Te Ture Whenua Maori Act 1993
Maori Land Act 1993

77 Orders affecting Maori land conclusive after 10 years


No order made by the court with respect to Maori land shall, whether on the ground of want of jurisdiction or on any other ground whatever, be annulled or quashed, or declared or held to be invalid, by any court in any proceedings instituted more than 10 years after the date of the order.


Where there is any repugnancy between 2 orders each of which would otherwise, by reason of the lapse of time, be within the protection of this section, then, to the extent of any such repugnancy, the order that bears the earlier date shall prevail, whether those orders were made by the same or different courts.


Nothing in this section shall limit or affect the authority of the Chief Judge to cancel or amend any order under section 44.

Compare: 1953 No 94 s 68; 1967 No 124 s 144(2); 1974 No 73 s 64(2)