111A Objectives of sections 111B to 111F

The objectives of sections 111B to 111F are—

(a)

to enable specified electoral information in relation to any Maori elector, with the consent of that Maori elector, to be used to facilitate the establishment and maintenance of accurate and comprehensive registers of iwi affiliations; and

(b)

to ensure that registers of iwi affiliations are established and maintained by a body which—

(i)

is accountable to the organisations to which it is authorised to supply information; and

(ii)

is financially viable and well managed; and

(iii)

manages information in compliance with the requirements of this Act and the Privacy Act 1993; and

(iv)

makes iwi affiliation information available to iwi organisations and other Maori organisations at a reasonable cost; and

(v)

except as required for the purpose of establishing and maintaining the register or registers of iwi affiliations, does not create or maintain information on whakapapa; and

(c)

to enable information from a register of iwi affiliations to be supplied to iwi organisations and other Maori organisations for the purposes of those organisations; and

(d)

to leave unaffected—

(i)

any right of an iwi organisation or other Maori organisation or court to determine whether any person claiming affiliation with the organisation is so affiliated; or

(ii)

any right of a person to claim an affiliation with a particular iwi organisation or other Maori organisation or to approach the iwi organisation or other Maori organisation with which that person claims affiliation.

Section 111A: inserted, on 10 November 2003, by section 35 of the Electoral Amendment Act 2002 (2002 No 1).