14 Preservation of existing rights
  • (1) Nothing in this Act limits or affects any title or right to ownership of the foreshore, seabed, or other land or natural resources of the Hauraki Gulf, its islands, and catchments, whether that title or right to ownership is conferred by Act, common law, or in any other manner.

    (2) Nothing in this Act limits or affects the ability of any person to bring a claim or to continue any existing claim in any court or tribunal relating to the foreshore, seabed, or other land or natural resources of the Hauraki Gulf, its islands, and catchments arising out of the application of the Treaty of Waitangi, or any Act, or at common law, or in any other manner.

    (3) Nothing in this section limits or affects any remedy associated with any claim referred to in subsection (2).