Māori Purposes Act 2011

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Māori Purposes Act 2011

Public Act2011 No 73
Date of assent15 September 2011
Commencementsee section 2

The Parliament of New Zealand enacts as follows:

1  Title
  • This Act is the Māori Purposes Act 2011.

2  Commencement
  • This Act comes into force on the day after the date on which it receives the Royal assent.

3  Interpretation
  • In this Act, unless the context requires another meaning,—

    estate means the estate of Pukepuke Tangiora referred to in section 17 of the Maori Purposes Act 1943

    Maori Land Court means the Maori Land Court continued by section 6 of Te Ture Whenua Maori Act 1993

    will means the will of Pukepuke Tangiora referred to in section 17 of the Maori Purposes Act 1943.

4  Functions and jurisdiction of Maori Land Court relating to trustees and administration of estate
  • (1) The following matters are functions of the Maori Land Court:

    • (a) the appointment and removal of the trustees of the estate; and

    • (b) the fixing of payments from the estate for the trustees' fees and allowances.

    (2) The Maori Land Court has jurisdiction under Te Ture Whenua Maori Act 1993 to—

    • (a) perform those functions; and

    • (b) hear and decide any matter relating to the administration of the estate.

    (3) The trustees of the estate at the date of commencement of this Act are to be treated as if they had been appointed by the Maori Land Court.

    (4) This section applies despite any other enactment or anything in the will.

5  Date of distribution of estate
  • (1) The period of distribution referred to in the will ends on the day that is 5 years after the day on which the last survivor of the children of Te Akonga Mohi dies.

    (2) This section applies despite anything in the will.

6  Amendment to Maori Purposes Act 1951
  • (1) This section amends the Maori Purposes Act 1951.

    (2) Section 37(d) is amended by omitting the Minister of Maori Affairs on the recommendation of the Court and substituting the Maori Land Court.

7  Consequential amendment to Maori Purposes Act 1943
  • (1) This section amends the Maori Purposes Act 1943.

    (2) Section 17 is amended by repealing subsections (1) to (6) and substituting the following subsection:

    • (1) In this section, trustees means the trustees of the estate of Pukepuke Tangiora referred to in the Māori Purposes Act 2011.


Legislative history

9 November 2010Introduction (Bill 234–1)
16 November 2010First reading and referral to Māori Affairs Committee
11 May 2011Reported from Māori Affairs Committee
13 September 2011Second reading, divided from Māori Purposes Bill (Bill 234–1), third reading
15 September 2011Royal assent

This Act is administered by Te Puni Kōkiri.