Te Ture Whenua Maori Act 1993
Maori Land Act 1993

81 Enforcement of orders for payment of money


For the purpose of enforcing any order made by the court for the payment of money, a Judge may, on the application of any party or of the Judge’s own motion, transmit a copy of the order, under the Judge’s hand and the seal of the court by which the order was made, to the District Court, where it shall be filed as of record in that court.


On the filing of a copy of any such order, the order shall, so long as it remains in force, be deemed to be a judgment of the District Court in an action for the recovery of a debt, and may be enforced accordingly as if the order had been made in a proceeding of the District Court.


For the purposes of this section, a certificate under the hand of a Judge of the Maori Land Court, with reference to any proceedings of that court or of the Maori Appellate Court in the matter in which the order to be enforced was made, or setting forth any particulars relating to the performance or non-performance by any person of the requirements of that order, shall, unless the contrary is proved, be accepted by the District Court, and by all officers of that court, as sufficient evidence of the facts so certified.


The filing in the District Court under this section of a copy of an order made by the Maori Land Court or the Maori Appellate Court shall not limit or affect any right or power of rehearing, appeal, amendment, or cancellation existing in respect of that order.

Compare: 1953 No 94 s 65

Section 81(1): amended, on 1 March 2017, by section 261 of the District Court Act 2016 (2016 No 49).

Section 81(2): amended, on 16 September 2011, by section 6 of Te Ture Whenua Maori Amendment Act 2011 (2011 No 76).