the High Court may be removed into the Court of Appeal for hearing.
Compare: 1953 No 94 s 67
Section 72(1): amended, on 1 April 2011, by section 128 of the Marine and Coastal Area (Takutai Moana) Act 2011 (2011 No 3).
Section 72(4): repealed, on 1 January 2004, by section 48(2) of the Supreme Court Act 2003 (2003 No 53).