Te Ture Whenua Maori Act 1993
Maori Land Act 1993

135 Change from Maori land to General land by status order

(1)

The Maori Land Court shall have jurisdiction to make, in accordance with section 136 or section 137, a status order declaring that any land shall cease to be Maori customary land or Maori freehold land and shall become General land.

(2)

The court shall not make a status order under subsection (1) unless it is satisfied that the order may be made in accordance with section 136 or section 137.

(3)

A status order under subsection (1) may be made conditional upon the registration of any instrument, order, or notice effecting a conveyance of the fee simple estate in the land to any person or persons specified in the order.