Te Ture Whenua Maori Act 1993
Maori Land Act 1993

80 Taxation of costs

(1)

All costs, charges, or expenses charged or chargeable to any party in connection with or incidental to the prosecution of or opposition to any claim or application to the court shall be subject to taxation in accordance with this section.

(2)

On application by or on behalf of the person chargeable, the court may either tax any such costs, charges, or expenses or refer the same to the Registrar or other officer of the court for taxation.

(3)

The court may order a bill of items to be supplied for the purpose of any such taxation, or the taxing officer may require the production of such a bill.

(4)

Any such costs, charges, or expenses shall be subject to taxation although the person chargeable may have entered into an agreement as to the amount to be paid, and, if the court or taxing officer thinks the agreement to be unfair or unreasonable, the court or taxing officer may reduce the amount payable under the agreement.

(5)

The court or taxing officer shall certify in writing the amount that should, in fairness to the parties, be paid in respect of any such costs, charges, or expenses, and the amount so certified shall be deemed to be the amount properly payable by the person chargeable.

(6)

This section shall not apply to any costs, charges, or expenses that are liable to taxation and review in accordance with the provisions of Part 8 of the Law Practitioners Act 1982.

Compare: 1953 No 94 s 451