Te Ture Whenua Maori Act 1993
Maori Land Act 1993

Other provisions about jurisdiction and powers

Heading: inserted, on 16 September 2011, by section 5 of Te Ture Whenua Maori Amendment Act 2011 (2011 No 76).

27 Governor-General may confer special jurisdiction

(1)

The Governor-General may, by Order in Council, confer upon the court jurisdiction to determine any claim, dispute, issue, question, or other matter affecting the rights of Maori in any real or personal property, or any other matter that, in the opinion of the Governor-General, properly falls within the field of the special expertise of the court.

(2)

Any order made by the court in any case referred to it under this section shall have the same effect and shall be dealt with as nearly as may be in the same manner as an order or determination of similar nature made by the court in the exercise of the jurisdiction expressly conferred upon it by this Act.

(3)

Nothing in this section shall authorise such an extension of the jurisdiction of the court as would remove or modify any statutory restriction or limitation of the jurisdiction of the court, or to confer on the court authority to vary or annul any order or decision of the Maori Appellate Court.

Compare: 1953 No 94 s 31(1), (2)