Treaty of Waitangi Amendment Act 1998

Treaty of Waitangi Amendment Act 1998

Public Act1998 No 113
Date of assent11 December 1998

An Act to amend the Treaty of Waitangi Act 1975

BE IT ENACTED by the Parliament of New Zealand as follows:

1 Short Title and commencement
  • (1) This Act may be cited as the Treaty of Waitangi Amendment Act 1998 and is part of the Treaty of Waitangi Act 1975 (the principal Act).

    (2) This Act comes into force on the date on which this Act receives the Royal assent.

2 Waitangi Tribunal
  • (1) Subsection (1) substituted s 4(2)(a) of the principal Act.

    (2) Subsection (2) inserted ss 4(2B) and 4(2C) in the principal Act.

3 Deputy Chairperson
  • Section 3 amended s 4A(1) of the principal Act.

4 Appointment of Judge not to affect tenure, etc
  • This section substituted s 4B of the principal Act.

5 Continuation in office of Chairperson of Tribunal
  • The person who holds office as Chairperson at the commencement of this Act continues in office until such time as that person vacates office as Chief Judge of the Maori Land Court, but may be appointed Chairperson of the Tribunal under section 4(2)(a) of the principal Act (as substituted by section 2(1) of this Act).