Ngāi Tahu Claims Settlement Act 1998

Reprint as at 20 May 2014

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Ngāi Tahu Claims Settlement Act 1998

Public Act
1998 No 97
Date of assent
1 October 1998
Commencement
see section 1(2)
Note

Changes authorised by subpart 2 of Part 2 of the Legislation Act 2012 have been made in this official reprint.

Note 4 at the end of this reprint provides a list of the amendments incorporated.

This Act is administered by the Office of Treaty Settlements.

Contents

Title
Preamble
1Short Title and commencement
2Expiry
3Act to bind the Crown
4Apology
5Text in Māori
6Text in English
7Interpretation of Act generally
8Interpretation of terms
9Meaning of Ngāi Tahu and Ngāi Tahu Whānui
10Meaning of Ngāi Tahu claims
11Maori Reserved Land Act 1955
12Parts of speech and grammatical forms
13Purpose of this Part
14Interpretation
15Vesting of Aoraki/Mount Cook in Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu
16Gift of Aoraki/Mount Cook by Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu
17Certain laws not affected
18No gift duty
19Purpose of this Part
20Transfer and vesting of settlement properties
21Power of the Crown to acquire property compulsorily for purpose of settlement
22Purpose of this Part
23Hagley Nurses Home
24Christchurch Court
25Isle Street property
26Wanaka plantation
27Notice to Queenstown Lakes District Council
28Purpose of this Part
29Interpretation
30Land excluded from Fiordland National Park
31Purpose of this Part
32Interpretation
33Certain transfers and grants not subdivisions
34Transfer of Crown forest land to Ngāi Tahu recipient
35Crown forest land not transferred to Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu
36Transfer of Aoraki forest land
37Transfer of Aoraki forest trees and improvements
38Disposition of Crown forest land
39Covenants to complete survey work
40Section 24H(6) of Conservation Act 1987 to apply
41Easements
42Delegation
43Purpose of this Part
44Interpretation
45Certain dispositions not subdivisions
46Issue of certificates of title
47Purpose of this Part
48Interpretation
49Relevant land not to be disposed of except in accordance with this Part
50Exceptions
51Notice of excepted transactions
52Preliminary notice
53Contents of preliminary notice
54Preliminary notice not to imply obligation pursuant to other Acts
55Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu may waive its rights pursuant to this Part
56Notice to be given before attempted disposal of relevant land
57Procedure for determination of special land
58Relevant land becomes special land by agreement
59Appointment of public valuer
60Request to President of New Zealand Institute of Valuers to appoint public valuer
61Appointment of public valuer by President of New Zealand Institute of Valuers
62Determination by public valuer
63Relevant land becomes special land by determination of public valuer
64Attempted disposal of special land permitted
65Notice to Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu before disposal
66Acceptance by Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu
67Negotiation in good faith
68Certain obligations not implied
69Non-acceptance by Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu
70Notice to Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu of agreement subject to section 64(b)
71Notice to Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu of agreement subject to section 69(a)⁠(ii)
72Disposal if no notice from Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu in respect of notice pursuant to section 70
73Disposal if no notice from Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu in respect of notice pursuant to section 71
74Application of sections 75 to 83
75Appointment of independent person
76Failure to agree on appointment
77Appointment of independent person by another person or President of New Zealand Law Society
78Determination by independent person
79Early appointment of independent person
80Disposal permitted if terms not more favourable
81Application of sections 82 and 83 if terms more favourable
82Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu may give notice to purchase
83Disposal permitted if no notice received
84Re-offer required
85This Part not to affect or derogate from certain rights and restrictions
86This Part not to affect or derogate from certain disposal rights
87Interpretation
88Change of control of new Crown owner to which relevant land has been transferred
89Public valuer or independent person to be expert
90Costs of public valuer pursuant to section 62
91Costs of independent person pursuant to section 78
92Notices
93No further inquiries
94Withdrawal by Crown body
95Participation in sales process for relevant land
96Disposal of more than 1 parcel of land
97Part ceasing to apply
98Noting on certificates of title
99Removal of notation
100Copy of certificate to be sent to Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu
101Section 10 of deed of settlement
102Interpretation
103Notice of effective date
104Covenants and easements relating to station areas
105Transfers and leasebacks
106Subdivisions
107Leaseback conservation areas
108Concessions and commercial activities
109Conservation management strategies and conservation management plans
110Ecological monitoring
111Easements and licences
112Licences for bridges
113Stopping of roads in Mararoa Valley Area
114Gift duty
115Lake Rere
116New conservation area
117Purpose of this Part
118Effective date of matters set out in this Part
119Interpretation
120Tuku Tuku Iwi vested in Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu
121Te Parinui o Whiti vested in Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu
122Access to Te Parinui o Whiti
123Sinclair Wetlands vested in Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu
124Te Waiomākua vested in Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu
125Greenpark Huts vested in Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu
126Motutapu vested in Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu
127Ōkeina (Okains Bay) vested in Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu
128Structures and improvements on Ōkeina (Okains Bay)
129Management of Ōkeina (Okains Bay) by Banks Peninsula District Council
130Certificate of title for Ōkeina (Okains Bay)
131South Bay-Kaikōura vested in Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu
132The Point-Kaikōura vested in Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu
133Whakamātakiuru (Ellesmere Landing) vested in Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu
134Certain leases of Whakamātakiuru (Ellesmere Landing) not subdivisions
135Road through Whakamātakiuru (Ellesmere Landing) vested in Selwyn District Council
136Matariki vested in Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu
137Taramea (Howells Point) vested in Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu
138Value to be paid by Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu
139Vesting of tribal properties in Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu
140South Bay/Kaikōura Peninsula vested in Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu
141Moturata vested in Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu
142Huriawa vested in Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu
143Māpoutahi vested in Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu
144Noting on titles
145Revocation of declaration under section 76 of Reserves Act 1977
146Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu to be administering body
147Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu to hold and administer Kahutara
148Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu to hold and administer Ōmihi/Goose Bay
149Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu to hold and administer Ōaro
150Creation of historic reserve at Ōtūkoro
151Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu to hold and administer Maerewhenua
152Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu to hold and administer Takiroa
153Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu to hold and administer Kātiki
154Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu to hold and administer Ōnawe Pā
155Creation of reserve around Kopuwai
156Creation of historic reserve at Kawarau Gorge
157Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu to hold and administer Waipapa Point
158Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu to hold and administer Maranuku
159Creation of historic reserve at Moeraki Lake site
160Creation of reserve at Wairewa
161Addition of roads to Ōruaka Historic Reserve
162Change of name of Mount Cook National Park
163Reserves
164Change of classification
165Change of name of conservation area
166Change of name of certain reserves
167Interpretation
168Vesting of bed of Te Waihora in Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu
169Road vested in Selwyn District Council
170Vesting of river protection reserve
171Title extends to bed only
172Registrar to issue certificates of title for bed of Te Waihora
173Existing public access and use
174Existing lawful commercial use and structures
175Maimais
176Statutory adviser
177Joint management plan
178Application of Conservation Act 1987
179Non-derogation from legislation and other matters
180Effect of joint management plan
181Recording of agreement to prepare joint management plan in Act
182Power to make bylaws
183Interpretation
184Vesting of bed of Muriwai (Coopers Lagoon) in Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu
185Title extends to bed only
186Registrar to issue certificate of title for bed of Muriwai (Coopers Lagoon)
187Existing public access and use
188Power to make bylaws
189Existing lawful commercial use and structures
190Maimais
191Interpretation
192Vesting of bed of Lake Mahināpua in Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu
193Title extends to bed only
194Registrar to issue certificates of title for bed of Lake Mahināpua
195Existing public access and use
196Power to make bylaws
197Existing lawful commercial use and structures
198Maimais
199Statutory adviser
200Legal access to bed of Lake Mahināpua
201Grant of leases
202Purpose of this Part
203Interpretation
204Effective date of matters set out in this Part
205Interpretation
206Statutory acknowledgements by the Crown
207Distribution of applications to Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu
208Local authorities must have regard to statutory acknowledgements
209Environment Court to have regard to statutory acknowledgements
210Heritage New Zealand Pouhere Taonga and Environment Court to have regard to statutory acknowledgements
211Use of statutory acknowledgement with submissions
212Authorisation to enter into deeds of recognition
213Form and terms of deeds of recognition
214Alienation of land
215Purposes of statutory acknowledgements
216Purposes of deeds of recognition
217Exercise of powers, duties, and functions
218Rights not affected
219Limitation of rights
220Recording of statutory acknowledgements on statutory plans
221Pikirakatahi (Mount Earnslaw)
222Tokatā (The Nuggets)
223Notification of application [Repealed]
224Application not requiring notification [Repealed]
225Representation at proceedings
226New Schedule 11 inserted
227Interpretation
228Powers of Trust in relation to authority application
229Rights of appeal
230Interpretation
231Appointment of statutory adviser
232Functions of statutory adviser
233Duty to have particular regard to advice
234Exception with regard to Te Waihora joint management plan
235Pikirakatahi (Mount Earnslaw)
236Tokatā (The Nuggets)
237Interpretation
238Declaration as Tōpuni
239Description of Ngāi Tahu values
240Actions by Minister of Conservation in Tōpuni
241New Zealand Conservation Authority and conservation boards to have particular regard to Ngāi Tahu values
242New Zealand Conservation Authority and relevant conservation boards to consult with Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu
243Notification of Tōpuni
244Actions by Director-General
245Regulations
246Bylaws
247Existing classification of Tōpuni
248Revocation of status
249Purpose of declaration as Tōpuni
250Exercise of powers, duties, and functions
251Rights not affected
252Limitation of rights
253Pikirakatahi (Mount Earnslaw)
254Pouwhenua
255Interpretation
256Creation and granting of nohoanga entitlements
257Vesting of entitlement land
258Type of land
259Rights attaching to nohoanga entitlements
260Obligations related to nohoanga entitlements
261Boundaries of entitlement land
262Section 44 of Reserves Act 1977 not to apply
263Rates
264Targeted rates
265Termination of nohoanga entitlements
266Purpose of creation of nohoanga entitlements
267Rights not affected
268Limitation of rights
269Amendment of place names on official maps
270Encouragement of use of original Māori place names [Repealed]
271Reinstatement of name of Kaiapoi Pā
272New Zealand Conservation Authority
273Membership of Conservation Boards
274Guardians of Lakes Manapōuri, Monowai, and Te Anau
275Guardians of Lake Wanaka
276New Zealand Geographic Board
277Interpretation
278Appointment as statutory adviser
279Function of statutory adviser
280Duty to have particular regard to advice
281Interpretation
282Authority to issue, amend, or cancel protocols
283Protocols subject to Crown obligations
284Noting of protocols
285Enforceability of protocols
286Limitation of rights
287Interpretation
288Special association with taonga species acknowledged
289Purpose of acknowledgement
290Exercise of powers, duties, and functions
291Rights not affected
292Limitation of rights
293Species management of all taonga species
294Species recovery groups
295Notice of establishment of species recovery groups
296Possession of specimens of wildlife
297Interpretation
298Special association with taonga fish species acknowledged
299Purpose of acknowledgement
300Exercise of powers, duties, and functions
301Rights not affected
302Limitation of rights
303Management of taonga fish species under Fisheries Act 1983 and Fisheries Act 1996
304Management of taonga fish species under Conservation Act 1987
305Amendments to Conservation Act 1987 regarding Māori fishing rights
306Non-commercially harvested species
307Right of first refusal to purchase quota
308Exceptions to right of first refusal
309Aggregation rules in respect of right of first refusal
310Temporary closure of fishing area or restriction on fishing methods
311Temporary closure of fisheries
312Interpretation
313Statutory acknowledgements by the Crown
314Subject areas
315Interpretation
316Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu’s right to purchase authorisations
317Exercise of right to purchase authorisations
318Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu deemed to have made tender
319Resource Management Act 1991 not affected
320Sections 315 to 318 not to affect or create rights on coastal marine areas
321Purpose of this Part
322Effective date of matters set out in this Part
323Interpretation
324Interpretation
325Stopping and vesting legal roads
326Creation and management of Waitaiki Historic Reserve
327Rarotoka to be vested in Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu as Māori freehold land
328Interpretation
329Change of name of Codfish Island Nature Reserve
330Whenua Hou Nature Reserve to include adjacent islets and stacks
331Southland Conservation Board to appoint committee in respect of Whenua Hou
332Statutory acknowledgement for Whenua Hou
333Interpretation
334Crown Tītī Islands vested in Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu
335Interim management of Crown Tītī Islands as if conservation area
336Control and management of Crown Tītī Islands
337Amendments to Titi (Muttonbird) Islands Regulations 1978
338Purpose of this Part
339Intepretation
340Effective date of matters set out in this Part
341Delayed vesting of certain properties
342Ngāi Tahu ancillary claims trust to be established
343Funding of Ngāi Tahu ancillary claims trust
344Identification of beneficiaries by ancillary claims trustees
345Jurisdiction of Maori Land Court extended
346Vesting of claim property that is subject to Ngāi Tahu ancillary claims trust
347Subsequent inclusion in vesting order
348Ngāi Tahu Ancillary Claims Trust an organisation named or described in Schedule 4 of Public Finance Act 1989
349Auditor-General to be auditor of Trust
350Ngāi Tahu Ancillary Claims Trust to be Crown entity [Repealed]
351Vesting of Kaikōura town section and Kaikōura suburban site
352Interpretation
353Vesting of Takahanga Pā site (No 2)
354Interpretation
355Creation and granting of Fenton entitlements
356Stopping of legal road
357Representative body of holders of Fenton entitlement
358Maori Land Court to open and maintain registers of holders
359Replacement of entitlement land
360Rights attaching to Fenton entitlements
361Obligations related to Fenton entitlements
362Boundaries of entitlement land
363Section 44 of Reserves Act 1977 not to apply
364Rates
365Targeted rates
366Suspension of Fenton entitlements
367Purpose of creation of Fenton entitlements
368Rights not affected
369Limitation of rights
370Succession to Fenton entitlements
371Interpretation
372Creation and granting of customary fishing entitlements
373Representative body of holders of customary fishing entitlement
374Register of holders of customary fishing entitlement
375Replacement of entitlement area
376Rights attaching to customary fishing entitlements
377Obligations related to customary fishing entitlements
378Boundaries of entitlement area
379Section 44 of Reserves Act 1977 not to apply
380Rates
381Targeted rates
382Suspension of customary fishing entitlements
383Purpose of creation of customary fishing entitlements
384Rights not affected
385Limitation of rights
386Succession to customary fishing entitlements
387Vesting of Te Ihutai site
388Vesting of Ahuriri-Te Waihora site
389Vesting of Wainono site
390Vesting of Bushy Point site
391Vesting of lakeside sites
392Future transfer of remaining lakeside sites
393Vesting of Tatawai replacement site
394Beneficial owners of reserve authorised to catch fish
395Vesting of Arawhata site (No 1) and Arawhata site (No 2)
396Vesting of Bruce Bay site (No 1), Bruce Bay site (No 3), and Bruce Bay site (No 4)
397Vesting of Bruce Bay site (No 2)
398Vesting of Bruce Bay site (No 5)
399Property description
400Vesting of Bruce Bay site (No 6)
401Identification of beneficiaries to Bruce Bay site (No 6)
402Vesting of Māwhera Chambers
403Vesting of Greymouth railway land
404Vesting of Lake Kaniere site
405Vesting of Rapahoe site
406Discontinuance of Maori Land Court proceedings
407Property description
408Future vesting of Karitane site
409Application by Waikouaiti Māori Foreshore Trust Board
410Application of Conservation Act 1987 to access granted by the Crown
411Application of Property Law Act 2007 to access granted by the Crown
412Vesting of substitute Maranuku site
413Property description
414Vesting of Maranuku site
415Identification of beneficiaries to Maranuku site
416Interpretation
417Vesting of Waimumu site (No 1)
418Vesting of Waimumu site (No 2)
419Vesting of Waimumu site (No 3)
420Identification of beneficiaries to Waimumu sites
421Vesting of Invercargill site
422Vesting of Aparima site (No 1)
423Vesting of Aparima site (No 2)
424Interpretation
425Vesting of Pūrākaunui site
426Vesting of road site
427Application of Fencing Act 1978
428Interpretation
429Vesting of Taiaroa Head site (No 1) in ancillary claims trustees
430Administration of Taiaroa Head site (No 1)
431Identification of beneficiaries of Taiaroa Head site (No 1)
432Successors to Korako Karetai to be owners
433Decisions of successors to Korako Karetai
434Establishment of joint management body
435Transfer of Taiaroa Head site (No 1) to successors to Korako Karetai
436Vesting of Taiaroa Head site (No 2)
437Administration of Taiaroa Head site (No 1) by joint management body
438Administration of Taiaroa Head site (No 2) by joint management body
439Administration by joint management body
440Commencement of administration by joint management body
441Management of wildlife sanctuary
442Preparation of management plan for Taiaroa Head sites
443Inclusion of Taiaroa Head site (No 3)
444Inclusion of Taiaroa Head site (No 4)
445Purpose of this Part
446Interpretation
447Property description
448Revocation of Hawea/Wanaka substitute land’s current reserve status
449Vesting of Hawea/Wanaka substitute land
450Property descriptions
451Vesting of Whakapoai land or Whakapoai substitute land
452Lease of Whakapoai land
453Provision of redress for successors to Port Adventure land
454Provision of redress for successors to Toi Toi land
455Miscellaneous matters to give effect to SILNA redress
456South Westland land to vest in ancillary claims trustees
457Pāringa River site to vest in ancillary claims trustees
458Okahu replacement site to vest in ancillary claims trustees
459Purpose of this Part
460Effective date of matters in this Part
461Settlement of Ngāi Tahu claims to be final
462Jurisdiction of Tribunal to consider claims [Repealed]
463Enactments relating to resumptive memorials on land within Ngāi Tahu claim area no longer to apply
464Removal of resumptive memorials
465Maori Trust Boards Act 1955
466Rule against perpetuities not to apply
467Settlement for benefit of Ngāi Tahu Whānui collectively
468Purpose of this Part
469Interpretation
470Application of this Part
471Disposition by the Crown
472Encumbrances
473Continuing application of statute and other matters
474Title to specified settlement property
475Certification of registrable interests
476Exclusions
477Stopping of roads
478Successors bound
479Registration without fee
Reprint notes

An Act—

(a)

to record the apology given by the Crown to Ngāi Tahu in the deed of settlement executed on 21 November 1997 by the then Prime Minister the Right Honourable James Brendan Bolger, for the Crown, and Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu; and

(b)

to give effect to certain provisions of that deed of settlement, being a deed that settles the Ngāi Tahu claims