(1) Section 8 of the Crown Minerals Act 1991 does not apply to the extraction of relevant hangi stones from the Moutohorā (Whale Island) Wildlife Management Reserve if the conditions in subsection (2) are met.
(2) The conditions are that the relevant hangi stones—
(a) are loose; and
(b) are extracted—
(i) by hand and without causing disturbance to the ground; and
(ii) by a member of Ngāti Awa who has been given a permit under section 22(5) of the Reserves Act 1977 by the joint management committee to enter the Moutohorā (Whale Island) Wildlife Management Reserve.
(3) In this section,—
hangi stones means naturally occurring rounded rocks, typically basalt or andesite volcanic cobbles, with such rocks typically lacking in fracture planes and having dense crystalline texture giving them the capacity to retain heat and being commonly found in deposits of volcanic debris
relevant hangi stones means hangi stones that are situated above the mean high water springs on Moutohorā (Whale Island) Wildlife Management Reserve.