32 Deputies of appointed members

(1)

In this section appointed member means a member of the Commission appointed under section 28(2)(e) or section 28(2)(f) or section 28(3)(b).

(2)

Any appointed member may from time to time, by writing under his or her hand, appoint any person to be the deputy of that appointed member.

(3)

No person other than a Maori shall be appointed under this section as the deputy of a member of the Commission appointed under section 28(3)(b).

(4)

The deputy of any appointed member may exercise the powers conferred on that appointed member by this Act during any period when that appointed member is incapacitated by illness, absence from New Zealand, or other sufficient cause from performing the duties of his or her office.

(5)

The deputy of the appointed member who holds office as the Chairperson of the Commission shall, in addition, have authority to act as Chairperson of the Commission during any period when the Chairperson of the Commission is incapacitated by illness, absence from New Zealand, or other sufficient cause from performing the duties of his or her office.

(6)

Every deputy appointed under this section shall hold office during the pleasure of the appointed member by which that deputy was appointed.

(7)

No act done by any deputy appointed under this section in that capacity, and no act done by the Commission while any such deputy is so acting, shall in any proceedings be questioned on the ground that the occasion for so acting had not arisen or had ceased.

Compare: 1956 No 107 s 15A; 1991 No 68 s 2(1)