Te Ture Whenua Maori Act 1993
Maori Land Act 1993

Part 4 Administration of estates

99 Interpretation

(1)

In this Part, unless the context otherwise requires,—

administration means probate of the will of a deceased person; and includes letters of administration of the estate of a deceased person, granted with or without the will annexed, for general, special, or limited purposes; and, in the case of the Māori Trustee or Public Trust or a trustee company, also includes an order to administer and an election to administer

administrator means any person to whom administration is granted; and includes the Māori Trustee or Public Trust or a trustee company where that official or company is deemed to be an executor or administrator by reason of having filed an election to administer

Maori freehold land includes land that is vested in the Māori Trustee under the Maori Vested Lands Administration Act 1954 or the Maori Reserved Land Act 1955

trustee company means a trustee company within the meaning of the Trustee Companies Act 1967.

(2)

For the purposes of this Part, a beneficial interest in Maori freehold land shall be deemed to include the interest of the freehold owner in all buildings and other fixtures attached to the land, and all things growing on the land.

(3)

For the purposes of this Part, a beneficial interest in Maori freehold land shall be deemed to include a leasehold interest in Maori freehold land arising from the registration of a cross lease as defined in section 2 of the Resource Management Act 1991.

Compare: 1953 No 94 ss 132A(1), 146; 1967 No 124 s 74

Section 99(1) administration: amended, on 1 July 2009, pursuant to section 30(2)(a) of the Māori Trustee Amendment Act 2009 (2009 No 12).

Section 99(1) administration: amended, on 1 March 2002, by section 170(1) of the Public Trust Act 2001 (2001 No 100).

Section 99(1) administrator: amended, on 1 July 2009, pursuant to section 30(2)(a) of the Māori Trustee Amendment Act 2009 (2009 No 12).

Section 99(1) administrator: amended, on 1 March 2002, by section 170(1) of the Public Trust Act 2001 (2001 No 100).

Section 99(1) Maori freehold land: amended, on 1 July 2009, pursuant to section 30(2)(a) of the Māori Trustee Amendment Act 2009 (2009 No 12).

Section 99(3): added, on 1 July 1994, by section 2 of Te Ture Whenua Maori Amendment Act 1994 (1994 No 69).