Waikato Raupatu Claims Settlement Act 1995

Part 2
Provisions relating to settlement

7 Interpretation of terms
  • In this Act, unless the context otherwise requires,—

    Crown body means the Crown, a Crown entity, a State enterprise, or any company that is wholly owned by a Crown entity or a State enterprise

    Crown entity has the same meaning as in section 2(1) of the Public Finance Act 1989; and includes the New Zealand Railways Corporation

    deed of settlement means the deed of settlement signed on 22 May 1995 by representatives of the Crown and Waikato-Tainui; and includes that deed of settlement as from time to time amended in accordance with its terms

    Director-General means the Director-General within the meaning of section 2 of the Survey Act 1986

    District Land Registrar means the District Land Registrar of the Land Registration District concerned

    excluded claims has the meaning given to it by section 8(2)

    land acquisition trust has the same meaning as in the deed of settlement

    land holding trust has the same meaning as in the deed of settlement

    land holding trustee means the trustee for the time being of the land holding trust acting in that capacity

    Minister means the Minister of the Crown who, under the authority of any warrant or with the authority of the Prime Minister, is for the time being responsible for the administration of this Act

    Raupatu means the confiscation of land in the Waikato claim area, and includes the related invasion, hostilities, war, loss of life, destruction of taonga and property, and consequent suffering, distress, and deprivation, referred to in recitals E to G of the Preamble

    Raupatu claims has the meaning given to it by section 8(1)

    residual Crown land

    • (a) means every freehold parcel of real property (including improvements) situated in the Waikato claim area that is owned by the Crown, or by any of the bodies described in Attachment 11 to the deed of settlement, at the date on which section 11 comes into force; but—

    • (b) does not include—

      • (i) any settlement property (other than a settlement property that Waikato elect under clause 8 of the deed of settlement not to take); or

      • (ii) any settlement property that is stated in Attachment 2 to the deed of settlement to be owned by Electricity Corporation of New Zealand Limited or any wholly-owned subsidiary of that company

    settlement properties and settlement property have the same meanings as in the deed of settlement; and a settlement property includes any part of a settlement property

    State enterprise has the same meaning as in section 2 of the State-Owned Enterprises Act 1986

    Waikato means the Waikato descendants of the Tainui Waka who suffered or were affected by the confiscation of their land by the New Zealand Government under the New Zealand Settlements Act 1863, being members of the following hapu of Waikato: Ngaitai, Ngaati Tamaaoho, Ngaati Koheriki, Ngaati Te Ata, Te Aakitai, Ngaati Paretauaa, Ngaati Tiipaa, Ngaati Aamaru, Ngaati Naho, Ngaati Hine, Ngaati Taratikitiki, Ngaati Pou, Ngaati Maahanga, Ngaati Tamainupo, Ngaati Wairere, Ngaati Makirangi, Ngaati Koroki, Ngaati Ruru, Ngaati Werokoko, Ngaati Paretekawa, Ngaati Ngutu, Ngaati Hikairo, Ngaati Puhiawe, Ngaati Mahuta (North and South), Ngaati Te Wehi, Ngaati Whawhaakia, Ngaati Kuiaarangi, Ngaati Tai, Ngaati Raukawa ki Panehakua, Ngaati Tahinga, Tainui-a-whiro, Ngaati Apakura, Ngaati Hauaa

    Waikato claim area

    • (a) means the land bordered with bold black lines on Survey Office plan number 60113, lodged in the office of the Land Information New Zealand at Hamilton and approved for Parliamentary purposes, a copy of which is attached as Attachment 1 to the deed of settlement; but

    • (b) does not include the Waiuku block or the Wairoa block

    Wairoa block means that piece of land known as the East Wairoa Block and described under that name in Schedule 1 of the Order in Council made on 30 January 1865 under the New Zealand Settlements Act 1863, and published in the Gazette of 31 January 1865 at page 15

    Waiuku block means those pieces of land known as Waiuku Block North and Waiuku Block South and described under those names in Schedules 6 and 7 of the Order in Council made on 29 December 1864 under the New Zealand Settlements Act 1863, and published in the Gazette of 5 January 1865 at page 1.

    Section 7 Director-General: substituted, on 1 July 1996, by section 5 of the Survey Amendment Act 1996 (1996 No 55).

    Section 7 Waikato claim area paragraph (a): amended, on 1 July 1996, by section 5 of the Survey Amendment Act 1996 (1996 No 55).