Te Ture Whenua Maori Act 1993
Maori Land Act 1993

136 Power to change status of Maori land owned by not more than 10 persons

The Maori Land Court may make a status order under section 135 where it is satisfied that—


the land is beneficially owned by not more than 10 persons as tenants in common; and


neither the land nor any interest is subject to any trust (other than a trust imposed by section 250(4)); and


the title to the land is registered under the Land Transfer Act 1952 or is capable of being so registered; and


the land can be managed or utilised more effectively as General land; and


the owners have had adequate opportunity to consider the proposed change of status and a sufficient proportion of the owners agree to it.

Section 136: amended, on 1 July 1994, by section 22 of Te Ture Whenua Maori Amendment Act 1994 (1994 No 69).