Maungaharuru-Tangitū Hapū Claims Settlement Act 2014

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as at 20 May 2014

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Maungaharuru-Tangitū Hapū Claims Settlement Act 2014

Public Act2014 No 12
Date of assent16 April 2014
Commencementsee section 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 Ministry of Justice.


Contents

1 Title

2 Commencement

Part 1
Preliminary matters, acknowledgements and apology, and settlement of historical claims

Preliminary matters

3 Purpose

4 Provisions to take effect on settlement date

5 Act binds the Crown

6 Outline

Acknowledgements and apology of the Crown

7 Acknowledgements and apology

8 Text of Crown acknowledgements

9 Text of the Crown's apology

Interpretation

10 Interpretation of Act generally

11 Interpretation

12 Meaning of Maungaharuru-Tangitū Hapū

13 Meaning of historical claims

Historical claims settled and jurisdiction of courts, etc, removed

14 Settlement of historical claims final

Amendment to Treaty of Waitangi Act 1975

15 Amendment to Treaty of Waitangi Act 1975

Resumptive memorials no longer to apply

16 Certain enactments do not apply

17 Resumptive memorials to be cancelled

Miscellaneous matters

18 Rule against perpetuities does not apply

19 Access to deed of settlement

Part 2
Cultural redress

Subpart 1Tangoio

20 Interpretation

21 Council must establish and administer catchments fund

22 Application of money in catchments fund

23 Transfers from reserve fund to catchments fund

24 Application of Soil Conservation and Rivers Control Act 1941

25 Power of LINZ to obtain information relating to catchments fund

Subpart 2Te Kawenata

26 Interpretation

27 Authority to enter into Te Kawenata

28 Noting of Te Kawenata on conservation documents

29 Te Kawenata subject to rights, functions, duties, and powers

30 Enforcement of Te Kawenata

Subpart 3Protocols

31 Interpretation

General provisions applying to protocols

32 Issuing, amending, and cancelling protocols

33 Protocols subject to rights, functions, and duties

34 Enforcement of protocols

Crown minerals

35 Crown minerals protocol

Taonga tūturu

36 Taonga tūturu protocol

Subpart 4Statutory acknowledgement and deeds of recognition

37 Interpretation

Statutory acknowledgement

38 Statutory acknowledgement by the Crown

39 Purposes of statutory acknowledgement

40 Relevant consent authorities to have regard to statutory acknowledgement

41 Environment Court to have regard to statutory acknowledgement

42 Heritage New Zealand Pouhere Taonga and Environment Court to have regard to statutory acknowledgement

43 Recording statutory acknowledgement on statutory plans

44 Provision of summary or notice to trustees

45 Use of statutory acknowledgement

Deeds of recognition

46 Issuing and amending deeds of recognition

General provisions relating to statutory acknowledgement and deeds of recognition

47 Application of statutory acknowledgement and deed of recognition to river or stream

48 Exercise of powers and performance of functions and duties

49 Rights not affected

Consequential amendment to Resource Management Act 1991

50 Amendment to Resource Management Act 1991

Subpart 5Tātai Tūāpapa

51 Interpretation

52 Declaration of Tātai Tūāpapa and the Crown's acknowledgement

53 Purposes of Tātai Tūāpapa

54 Agreement on protection principles

55 Obligations on New Zealand Conservation Authority and Conservation Boards

56 Noting of Tātai Tūāpapa in strategies and plans

57 Notification in Gazette

58 Actions by Director-General

59 Amendment to strategies or plans

60 Regulations

61 Bylaws

62 Existing classification of Tātai Tūāpapa areas

63 Termination of Tātai Tūāpapa

64 Exercise of powers and performance of functions and duties

65 Rights not affected

Subpart 6Fisheries redress

66 Appointment of advisory committee in relation to Wairoa Hard

Subpart 7Official geographic names

67 Interpretation

68 Assignment and alteration of official geographic names

69 Publication of official geographic names

70 Subsequent alteration of official geographic names

Subpart 8Vesting of cultural redress properties

71 Interpretation

Part Opouahi Scenic Reserve

72 Part Opouahi Scenic Reserve

Te Pohue Domain Recreation Reserve and hall

73 Meaning of hall

74 Te Pohue Domain Recreation Reserve

75 Ownership of hall on Te Pohue Domain Recreation Reserve

76 Status of Te Pohue Domain Recreation Reserve under Reserves Act 1977

77 Obligations of Council relating to hall

78 Further provisions relating to removal, demolition, or replacement of hall

Lake properties

79 Lake Opouahi property

80 Lake Orakai property

81 Part Lake Tūtira property

82 Lake Waikopiro property

83 Limits on trustees' rights and obligations in relation to lake properties

84 Limits on liability for plants

85 Limits on liability for contamination

86 Boundaries relating to lake properties

87 Existing structures

88 Determination of applications relating to existing structures

89 Liability for existing structures

90 New structures require consent

General provisions applying to vesting of cultural redress properties

91 Properties vest subject to or together with interests

92 Interests in land for Te Pohue Domain Recreation Reserve

93 Interests that are not interests in land

94 Registration of ownership

95 Application of Part 4A of Conservation Act 1987

96 Matters to be recorded on computer freehold register

97 Application of other enactments

98 Minister of Conservation may grant easements

Further provisions applying to reserve properties

99 Application of other enactments to reserve properties

100 Meaning of reserve land

101 Subsequent transfer of reserve land

102 Transfer of reserve land if trustees change

103 Transfer of reserve land to new administering body

104 Reserve land not to be mortgaged

105 Saving of bylaws, etc, in relation to reserve properties

Names of Crown protected areas

106 Names of Crown protected areas discontinued

Subpart 9Vesting and gifting back of properties

107 Delayed vesting and gifting back of gifting-back properties

Part 3
Commercial redress

108 Interpretation

Subpart 1Transfer of commercial redress properties

109 The Crown may transfer properties

110 Minister of Conservation may grant easements

111 Computer freehold registers for commercial redress properties

112 Computer freehold register for licensed land subject to single Crown forestry licence

113 Authorised person may grant covenant for later creation of computer freehold register

114 Application of other enactments

Subpart 2Licensed land

115 Licensed land ceases to be Crown forest land

116 Trustees are confirmed beneficiaries and licensors of licensed land

117 Effect of transfer of licensed land

Subpart 3Access to protected sites

118 Right of access to protected sites

119 Right of access over licensed land

120 Right of access to be recorded on computer freehold registers

Subpart 4Right of first refusal over RFR land

121 Interpretation

122 Meaning of RFR land

Restrictions on disposal of RFR land

123 Restrictions on disposal of RFR land

Trustees’ right of first refusal

124 Requirements for offer

125 Expiry date of offer

126 Withdrawal of offer

127 Acceptance of offer

128 Formation of contract

Disposals to others but land remains RFR land

129 Disposal to the Crown or Crown bodies

130 Disposal of existing public works to local authorities

131 Disposal of reserves to administering bodies

Disposals to others where land may cease to be RFR land

132 Disposal in accordance with obligations under enactment or rule of law

133 Disposal in accordance with legal or equitable obligations

134 Disposal under certain legislation

135 Disposal of land held for public works

136 Disposal for reserve or conservation purposes

137 Disposal for charitable purposes

138 Disposal to tenants

RFR landowner obligations

139 RFR landowner’s obligations subject to other matters

Notices about RFR land

140 Notice to LINZ of RFR land with computer register after settlement date

141 Notice to trustees of disposal of RFR land to others

142 Notice to LINZ of land ceasing to be RFR land

143 Notice requirements

Right of first refusal recorded on computer registers

144 Right of first refusal to be recorded on computer registers for RFR land

145 Removal of notifications when land to be transferred or vested

146 Removal of notifications when RFR period ends

General provisions applying to right of first refusal

147 Waiver and variation

148 Disposal of Crown bodies not affected

149 Assignment of rights and obligations under this subpart

Schedule 1
Description of Tangoio Soil Conservation Reserve

Schedule 2
Statutory areas

Schedule 3
Tātai Tūāpapa areas

Schedule 4
Cultural redress properties

Schedule 5
Gifting-back properties

Schedule 6
Notices in relation to RFR land


The Parliament of New Zealand enacts as follows:

1 Title
  • This Act is the Maungaharuru-Tangitū Hapū Claims Settlement Act 2014.

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

Part 1
Preliminary matters, acknowledgements and apology, and settlement of historical claims

Preliminary matters

3 Purpose
  • The purpose of this Act is—

    • (a) to record the acknowledgements and apology given by the Crown to the Maungaharuru-Tangitū Hapū in the deed of settlement; and

    • (b) to give effect to certain provisions of the deed of settlement that settles the historical claims of the Maungaharuru-Tangitū Hapū.

4 Provisions to take effect on settlement date
  • (1) The provisions of this Act take effect on the settlement date unless stated otherwise.

    (2) Before the date on which a provision takes effect, a person may prepare or sign a document or do anything else that is required for—

    • (a) the provision to have full effect on that date; or

    • (b) a power to be exercised under the provision on that date; or

    • (c) a duty to be performed under the provision on that date.

5 Act binds the Crown
  • This Act binds the Crown.

6 Outline
  • (1) This section is a guide to the overall scheme and effect of this Act, but does not affect the interpretation or application of the other provisions of this Act or of the deed of settlement.

    (2) This Part—

    • (a) sets out the purpose of this Act; and

    • (b) provides that the provisions of this Act take effect on the settlement date unless a provision states otherwise; and

    • (c) specifies that the Act binds the Crown; and

    • (d) records the text of the acknowledgements and apology given by the Crown to the Maungaharuru-Tangitū Hapū, as recorded in the deed of settlement; and

    • (e) defines terms used in this Act, including key terms such as the Maungaharuru-Tangitū Hapū and historical claims; and

    • (f) provides that the settlement of the historical claims is final; and

    • (g) provides for—

      • (i) the effect of the settlement of the historical claims on the jurisdiction of a court, tribunal, or other judicial body in respect of the historical claims; and

      • (iii) the effect of the settlement on certain memorials; and

      • (iv) the exclusion of the law against perpetuities; and

      • (v) access to the deed of settlement.

    (3) Part 2 provides for cultural redress, including—

    • (a) cultural redress that does not involve the vesting of land, namely,—

      • (i) a requirement for the Hawke's Bay Regional Council to establish a fund relating to parts of 4 water catchments surrounding Tangoio Soil Conservation Reserve in the area of interest and to reach agreement with the trustees on the application of any money in the fund; and

      • (ii) a requirement that the Minister of Conservation, the Director-General, and the trustees enter into Te Kawenata; and

      • (iii) protocols for Crown minerals and taonga tūturu on the terms set out in the documents schedule; and

      • (iv) a statutory acknowledgement by the Crown of the statements made by the Maungaharuru-Tangitū Hapū of their cultural, historical, spiritual, and traditional association with certain statutory areas and the effect of that acknowledgement; and

      • (v) deeds of recognition in respect of certain statutory areas; and

      • (vi) a Tātai Tūāpapa (an overlay classification) in respect of certain areas and the Crown's acknowledgement of the Maungaharuru-Tangitū Hapū statement of values in relation to those areas; and

      • (vii) the requirement that the trustees be appointed as an advisory committee in relation to any proposed changes to prohibitions and restrictions relating to finfish in the waters in the area in Hawke's Bay known as the Wairoa Hard; and

      • (viii) the assignment and alteration of place names; and

    • (b) cultural redress requiring vesting in the trustees of the fee simple estate in certain cultural redress properties; and

    • (c) the vesting in the trustees of 4 properties with a gifting back of the properties by the trustees to the Crown for the people of New Zealand.

    (4) Part 3 provides for commercial redress, including—

    • (a) the transfer of commercial redress properties (including licensed land) to give effect to the deed of settlement:

    • (b) rights of access to protected sites on the licensed land:

    • (c) a right of first refusal over RFR land that may be exercised by the trustees.

    (5) There are 6 schedules, as follows:

    • (a) Schedule 1 describes the Tangoio Soil Conservation Reserve:

    • (b) Schedule 2 describes the statutory areas to which the statutory acknowledgement relates and, in some cases, for which deeds of recognition are issued:

    • (c) Schedule 3 describes the Tātai Tūāpapa areas to which the Tātai Tūāpapa applies:

    • (d) Schedule 4 describes the cultural redress properties:

    • (e) Schedule 5 describes the gifting-back properties:

    • (f) Schedule 6 sets out provisions that apply to notices given in relation to RFR land.

Acknowledgements and apology of the Crown

7 Acknowledgements and apology
  • (1) Sections 8 and 9 record the acknowledgements of, and the apology offered to the Maungaharuru-Tangitū Hapū by, the Crown in the deed of settlement.

    (2) The acknowledgements and apology are to be read in conjunction with the account of the historical relations between the Maungaharuru-Tangitū Hapū and the Crown recorded in part 2 of the deed of settlement.

8 Text of Crown acknowledgements
  • Whakaaetanga

    (1) E ai ki ngā whākinga a te Karauna ko te whāinga o ngā aureretanga a te Hapū he tino takaroa.

    (2) E whāki ake ana te Karauna arā i te wā i hokona ai e ia te rohe whenua o Ahuriri i te tau 1851—

    • (a) Kāore i uiui atu ki te Hapū i te tīmatanga o ngā whiriwhiri; ā

    • (b) I tahuri ake te Karauna ki te hoko i taua whenua mō te utu iti rawa e whakaaehia ai e Ngāi Māori ā i āta mōhio kāore rawa i rata atu te Hapū ki te wāhanga i whakawhiwhia ai rātau mō te utunga; ā

    • (c) Kīhai ngā Māori o Tangoio i whiwhi ki te katoa o ngā hua ka toko ake i ngā take ohaoha o te urunga mai o te hunga noho whenua Tauiwi i kī ake ai te Karauna ka whiwhi rātau mena ka whakaae atu kia hokona mō te utu i tukua atu e te Karauna; ā

    • (d) Kāore te Karauna i āta whakarite kia rāhuihia he whenua mai i te hokonga o Ahuriri i haumaruhia e te mana pupuri o te Hapū ā he takahanga hoki i te Tiriti o Waitangi me ōna mātāpono.

    (3) E whāki ake ana te Karauna arā i te wā i hokona ai e ia te rohe whenua o Mōhaka i te tau 1851—

    • (a) He iti noa tana utu ā kāore hoki a Ngāi Tahu i whiwhi i te katoa o ngā hua putaputa noa mai te nohonga whenua a Tauiwi i pōhēhē ai rātau ka whiwhi mā te whakaaenga ki te utu iti rawa; ā

    • (b) He takahanga hoki i te Tiriti o Waitangi mā te kore e āta whakarite whenua rāhuiā mō Ngāi Tahu.

    (4) E whāki ana te Karauna i te tau 1866 tua atu i te whai tonu i te rongomau ki Ōmarunui ka tahi kē ka tukua tana tono whakamutunga kia tuku ki raro te hunga i roto i te pā. Mai i tēnei ka huri ngā hōia o te Karauna ki te whakaeke me te mōrearea noa o te oranga o ngā tāne o ngā wāhine o ngā tamariki i roto o te pā. Rua tekau ngā tāngata i mate i a rātau e wawao ana i a rātau ake mai i ngā tira pakanga a te Karauna i Ōmarunui i Petane hoki. E whāki ana te Karauna he takahĪ mana ēnei whakaeke he takahanga hoki i te Tiriti o Waitangi me ōna mātāpono.

    (5) E whāki ana te Karauna ko te mauherenga me te kore whakawā ki ngā tūmomo āhua matangerengere rawa atu i runga o ngā motu o Wharekauri tata ki te rua tau o ngā uri tekau mā toru o te Hapū i muri i tō rātau uiuinga i Ōmarunui he tino takahi mana he takahanga hoki i te Tiriti o Waitangi me ōna mātāpono.

    (6) E whāki ana te Karauna kō ngā mahi whakamate o ana tira whawhai i Ngātapa i te Kohi-tātea o te tau 1869 he takahanga hoki i te Tiriti o Waitangi me ōna mātāpono i pokea ai te mana o te Karauna.

    (7) E whāki ana te Karauna ā—

    • (a) I te tau 1867 i pānuihia he takiwā raupatu tata kia pou katoa atu te takiwā o te Hapū; ā

    • (b) Whai ake ana ngā hua tuku iho katoa o te Hapū ki ō rātau whenua ki tēnei takiwā i wetoa ā ka puritia e te Karauna te rohe whenua o Tangoio ki te Raki kō atu i te 9000 eka ā he takahanga hoki i te Tiriti o Waitangi me ōna mātāpono.

    (8) Ka whāki atu anō te Karauna arā ko te nuinga o ngā whenua i roto i te rohe raupatu i whakaae ai ia ki te whakahoki ki a Ngāi Māori te mana pupuri i te tau 1870 ka puritia tonu e te Karauna te mana kō atu i te whā tekau tau tae noa atu ki te tukunga o ngā tohanga a te Karauna i ngā mana pupuri ki a Ngāi Māori i noho pū ki aua whenua.

    (9) Ka whāki te Karauna kāore rawa ia i whakarite i tētahi tirotiro motuhake i ngā hua tuku iho o te Hapū ki ngā rohe whenua i whakaae ia kia whakahokia atu ki a Ngāi Māori te mana pupuri i te tau 1870 ā—

    • (a) I te tau 1870 i tukua e ia kō atu i te 30 000 eka ki Kaiwaka hei tākoha atu ki tētahi kūpapa a te Karauna; ā

    • (b) I parea e te Karauna ngā uri o te Hapū mai i ngā mana pupuri mō Kaiwaka ā he takahanga hoki i te Tiriti o Waitangi me ōna mātāpono.

    (10) E whāki ake ana te Karauna nā tana kore e rongo i ngā tono maha a te Hapū kia tirotirohia ō rātau tika ki Kaiwaka i kino atu ai te whakatoihara a te takahanga nei. I amohia e te Hapū ngā tūmomo utu teitei mō ngā raru ture i tā rātau whai i ō rātau tika ki Kaiwaka.

    (11) E whāki ana te Karauna ā—

    • (a) Kāore ia i uiui atu ki te Hapū i mua i te tukunga o ngā ture whenua taketake i te rautau tekau mā iwa i puta ai te tikanga kia tū ko ia tangata noa hei mana pupuri whenua i riro ai taua mana pupuri ki te iwi katoa i mua atu; ā

    • (b) I te tau 1866 i tukua e te Kōti Whenua Taketake te mana pupuri mō te whenua rāhui o Moeangiangi me ngā rohe whenua o Petane o Te Pāhou hoki ki ngā tāngata tokoiti iho i te tekau a tae rawa atu ki te tau 1873 kua hokona kē e ia mana pupuri te katoa o ngā rohe whenua a te Hapū; ā

    • (c) Mā te tuku i aua tāngata ki te hoko noa i ngā whenua rāhui ki Moeangiangi me ngā rohe whenua o Petane me Te Pāhou nā te Hapū kē kāore te ture whenua taketake i whai i ngā ōati a te Karauna kia haumaruhia ngā hua a te Hapū ki aua rohe whenua ā he takahanga hoki i te Tiriti o Waitangi me ōna mātāpono.

    (12) E whāki ana te Karauna ko te tukunga here o te Tonga o Tangoio ki te Poari Whenua Māori o te Takiwā o Ikaroa i te tau 1907 he takahanga hoki i te Tiriti o Waitangi me ōna mātāpono.

    (13) E whāki ana te Karauna mai i te tau 1911 ki te tau 1930 i hokona tata ki te katoa o ngā whenua i whakahokia atu ki ia uri o te Hapū i te tau 1870. E whāki ake ana hoki te Karauna nāna pū—

    • (a) Te mahi tinihanga ki roto i ngā ture whenua taketake mō Ngāi Māori ki te whakatau ā-rōpū nei kātahi ka huri ake ki te hoko haere i te maha o ngā whenua mai ia mana pupuri i muri ake i ngā whakataunga o ngā huihuinga kia kaua e hoko i ō rātau whenua; ā

    • (b) Kāhore i hāngai pū ngā mahi a te Karauna i tōna mana apunga nā tana ārai i ētahi mana pupuri whenua o te Hapū ki te whakaoti ake i ā rātau whiriwhiri me ngā hunga motuhake ki te kawe i ngā rīhi mō ō rātau whenua kia wātea ai te Karauna ki te hoko; ā

    • (c) I kō kē atu ana mahi tinihanga i tōnā mana apunga mā te tuku kia tārewa noa mō te wā roa nei ki runga ki ētahi o aua hunga kīhai nei i hiahia ki te hoko atu ki te Karauna i te mutunga i pērā nā tō rātau whai kia puta he hua mai i ō rātau whenua; ā

    • (d) I huri te Karauna ki āna mahi nanakia mō ētahi o ngā mana pupuri i hiahia ai ki te hoko ā kia whiwhi ai ia i te maha o ngā whenua ā maenga ake kō rātau kāore nei i hoko atu ka raru i te itiiti noa o ngā whenua hei pūtake mō rātau i waenga o te takiwā; ā

    • (e) Ko ngā mahi a te Karauna he mahi tinihanga he mahi takatakahi ā kāore hoki i tae ki te taumata o te pono o te whakaaro pai e kī mai rā i roto i Te Tiriti o Waitangi me ōna mātāpono.

    (14) Ka whāki ake te Karauna nā tana kore e haumaru i te Hapū mai i te noho kore whenua mō ō rātau hiahia o aua wā me ngā wā ō muri mai ā tae rawa atu ki ngā tau o ngā 1930s—

    • (a) I tino murua te oranga ohaoha, te oranga hāpori tae atu ki te tikanga-ā-iwi me tō rātau tairanga ake ā he takahanga i te Tiriti o Waitangi me ōna mātāpono; ā

    • (b) He tino pānga hoki ki te hekenga o te tatau tāngata o ngā uri o te Hapū i mua atu i te tau 1930 ā he roa rawa te noho o ngā uri o te Hapū e tāmia ana e te rawa kore, te māuiui noa, te hauarea noa o ngā kāinga me ngā taumata mātauranga pāpaku noa iho.

    (15) E whāki ana te Karauna nā te turaki haere i ngā ngahere me ngā kaupapa ahuwhenua i ngā tau mutunga o te rautau tekau mā iwa me te tīmatanga o te rautau rua tekau i tāpiri atu ki ngā tino takahuringa o te taiao i te takiwā o te Hapū pērā i te pikinga ake o te horoa whenua me te waipuke hoki. Ka whāki ake anō te Karauna—

    • (a) I te ngoi kore noa o te oranga o te Roto o Tūtira; ā

    • (b) Te pānga o te paru o te para ki te tahatai; ā

    • (c) Te murunga te rironga hoki o ngā mahinga kai o te Hapū; ā

    • (d) Ko te tino rarunga o ngā waipukenga ki te hāpori ki te marae hoki i Tangoio.

    Acknowledgements

    (1) The Crown acknowledges that addressing the grievances of the Hapū is long overdue.

    (2) The Crown acknowledges that when it purchased the Ahuriri block in 1851—

    • (a) it failed to consult the Hapū in the first stage of the negotiations; and

    • (b) the Crown sought to purchase this land for the lowest price Māori would accept, and was aware that the Hapū were discontented with their share of the purchase price; and

    • (c) Tangoio Māori did not receive the full, ongoing economic benefits from European settlement the Crown led them to expect if they agreed to sell for the price offered by the Crown; and

    • (d) the Crown did not ensure that adequate reserves of land from the Ahuriri purchase were protected in Hapū ownership, and this was a breach of the Treaty of Waitangi and its principles.

    (3) The Crown acknowledges that when it acquired the Mohaka block in 1851—

    • (a) it paid a low price, and Ngāi Tahu did not receive the full, ongoing benefits from European settlement they were led to expect in accepting a low price; and

    • (b) it breached the Treaty of Waitangi by failing to ensure that adequate reserves were set aside for Ngāi Tahu.

    (4) The Crown acknowledges that in 1866, rather than continue negotiations to preserve the peace at Omarunui, it issued an unreasonable ultimatum demanding the surrender of all those inside the pā. This led to a Crown military attack, which endangered the lives of all men, women, and children inside the pā. The Crown’s forces killed more than 20 people defending themselves at Omarunui and Petane. The Crown acknowledges that these attacks were an injustice and breached the Treaty of Waitangi and its principles.

    (5) The Crown acknowledges that the detention without trial in harsh conditions on the Chatham Islands for nearly 2 years of at least 13 members of the Hapū after they were interrogated at Omarunui was an injustice and a breach of the Treaty of Waitangi and its principles.

    (6) The Crown acknowledges that the summary executions by Crown forces at Ngatapa in January 1869 breached the Treaty of Waitangi and its principles and tarnished the honour of the Crown.

    (7) The Crown acknowledges that—

    • (a) in 1867 it proclaimed a confiscation district which included most of the takiwā of the Hapū; and

    • (b) subsequently, all the customary interests of the Hapū in their land in this district were extinguished and the Crown retained the Tangoio North block of more than 9 000 acres and these actions breached the Treaty of Waitangi and its principles.

    (8) The Crown further acknowledges that most of the land in the confiscation district, which it agreed to return to Māori ownership in 1870, remained in Crown title for more than 40 years until Crown grants were issued to the Māori owners who had been occupying it.

    (9) The Crown acknowledges that it never provided for any independent investigation of the customary interests of the Hapū in the blocks it agreed to return to Māori ownership in 1870 and that—

    • (a) in 1870 it used more than 30 000 acres at Kaiwaka to reward a Crown ally; and

    • (b) the Crown excluded Hapū members from the ownership of Kaiwaka and this was a breach of the Treaty of Waitangi and its principles.

    (10) The Crown further acknowledges that it made the prejudice arising from this breach worse by declining repeated requests from the Hapū to allow an investigation into their rights in Kaiwaka. The Hapū bore crippling legal expenses as a result of trying to establish their legal rights to Kaiwaka.

    (11) The Crown acknowledges that—

    • (a) it did not consult the Hapū before introducing native land laws in the 19th century, which provided for the individualisation of Māori land holdings that had previously been held in tribal tenure; and

    • (b) in 1866 the Native Land Court awarded ownership of the Moeangiangi Reserve and the Petane and Te Pahou blocks to fewer than 10 individuals, and by 1873, individual owners had sold all the Hapū land in these blocks; and

    • (c) by allowing these individuals to sell Hapū land in the Moeangiangi Reserve and the Petane and Te Pahou blocks, the native land legislation did not reflect the Crown’s obligation to actively protect the interests of the Hapū in these blocks, and this was a breach of the Treaty of Waitangi and its principles.

    (12) The Crown acknowledges that the compulsory vesting of Tangoio South in the Ikaroa District Māori Land Board in 1907 breached the Treaty of Waitangi and its principles.

    (13) The Crown acknowledges that between 1911 and 1930 it purchased nearly all of the land returned to Hapū individuals in 1870. The Crown further acknowledges that—

    • (a) it made a sham of a provision in the native land laws for Māori to make land alienation decisions collectively by purchasing substantial quantities of land from individual owners after the owners had collectively decided at hui not to sell their land; and

    • (b) the Crown misused its monopoly powers by preventing some land owners of the Hapū from completing negotiations with private parties to lease their land so the Crown could purchase it; and

    • (c) it further misused its monopoly powers by imposing them for long periods on some owners who had shown no inclination to sell to the Crown and were left with little choice but to sell to the Crown if they wished to derive economic benefits from their land; and

    • (d) the Crown exploited the willingness of some owners to sell, to acquire so much land that those who did not wish to sell were left with too little land to maintain a viable presence in the region; and

    • (e) the Crown's actions were unfair, oppressive, and did not live up to the standards of good faith and fair dealing, which are expressed in the Treaty of Waitangi and its principles.

    (14) The Crown acknowledges that its failure to protect the Hapū from being left with insufficient land for their present and future needs by the 1930s—

    • (a) had a devastating impact on their economic, social, and cultural well-being and on their development and was a breach of the Treaty of Waitangi and its principles; and

    • (b) contributed to significant population losses suffered by the Hapū before 1930, and that for too long Hapū members have endured poverty, poor health, poor housing, and low educational standards.

    (15) The Crown acknowledges that extensive deforestation and pastoral farming in the late 19th and early 20th centuries has contributed to significant environmental change in the Hapū takiwā with increased erosion and flooding. The Crown further acknowledges—

    • (a) the poor health of Lake Tūtira:

    • (b) the pollution of the coastline:

    • (c) the degradation and loss of many mahinga kai of the Hapū:

    • (d) the severe impact of flooding on the community and marae at Tangoio.

9 Text of the Crown's apology
  • Whakapāha

    (1) E tuku ana te Karauna i tēnei whakapāha ki te Hapū, ki ō rātau tīpuna ki o rātau uri hoki.

    (2) E tino pouri ana te Karauna mō tana kore e hāpai i ana ōati mai i te Tiriti o Waitangi ā i ana takahanga hoki i te Tiriti o Waitangi me ōna mātāpono i roto i ana kōkiri me te Hapū. E aronui ana te Karauna i te puku mahi i ngā piki i ngā heke o ngā tīpuna o te Hapū i ā rātau whai i ngā tono atu ki te Karauna tērā kia noho tōtika aua take i raro i te ture.

    (3) Ka nui te tino pāpouri o te Karauna mō ana whakaeke poka noa ki runga o Ōmarunui me Petane hoki i te tau 1866, ngā hunga i parekurahia tae atu hoki ki ērā o koutou i riro kia mauherehia. E tino whakapāha ana te Karauna mō ana mahi parahako ki te Hapū mai i ana pānuitanga i tētahi takiwā raupatu, te murunga o te Raki o Tangoio me te ārai i te Hapū mai i te mana pupuri ō Kaiwaka.

    (4) E tino pāpouri ana te Karauna i ana mahi i tino piki ake ai aua mahi parahako mā tana hokonga i te nuinga o ngā toetoenga whenua ō te Hapū i mua atu i te tau 1930 mā ngā tūmomo āhua takatakahi mana ārai tikanga tangata. E tino pouri ana te Karauna mō tana waiho kia noho tata whenua kore te Hapū me ngā raruraru i pā ki o koutou rōpū-ā-iwi me te tuku i a koutou kia whakaatu ake i ō koutou tika tuku iho hoki. E whakapāha ana te Karauna mō tana kore e whai whakaaro ki te rangatiratanga o te Hapū me ngā tūmomo mahi ngā tūmomo warewarenga hoki a te Karauna i pā atu ai ki ō whenua ki ō tauranga ika me ērā atu taonga me tō koutou pūkaha ki te whakatairanga ā-iwi ā-ohaoha hoki.

    (5) E whāki ake ana te Karauna he maha ngā reanga hono o ngā whānau kua mate oti atu. E tino pāpouri ana ia mō te noho rawa kore me te māuiui noa i pā ki ō uri. Ka nui tana pouri mō ana mahi mō ana warewarenga hoki i raru ai tō pūkaha kia whakatairanga ake i tō noho ā-hāpori ā-ohaoha me tō oranga tinana oranga ahurea oranga wairua hoki.

    (6) Mā roto mai i tēnei whakataunga e rapu ana te Karauna i te huarahi hei tāpae ake i ana mahi hē ki te Hapū ki te whakaū i te mana ki tōna taumata me te tīmata ake i te hātepe whakaora. E manako ana te Karauna mā te whakapāha nei e toko ake ai he hononga hōu i waenga i te Karauna me te Hapū mai i te piripono ki te Tiriti o Waitangi me ōna mātāpono.

    Apology

    (1) The Crown makes this apology to the Hapū, their ancestors, and their descendants.

    (2) The Crown is deeply sorry that it has not always lived up to its Treaty of Waitangi obligations and that it has breached the Treaty of Waitangi, and its principles, in its dealings with the Hapū. The Crown recognises the tireless efforts and struggles of the ancestors of the Hapū in the pursuit of their longstanding claims for justice and redress from the Crown.

    (3) The Crown is deeply remorseful for its unjust attacks on Omarunui and Petane in 1866, the deaths that were caused, and the subsequent imprisonment of some of your people. The Crown sincerely apologises for the immense prejudice it inflicted on the Hapū by the proclamation of a confiscation district, the loss of Tangoio North, and the exclusion of the Hapū from the ownership of Kaiwaka.

    (4) The Crown profoundly regrets compounding this prejudice by purchasing most of the remaining land of the Hapū before 1930 in ways that were unfair and oppressive. The Crown is very sorry it left the Hapū virtually landless, and for the harm this caused to your tribal structures and ability to exercise customary rights and responsibilities. The Crown apologises for its failure to respect the rangatiratanga of the Hapū and for Crown acts and omissions which have impacted on your lands, fisheries, and other taonga, and your capacity for social and economic development.

    (5) The Crown acknowledges that many family lines have died out and cannot be brought back. It profoundly regrets the poverty and poor health which have long afflicted your people. It deeply regrets its acts and omissions which have affected your capacity for social and economic development and your physical, cultural, and spiritual well-being.

    (6) Through this settlement the Crown is seeking to atone for its past wrongs towards the Hapū, to restore its tarnished honour, and to begin the process of healing. The Crown hopes that this apology will mark the beginning of a new relationship between the Crown and the Hapū based on respect for the Treaty of Waitangi and its principles.

Interpretation

10 Interpretation of Act generally
  • It is the intention of Parliament that the provisions of this Act are interpreted in a manner that best furthers the agreements expressed in the deed of settlement.

11 Interpretation
  • In this Act, unless the context otherwise requires,—

    administering body has the meaning given in section 2(1) of the Reserves Act 1977

    aquatic life has the meaning given in section 2(1) of the Conservation Act 1987

    area of interest means the area shown as the Maungaharuru-Tangitū Hapū area of interest in part 1 of the attachments

    attachments means the attachments to the deed of settlement

    commercial redress property has the meaning given in section 108

    Commissioner of Crown Lands means the Commissioner of Crown Lands appointed under section 24AA of the Land Act 1948

    computer register

    • (a) has the meaning given in section 4 of the Land Transfer (Computer Registers and Electronic Lodgement) Amendment Act 2002; and

    consent authority has the meaning given in section 2(1) of the Resource Management Act 1991

    conservation area has the meaning given in section 2(1) of the Conservation Act 1987

    conservation legislation means—

    • (b) the enactments listed in Schedule 1 of that Act

    conservation management plan has the meaning given in section 2(1) of the Conservation Act 1987

    conservation management strategy has the meaning given in section 2(1) of the Conservation Act 1987

    Crown has the meaning given in section 2(1) of the Public Finance Act 1989

    cultural redress property has the meaning given in section 71

    deed of recognition

    • (a) means a deed of recognition issued under section 46 by—

      • (i) the Minister of Conservation and the Director-General; or

      • (ii) the Commissioner of Crown Lands; and

    deed of settlement

    • (a) means the deed of settlement dated 25 May 2013 and signed by—

      • (i) the Honourable Christopher Finlayson, Minister for Treaty of Waitangi Negotiations, for and on behalf of the Crown; and

      • (ii) Bevan Maihi Taylor, Tania Marama Petrus Hopmans, Tamehana Pekapeka Manaena, Charmaine Dawn Kui Butler, Kerri Donna Nuku, Justin Owen Ian Puna, Frederick Roy Maadi Reti, and Elaine Rangituia Taylor, being the trustees of the Maungaharuru-Tangitū Trust and for and on behalf of the Maungaharuru-Tangitū Hapū; and

    • (b) includes—

      • (i) the schedules of, and attachments to, the deed; and

      • (ii) any amendments to the deed or its schedules and attachments

    Director-General means the Director-General of Conservation

    documents schedule means the documents schedule of the deed of settlement

    effective date means the date that is 6 months after the settlement date

    gifting-back property has the meaning given in section 107(5)

    Heritage New Zealand Pouhere Taonga means the Crown entity established by section 9 of the Heritage New Zealand Pouhere Taonga Act 2014

    historical claims has the meaning given in section 13

    interest means a covenant, easement, lease, licence, licence to occupy, tenancy, or other right or obligation affecting a property

    LINZ means Land Information New Zealand

    local authority has the meaning given in section 5(1) of the Local Government Act 2002

    Maungaharuru-Tangitū Trust means the trust of that name established by a trust deed dated 18 December 2012

    member of the Maungaharuru-Tangitū Hapū means an individual referred to in section 12(1)(a)

    national park management plan has the meaning given to management plan in section 2 of the National Parks Act 1980

    property redress schedule means the property redress schedule of the deed of settlement

    regional council has the meaning given in section 2(1) of the Resource Management Act 1991

    Registrar-General means the Registrar-General of Land appointed under section 4 of the Land Transfer Act 1952

    related company has the meaning given in section 2(3) of the Companies Act 1993

    representative entity means—

    • (a) the trustees; and

    • (b) any person (including any trustee) acting for or on behalf of—

      • (ii) 1 or more members of the Maungaharuru-Tangitū Hapū; or

      • (iii) 1 or more of the whānau, hapū, or groups referred to in section 12(1)(b)

    reserve has the meaning given in section 2(1) of the Reserves Act 1977

    reserve property has the meaning given in section 71

    resource consent has the meaning given in section 2(1) of the Resource Management Act 1991

    RFR means the right of first refusal provided for by subpart 4 of Part 3

    RFR area has the meaning given in section 121

    RFR land has the meaning given in section 122

    settlement date means the date that is 20 working days after the date on which this Act comes into force

    statutory acknowledgement has the meaning given in section 37

    subsidiary has the meaning given in section 5 of the Companies Act 1993

    Tātai Tūāpapa has the meaning given in section 51

    trustees of the Maungaharuru-Tangitū Trust and trustees means the trustees, acting in their capacity as trustees, of the Maungaharuru-Tangitū Trust

    working day means a day other than—

    • (a) Saturday, Sunday, Waitangi Day, Good Friday, Easter Monday, Anzac Day, the Sovereign's birthday, and Labour Day; and

    • (b) if Waitangi Day or Anzac Day falls on a Saturday or Sunday, the following Monday; and

    • (c) a day in the period commencing with 25 December in any year and ending with the close of 15 January in the following year; and

    • (d) the days observed as the anniversaries of the provinces of Hawke's Bay and Wellington.

    Section 11 Heritage New Zealand Pouhere Taonga: inserted, on 20 May 2014, by section 107 of the Heritage New Zealand Pouhere Taonga Act 2014 (2014 No 26).

    Section 11 Historic Places Trust: repealed, on 20 May 2014, by section 107 of the Heritage New Zealand Pouhere Taonga Act 2014 (2014 No 26).

12 Meaning of Maungaharuru-Tangitū Hapū
  • (1) In this Act, Maungaharuru-Tangitū Hapū or Hapū means—

    • (a) the collective group composed of individuals who are descended from 1 or more Maungaharuru-Tangitū Hapū tīpuna; and

    • (b) every whānau, hapū, or group to the extent that it is composed of individuals referred to in paragraph (a), including the following groups:

      • (i) Ngāti Kurumōkihi (formerly known as Ngāi Tatara); and

      • (ii) Marangatūhetaua (also known as Ngāti Tū); and

      • (iii) Ngāti Whakaari; and

      • (iv) Ngāi Tauira; and

      • (v) Ngāi Te Ruruku ki Tangoio; and

      • (vi) Ngāi Tahu; and

    • (c) every individual referred to in paragraph (a).

    (2) In this section and section 13,—

    customary rights means rights exercised according to tikanga Māori (Māori customary values and practices), including—

    • (a) rights to occupy land; and

    • (b) rights in relation to the use of land or other natural or physical resources

    descended means that a person is descended from another person by—

    • (a) birth; or

    • (b) legal adoption

    Maungaharuru-Tangitū Hapū tipuna means an individual who—

    • (a) exercised customary rights by virtue of being descended from—

      • (i) Tataramoa (for Ngāi Tatara and Ngāti Kurumōkihi); or

      • (ii) Tukapua I (for Marangatūhetaua (Ngāti Tū)); or

      • (iii) Whakaari (for Ngāti Whakaari); or

      • (iv) Tauira and Mateawha (for Ngāi Tauira); or

      • (v) Te Ruruku through Hemi Puna and Taraipene Tuaitu (for Ngāi Te Ruruku ki Tangoio); or

      • (vi) Tahumatua II (for Ngāi Tahu) and the tīpuna named in 1 of subparagraphs (i) to (v); and

    • (b) exercised the customary rights in relation to the area of interest at any time after 6 February 1840.

13 Meaning of historical claims
  • (1) In this Act, historical claims

    • (a) means the claims described in subsection (2); and

    • (b) includes the claims described in subsection (3); but

    • (c) does not include the claims described in subsection (4).

    (2) The historical claims are every claim that the Maungaharuru-Tangitū Hapū or a representative entity had on or before the settlement date, or may have after the settlement date, and that—

    • (a) is founded on a right arising—

      • (i) from the Treaty of Waitangi or its principles; or

      • (ii) under legislation; or

      • (iii) at common law (including aboriginal title or customary law); or

      • (iv) from a fiduciary duty; or

      • (v) otherwise; and

    • (b) arises from, or relates to, acts or omissions before 21 September 1992—

      • (i) by or on behalf of the Crown; or

      • (ii) by or under legislation.

    (3) The historical claims include any claim to the Waitangi Tribunal, including each of the following claims, to the extent that subsection (2) applies to the claim and the claim relates to the Maungaharuru-Tangitū Hapū or a representative entity:

    • (a) Wai 119—Mohaka Purchase claim:

    • (b) Wai 201—Wairoa ki Wairarapa claims/Ngāti Kahungunu generic claim:

    • (c) Wai 299—Mohaka-Waikare Raupatu/Confiscation claim:

    • (d) Wai 400—Ahuriri Purchase claim.

    (4) However, the historical claims do not include—

    • (a) Wai 55—Te Whanganui-ā-Orotu claim (negotiated by another Crown-approved mandated body on behalf of Marangatūhetaua and Ngāi Te Ruruku ki Tangoio); or

    • (b) Wai 692—Napier Hospital and Health Services claim (negotiated by another Crown-approved mandated body on behalf of the Hapū); or

    • (c) a claim that a member of the Maungaharuru-Tangitū Hapū, or a whānau, hapū, or group referred to in section 12(1)(b), had or may have that is founded on a right arising by virtue of being descended from a tipuna who is not a Maungaharuru-Tangitū Hapū tipuna; or

    • (d) a claim that a representative entity had or may have that is based on a claim referred to in paragraph (c).

    (5) A claim may be a historical claim whether or not the claim has arisen or been considered, researched, registered, notified, or made on or before the settlement date.

Historical claims settled and jurisdiction of courts, etc, removed

14 Settlement of historical claims final
  • (1) The historical claims are settled.

    (2) The settlement of the historical claims is final, and, on and from the settlement date, the Crown is released and discharged from all obligations and liabilities in respect of those claims.

    (3) Subsections (1) and (2) do not limit the deed of settlement.

    (4) Despite any other enactment or rule of law, on and from the settlement date, no court, tribunal, or other judicial body has jurisdiction (including the jurisdiction to inquire or further inquire, or to make a finding or recommendation) in respect of—

    • (a) the historical claims; or

    • (b) the deed of settlement; or

    • (c) this Act; or

    • (d) the redress provided under the deed of settlement or this Act.

    (5) Subsection (4) does not exclude the jurisdiction of a court, tribunal, or other judicial body in respect of the interpretation or implementation of the deed of settlement or this Act.

Amendment to Treaty of Waitangi Act 1975

15 Amendment to Treaty of Waitangi Act 1975
  • (1) This section amends the Treaty of Waitangi Act 1975.

    (2) In Schedule 3, insert in its appropriate alphabetical order Maungaharuru-Tangitū Hapū Claims Settlement Act 2014, section 14(4) and (5).

Resumptive memorials no longer to apply

16 Certain enactments do not apply
  • (1) The enactments listed in subsection (2) do not apply—

    • (a) to a commercial redress property; or

    • (b) to land in the RFR area; or

    • (c) for the benefit of the Maungaharuru-Tangitū Hapū or a representative entity.

    (2) The enactments are—

    • (a) Part 3 of the Crown Forest Assets Act 1989:

    • (c) Part 3 of the New Zealand Railways Corporation Restructuring Act 1990:

17 Resumptive memorials to be cancelled
  • (1) The chief executive of LINZ must issue to the Registrar-General 1 or more certificates that specify the legal description of, and identify the computer register for, each allotment that is subject to a resumptive memorial recorded under any enactment listed in section 16(2) and that—

    • (a) is all or part of a commercial redress property; or

    • (b) is solely within the RFR area.

    (2) The chief executive of LINZ must issue a certificate as soon as is reasonably practicable after the settlement date.

    (3) Each certificate must state that it is issued under this section.

    (4) As soon as is reasonably practicable after receiving a certificate, the Registrar-General must—

    • (a) register the certificate against each computer register identified in the certificate; and

    • (b) cancel each memorial recorded under an enactment listed in section 16(2) on a computer register identified in the certificate, but only in respect of each allotment described in the certificate.

Miscellaneous matters

18 Rule against perpetuities does not apply
  • (1) The rule against perpetuities and the provisions of the Perpetuities Act 1964

    • (a) do not prescribe or restrict the period during which—

      • (i) the Maungaharuru-Tangitū Trust may exist in law; or

      • (ii) the trustees of the Maungaharuru-Tangitū Trust may hold or deal with property or income derived from property; and

    • (b) do not apply to a document entered into to give effect to the deed of settlement if the application of that rule or the provisions of that Act would otherwise make the document, or a right conferred by the document, invalid or ineffective.

    (2) However, if the Maungaharuru-Tangitū Trust is, or becomes, a charitable trust, the application (if any) of the rule against perpetuities or of any provision of the Perpetuities Act 1964 to that trust must be determined under the general law.

19 Access to deed of settlement
  • The chief executive of the Ministry of Justice must make copies of the deed of settlement available—

    • (a) for inspection free of charge, and for purchase at a reasonable price, at the head office of the Ministry of Justice in Wellington between 9 am and 5 pm on any working day; and

    • (b) free of charge on an Internet site maintained by or on behalf of the Ministry of Justice.

Part 2
Cultural redress

Subpart 1Tangoio

20 Interpretation
  • In this subpart,—

    catchments fund means the fund established under section 21

    catchments management area means those parts of the following water catchments surrounding the reserve that are within the area of interest as shown on OTS-201-53:

    • (a) Esk water catchment:

    • (b) Te Ngarue water catchment:

    • (c) Waipātiki water catchment:

    • (d) Aropaoanui water catchment

    Council means the Hawke's Bay Regional Council

    environment has the meaning given in section 2(1) of the Resource Management Act 1991

    reserve fund means the fund administered by the Council that relates to the income derived from, and expenses incurred in relation to, the reserve and the commercial forest on the reserve from time to time

    Tangoio Soil Conservation Reserve or reserve means the land described in Schedule 1 that is controlled and managed by the Council under section 16 of the Soil Conservation and Rivers Control Act 1941.

21 Council must establish and administer catchments fund
  • (1) The Council must establish a catchments fund by opening a dedicated account at a registered bank.

    (2) The Council must administer the catchments fund.

22 Application of money in catchments fund
  • (1) The Council and the trustees must agree on the application of the money in the catchments fund.

    (2) The Council may apply the money in the catchments fund only for the following purposes:

    • (a) maintaining the physical, chemical, and biological qualities of the soil in the catchments management area:

    • (b) avoiding, remedying, or mitigating soil erosion and its effects on the environment in the catchments management area.

    (3) Neither the Council nor the trustees must unreasonably withhold consent to any proposed application of money in the catchments fund under subsection (1).

    (4) To avoid doubt, subsection (2) does not authorise the Council to use any money in the catchments fund to purchase land.

    (5) The Council must return any money generated from the application of money under subsection (1) to the catchments fund (minus any actual and reasonable expenses incurred by the Council in administering the catchments fund).

23 Transfers from reserve fund to catchments fund
  • (1) The Council may, from time to time, transfer money from the reserve fund to the catchments fund if the Council is satisfied that the transfer will not adversely affect its obligations under section 16(4) of the Soil Conservation and Rivers Control Act 1941 to manage and control the Tangoio Soil Conservation Reserve in a manner that in its opinion will best conserve the soil of the reserve and prevent injury to other land.

    (2) The Council must, at least once every 3 years after the settlement date, assess whether any money may be transferred from the reserve fund to the catchments fund in accordance with subsection (1).

24 Application of Soil Conservation and Rivers Control Act 1941
25 Power of LINZ to obtain information relating to catchments fund
  • (1) LINZ may request the Council to supply it with any information in relation to the catchments fund that is necessary to enable LINZ to meet its reporting obligations under the Public Finance Act 1989.

    (2) A request under subsection (1)—

    • (a) must be in writing; and

    • (b) state the date by which, and the manner in which, the information requested must be provided.

    (3) If the Council receives a request under subsection (1), the Council must—

    • (a) provide a written response; and

    • (b) provide a copy of the response to the trustees.

Subpart 2Te Kawenata

26 Interpretation
  • In this subpart,—

    conservation document means a national park management plan, conservation management plan, conservation management strategy, or freshwater fisheries management plan

    freshwater fisheries management plan has the meaning given in section 2(1) of the Conservation Act 1987

    Te Kawenata means a partnership agreement in the form set out in part 7 of the documents schedule.

27 Authority to enter into Te Kawenata
  • Not later than the settlement date, the Minister of Conservation, the Director-General, and the trustees of the Maungaharuru-Tangitū Trust must enter into Te Kawenata.

28 Noting of Te Kawenata on conservation documents
  • (1) The Director-General must ensure that a summary of Te Kawenata is noted on every conservation document affecting Te Kawenata Area (as defined in Te Kawenata).

    (2) The noting of the summary—

    • (a) is for the purpose of public notice only; and

    • (b) does not amend a conservation document for the purposes of the Conservation Act 1987 or the National Parks Act 1980.

29 Te Kawenata subject to rights, functions, duties, and powers
  • (1) Te Kawenata does not limit or affect—

    • (a) the rights, functions, duties, or powers of the Crown, including (without limitation) the Crown's ability to—

      • (i) introduce legislation; or

      • (ii) change government policy; or

    • (b) the functions, duties, or powers of the Minister of Conservation or the Director-General.

    (2) Te Kawenata does not have the effect of granting, creating, or providing evidence of an estate or interest in, or rights relating to,—

    • (a) land or any other resource held, managed, or administered under the conservation legislation; or

    • (b) the common marine and coastal area (as defined in section 9(1) of the Marine and Coastal Area (Takutai Moana) Act 2011).

30 Enforcement of Te Kawenata
  • (1) The Crown and the trustees must comply with Te Kawenata unless they agree to terminate it in accordance with its terms.

    (2) If the Crown fails to comply with Te Kawenata without good cause, the trustees may seek—

    • (a) a public law remedy (for example, judicial review):

    (3) Despite subsection (2), damages or other forms of monetary compensation are not available as a remedy for a failure by the Crown to comply with Te Kawenata.

    (4) To avoid doubt, subsection (3) does not affect the ability of a court to award costs incurred by the trustees in enforcing Te Kawenata under subsection (2).

    (5) Subsection (2) does not affect any contract entered into between the Minister of Conservation or the Director-General and the trustees, including any contract for service or concession.

Subpart 3Protocols

31 Interpretation
  • In this subpart,—

    protocol

    • (a) means each of the following protocols issued under section 32(1)(a):

      • (i) the Crown minerals protocol:

      • (ii) the taonga tūturu protocol; and

    responsible Minister means,—

    • (a) for the Crown minerals protocol, the Minister of Energy and Resources:

    • (b) for the taonga tūturu protocol, the Minister for Arts, Culture and Heritage:

    • (c) for any protocol, any other Minister of the Crown authorised by the Prime Minister to exercise powers and perform functions and duties in relation to the protocol.

General provisions applying to protocols

32 Issuing, amending, and cancelling protocols
  • (1) Each responsible Minister—

    • (a) must issue a protocol to the trustees on the terms set out in part 5 of the documents schedule; and

    • (b) may amend or cancel that protocol.

    (2) The responsible Minister may amend or cancel a protocol at the initiative of—

    • (a) the trustees; or

    • (b) the responsible Minister.

    (3) The responsible Minister may amend or cancel a protocol only after consulting, and having particular regard to the views of, the trustees.

33 Protocols subject to rights, functions, and duties
  • Protocols do not restrict—

    • (a) the ability of the Crown to exercise its powers and perform its functions and duties in accordance with the law and government policy, for example, the ability to—

      • (i) introduce legislation and change government policy; and

      • (ii) interact with or consult a person the Crown considers appropriate, including any iwi, hapū, marae, whānau, or other representative of tāngata whenua; or

    • (b) the responsibilities of a responsible Minister or a department of State; or

    • (c) the legal rights of the Maungaharuru-Tangitū Hapū or a representative entity.

34 Enforcement of protocols
  • (1) The Crown must comply with a protocol while it is in force.

    (2) If the Crown fails to comply with a protocol without good cause, the trustees may enforce the protocol, subject to the Crown Proceedings Act 1950.

    (3) Despite subsection (2), damages or other forms of monetary compensation are not available as a remedy for a failure by the Crown to comply with a protocol.

    (4) To avoid doubt,—

    • (a) subsections (1) and (2) do not apply to guidelines developed for the implementation of a protocol; and

    • (b) subsection (3) does not affect the ability of a court to award costs incurred by the trustees in enforcing the protocol under subsection (2).

Crown minerals

35 Crown minerals protocol
  • (1) The chief executive of the department of State responsible for the administration of the Crown Minerals Act 1991 must note a summary of the terms of the Crown minerals protocol in—

    • (a) a register of protocols maintained by the chief executive; and

    • (b) the minerals programmes that affect the Crown minerals protocol area, but only when those programmes are changed.

    (2) The noting of the summary is—

    • (a) for the purpose of public notice only; and

    (3) The Crown minerals protocol does not have the effect of granting, creating, or providing evidence of an estate or interest in, or rights relating to, Crown minerals.

    (4) In this section,—

    Crown mineral means a mineral, as defined in section 2(1) of the Crown Minerals Act 1991,—

    • (a) that is the property of the Crown under section 10 or 11 of that Act; or

    Crown minerals protocol area means the area shown on the map attached to the Crown minerals protocol, together with the adjacent waters

    minerals programme has the meaning given in section 2(1) of the Crown Minerals Act 1991.

Taonga tūturu

36 Taonga tūturu protocol
  • (1) The taonga tūturu protocol does not have the effect of granting, creating, or providing evidence of an estate or interest in, or rights relating to, taonga tūturu.

    (2) In this section, taonga tūturu

    • (a) has the meaning given in section 2(1) of the Protected Objects Act 1975; and

    • (b) includes ngā taonga tūturu, as defined in section 2(1) of that Act.

Subpart 4Statutory acknowledgement and deeds of recognition

37 Interpretation
  • In this subpart,—

    affected person has the meaning given in section 2AA(2) of the Resource Management Act 1991

    relevant consent authority, for a statutory area, means a consent authority of a region or district that contains, or is adjacent to, the statutory area

    statement of association, for a statutory area, means the statement—

    • (a) made by the Maungaharuru-Tangitū Hapū of their particular cultural, historical, spiritual, and traditional association with the statutory area; and

    • (b) set out in part 3 of the documents schedule

    statutory acknowledgement means the acknowledgement made by the Crown in section 38 in respect of the statutory areas, on the terms set out in this subpart

    statutory area means an area described in Schedule 2, the general location of which is indicated on the deed plan for that area

    statutory plan

    • (a) means a district plan, regional coastal plan, regional plan, regional policy statement, or proposed policy statement as defined in section 43AA of the Resource Management Act 1991; and

    • (b) includes a proposed plan, as defined in section 43AAC of that Act.

Statutory acknowledgement

38 Statutory acknowledgement by the Crown
  • The Crown acknowledges the statements of association for the statutory areas.

39 Purposes of statutory acknowledgement
  • The only purposes of the statutory acknowledgement are to—

    • (a) require relevant consent authorities, the Environment Court, and Heritage New Zealand Pouhere Taonga to have regard to the statutory acknowledgement, in accordance with sections 40 to 42; and

    • (b) require relevant consent authorities to record the statutory acknowledgement on statutory plans that relate to the statutory areas and to provide summaries of resource consent applications or copies of notices of applications to the trustees in accordance with sections 43 and 44; and

    • (c) enable the trustees and any member of the Maungaharuru-Tangitū Hapū to cite the statutory acknowledgement as evidence of the association of the Maungaharuru-Tangitū Hapū with a statutory area, in accordance with section 45.

    Section 39(a): amended, on 20 May 2014, by section 107 of the Heritage New Zealand Pouhere Taonga Act 2014 (2014 No 26).

40 Relevant consent authorities to have regard to statutory acknowledgement
  • (1) This section applies in relation to an application for a resource consent for an activity within, adjacent to, or directly affecting a statutory area.

    (2) On and from the effective date, a relevant consent authority must have regard to the statutory acknowledgement relating to the statutory area in deciding, under section 95E of the Resource Management Act 1991, whether the trustees are affected persons in relation to the activity.

    (3) Subsection (2) does not limit the obligations of a relevant consent authority under the Resource Management Act 1991.

41 Environment Court to have regard to statutory acknowledgement
  • (1) This section applies to proceedings in the Environment Court in relation to an application for a resource consent for an activity within, adjacent to, or directly affecting a statutory area.

    (2) On and from the effective date, the Environment Court must have regard to the statutory acknowledgement relating to the statutory area in deciding, under section 274 of the Resource Management Act 1991, whether the trustees are persons with an interest in the proceedings greater than that of the general public.

    (3) Subsection (2) does not limit the obligations of the Environment Court under the Resource Management Act 1991.

42 Heritage New Zealand Pouhere Taonga and Environment Court to have regard to statutory acknowledgement
  • (1) If, on or after the effective date, an application is made under section 44, 56, or 61 of the Heritage New Zealand Pouhere Taonga Act 2014 for an authority to undertake an activity that will or may modify or destroy an archaeological site within a statutory area,—

    • (a) Heritage New Zealand Pouhere Taonga, in exercising its powers under section 48, 56, or 62 of that Act in relation to the application, must have regard to the statutory acknowledgement relating to the statutory area; and

    • (b) the Environment Court, in determining under section 59(1) or 64(1) of that Act any appeal against a decision of Heritage New Zealand Pouhere Taonga in relation to the application, must have regard to the statutory acknowledgement relating to the statutory area, including in making a determination as to whether the trustees are persons directly affected by the decision.

    (2) In this section, archaeological site has the meaning given in section 6 of the Heritage New Zealand Pouhere Taonga Act 2014.

    Section 42: replaced, on 20 May 2014, by section 107 of the Heritage New Zealand Pouhere Taonga Act 2014 (2014 No 26).

43 Recording statutory acknowledgement on statutory plans
  • (1) On and from the effective date, each relevant consent authority must attach information recording the statutory acknowledgement to all statutory plans that wholly or partly cover a statutory area.

    (2) The information attached to a statutory plan must include—

    • (b) descriptions of the statutory areas wholly or partly covered by the plan; and

    • (c) the statement of association for each statutory area.

    (3) The attachment of information to a statutory plan under this section is for the purpose of public information only and, unless adopted by the relevant consent authority as part of the statutory plan, the information is not—

    • (a) part of the statutory plan; or

    • (b) subject to the provisions of Schedule 1 of the Resource Management Act 1991.

44 Provision of summary or notice to trustees
  • (1) Each relevant consent authority must, for a period of 20 years on and from the effective date, provide the following to the trustees for each resource consent application for an activity within, adjacent to, or directly affecting a statutory area:

    • (a) if the application is received by the consent authority, a summary of the application; or

    • (b) if notice of the application is served on the consent authority under section 145(10) of the Resource Management Act 1991, a copy of the notice.

    (2) A summary provided under subsection (1)(a) must be the same as would be given to an affected person by limited notification under section 95B of the Resource Management Act 1991 or as may be agreed between the trustees and the relevant consent authority.

    (3) The summary must be provided—

    • (a) as soon as is reasonably practicable after the relevant consent authority receives the application; but

    • (b) before the relevant consent authority decides under section 95 of the Resource Management Act 1991 whether to notify the application.

    (4) A copy of a notice must be provided under subsection (1)(b) not later than 10 working days after the day on which the consent authority receives the notice.

    (5) The trustees may, by written notice to a relevant consent authority,—

    • (a) waive the right to be provided with a summary or copy of a notice under this section; and

    • (b) state the scope of that waiver and the period it applies for.

    (6) This section does not affect the obligation of a relevant consent authority to decide,—

    • (a) under section 95 of the Resource Management Act 1991, whether to notify an application:

    • (b) under section 95E of that Act, whether the trustees are affected persons in relation to an activity.

45 Use of statutory acknowledgement
  • (1) The trustees and any member of the Maungaharuru-Tangitū Hapū may, as evidence of the association of the Maungaharuru-Tangitū Hapū with a statutory area, cite the statutory acknowledgement that relates to that area in submissions and proceedings concerning activities within, adjacent to, or directly affecting the statutory area that are made to or before—

    • (a) the relevant consent authorities; or

    • (b) the Environment Court; or

    • (c) Heritage New Zealand Pouhere Taonga; or

    • (d) the Environmental Protection Authority or a board of inquiry under Part 6AA of the Resource Management Act 1991.

    (2) The content of a statement of association is not, by virtue of the statutory acknowledgement, binding as fact on—

    • (a) the bodies referred to in subsection (1); or

    • (b) parties to proceedings before those bodies; or

    • (c) any other person who is entitled to participate in those proceedings.

    (3) However, the bodies and persons specified in subsection (2) may take the statutory acknowledgement into account.

    (4) To avoid doubt,—

    • (a) neither the trustees nor members of the Maungaharuru-Tangitū Hapū are precluded from stating that the Maungaharuru-Tangitū Hapū have an association with a statutory area that is not described in the statutory acknowledgement; and

    • (b) the content and existence of the statutory acknowledgement do not limit any statement made.

    Section 45(1)(c): replaced, on 20 May 2014, by section 107 of the Heritage New Zealand Pouhere Taonga Act 2014 (2014 No 26).

Deeds of recognition

46 Issuing and amending deeds of recognition
  • (1) This section applies in respect of the statutory areas listed in Part 2 of Schedule 2.

    (2) The Minister of Conservation and the Director-General must issue a deed of recognition in the form set out in part 4 of the documents schedule for the statutory areas administered by the Department of Conservation.

    (3) The Commissioner of Crown Lands must issue a deed of recognition in the form set out in part 4 of the documents schedule for the statutory areas administered by the Commissioner.

    (4) The person or persons who issue a deed of recognition may amend the deed, but only with the written consent of the trustees.

General provisions relating to statutory acknowledgement and deeds of recognition

47 Application of statutory acknowledgement and deed of recognition to river or stream
  • (1) If any part of the statutory acknowledgement applies to a river or stream, including a tributary, that part of the acknowledgement—

    • (a) applies only to—

      • (i) the continuously or intermittently flowing body of fresh water, including a modified watercourse, that comprises the river or stream; and

      • (ii) the bed of the river or stream, which is the land that the waters of the river or stream cover at their fullest flow without flowing over the banks of the river or stream; but

    • (b) does not apply to—

      • (i) a part of the bed of the river or stream that is not owned by the Crown; or

      • (ii) an artificial watercourse.

    (2) If any part of a deed of recognition applies to a river or stream, including a tributary, that part of the deed—

    • (a) applies only to the bed of the river or stream, which is the land that the waters of the river or stream cover at their fullest flow without flowing over the banks of the river or stream; but

    • (b) does not apply to—

      • (i) a part of the bed of the river or stream that is not owned and managed by the Crown; or

      • (ii) the bed of an artificial watercourse.

48 Exercise of powers and performance of functions and duties
  • (1) The statutory acknowledgement and a deed of recognition do not affect, and must not be taken into account by, a person exercising a power or performing a function or duty under an enactment or a bylaw.

    (2) A person, in considering a matter or making a decision or recommendation under an enactment or a bylaw, must not give greater or lesser weight to the association of the Maungaharuru-Tangitū Hapū with a statutory area than that person would give if there were no statutory acknowledgement or deed of recognition for the statutory area.

    (3) Subsection (2) does not limit subsection (1).

    (4) This section is subject to—

    • (a) the other provisions of this subpart; and

    • (b) any obligation imposed on the Minister of Conservation, the Director-General, or the Commissioner of Crown Lands by a deed of recognition.

49 Rights not affected
  • (1) The statutory acknowledgement and a deed of recognition do not—

    • (a) affect the lawful rights or interests of a person who is not a party to the deed of settlement; or

    • (b) have the effect of granting, creating, or providing evidence of an estate or interest in, or rights relating to, a statutory area.

    (2) This section is subject to the other provisions of this subpart.

Consequential amendment to Resource Management Act 1991

50 Amendment to Resource Management Act 1991

Subpart 5Tātai Tūāpapa

51 Interpretation
  • In this subpart,—

    Conservation Board means a board established under section 6L of the Conservation Act 1987

    New Zealand Conservation Authority means the Authority established by section 6A of the Conservation Act 1987

    protection principles, for a Tātai Tūāpapa area, means the principles set out for the area in part 2 of the documents schedule, or as amended under section 54(3)

    specified actions, for a Tātai Tūāpapa area, means the actions set out for the area in part 2 of the documents schedule

    statement of values, for a Tātai Tūāpapa area, means the statement—

    • (a) made by the Maungaharuru-Tangitū Hapū of their values relating to their cultural, historical, spiritual, and traditional association with the Tātai Tūāpapa area; and

    • (b) set out in part 1 of the documents schedule

    Tātai Tūāpapa means the application of this subpart to each Tātai Tūāpapa area

    Tātai Tūāpapa area

    • (a) means an area that is declared under section 52(1) to be subject to Tātai Tūāpapa; but

    • (b) does not include an area that is declared under section 63(1) to be no longer subject to Tātai Tūāpapa.

52 Declaration of Tātai Tūāpapa and the Crown's acknowledgement
  • (1) Each area described in Schedule 3 is declared to be subject to the Tātai Tūāpapa.

    (2) The Crown acknowledges the statements of values for the Tātai Tūāpapa areas.

53 Purposes of Tātai Tūāpapa
  • The only purposes of Tātai Tūāpapa are to—

    • (a) require the New Zealand Conservation Authority and relevant Conservation Boards to comply with the obligations in section 55; and

54 Agreement on protection principles
  • (1) The trustees and the Minister of Conservation may agree on and publicise protection principles that are intended to prevent the values stated in the statement of values for a Tātai Tūāpapa area from being harmed or diminished.

    (2) The protection principles set out in part 2 of the documents schedule are to be treated as having been agreed by the trustees and the Minister of Conservation.

    (3) The trustees and the Minister of Conservation may agree in writing to any amendments to the protection principles.

55 Obligations on New Zealand Conservation Authority and Conservation Boards
  • (1) When the New Zealand Conservation Authority or a Conservation Board considers a conservation management strategy, conservation management plan, or national park management plan that relates to a Tātai Tūāpapa area, the Authority or Board must have particular regard to—

    • (a) the statement of values for the area; and

    • (b) the protection principles for the area.

    (2) Before approving a strategy or plan that relates to a Tātai Tūāpapa area, the New Zealand Conservation Authority or a Conservation Board must—

    • (a) consult the trustees; and

    • (b) have particular regard to the views of the trustees as to the effect of the strategy or plan on—

      • (i) the statement of values for the area; and

      • (ii) the protection principles for the area.

    (3) If the trustees advise the New Zealand Conservation Authority in writing that they have significant concerns about a draft conservation management strategy in relation to a Tātai Tūāpapa area, the Authority must, before approving the strategy, give the trustees an opportunity to make submissions in relation to those concerns.

56 Noting of Tātai Tūāpapa in strategies and plans
  • (1) The application of the Tātai Tūāpapa to a Tātai Tūāpapa area must be noted in any conservation management strategy, conservation management plan, or national park management plan affecting the area.

    (2) The noting of the Tātai Tūāpapa is—

    • (a) for the purpose of public notice only; and

    • (b) not an amendment to the strategy or plan for the purposes of section 17I of the Conservation Act 1987 or section 46 of the National Parks Act 1980.

57 Notification in Gazette
  • (1) The Minister of Conservation must notify in the Gazette, as soon as practicable after the settlement date,—

    • (a) the declaration made by section 52 that the Tātai Tūāpapa applies to the Tātai Tūāpapa areas; and

    • (b) the protection principles for each Tātai Tūāpapa area.

    (2) Any amendment to the protection principles agreed under section 54(3) must be notified by the Minister in the Gazette as soon as practicable after the amendment has been agreed in writing.

    (3) The Director-General may notify in the Gazette any action (including any specified action) taken or intended to be taken under section 58 or 59.

58 Actions by Director-General
  • (1) The Director-General must take action in relation to the protection principles that relate to a Tātai Tūāpapa area, including the specified actions.

    (2) The Director-General retains complete discretion to determine the method and extent of the action to be taken.

    (3) The Director-General must notify the trustees in writing of any action intended to be taken.

59 Amendment to strategies or plans
  • (1) The Director-General may initiate an amendment to a conservation management strategy, conservation management plan, or national park management plan to incorporate objectives for the protection principles that relate to a Tātai Tūāpapa area.

    (2) The Director-General must consult relevant Conservation Boards before initiating the amendment.

    (3) The amendment is an amendment for the purposes of section 17I(1) to (3) of the Conservation Act 1987 or section 46(1) to (4) of the National Parks Act 1980.

60 Regulations
  • The Governor-General may, by Order in Council made on the recommendation of the Minister of Conservation, make regulations for 1 or more of the following purposes:

    • (a) to provide for the implementation of objectives included in a strategy or plan under section 59(1):

    • (b) to regulate or prohibit activities or conduct by members of the public in relation to a Tātai Tūāpapa area:

    • (c) to create offences for breaches of regulations made under paragraph (b):

    • (d) to prescribe the following fines:

      • (i) for an offence referred to in paragraph (c), a fine not exceeding $5,000; and

      • (ii) for a continuing offence, an additional amount not exceeding $50 for every day on which the offence continues.

61 Bylaws
  • The Minister of Conservation may make bylaws for 1 or more of the following purposes:

    • (a) to provide for the implementation of objectives included in a strategy or plan under section 59(1):

    • (b) to regulate or prohibit activities or conduct by members of the public in relation to a Tātai Tūāpapa area:

    • (c) to create offences for breaches of bylaws made under paragraph (b):

    • (d) to prescribe the following fines:

      • (i) for an offence referred to in paragraph (c), a fine not exceeding $1,000; and

      • (ii) for a continuing offence, an additional amount not exceeding $50 for every day on which the offence continues.

62 Existing classification of Tātai Tūāpapa areas
  • (1) This section applies if the Tātai Tūāpapa applies to any land in—

    (2) The Tātai Tūāpapa does not affect—

    • (a) the purpose of the national park, conservation area, or reserve; or

    • (b) the classification of the land as a national park, conservation area, or reserve.

63 Termination of Tātai Tūāpapa
  • (1) The Governor-General may, by Order in Council made on the recommendation of the Minister of Conservation, declare that all or part of a Tātai Tūāpapa area is no longer subject to the Tātai Tūāpapa.

    (2) The Minister of Conservation must not make a recommendation for the purposes of subsection (1) unless—

    • (a) the trustees and the Minister of Conservation have agreed in writing that the Tātai Tūāpapa is no longer appropriate for the relevant area; or

    • (b) the relevant area is to be, or has been, disposed of by the Crown; or

    • (c) the responsibility for managing the relevant area is to be, or has been, transferred to a different Minister of the Crown or the Commissioner of Crown Lands.

    (3) The Crown must take reasonable steps to ensure that the trustees continue to have input into the management of a relevant area if—

    • (a) subsection (2)(c) applies; or

    • (b) there is a change in the statutory management regime that applies to all or part of the Tātai Tūāpapa area.

64 Exercise of powers and performance of functions and duties
  • (1) The Tātai Tūāpapa does not affect, and must not be taken into account by, any person exercising a power or performing a function or duty under an enactment or a bylaw.

    (2) A person, in considering a matter or making a decision or recommendation under legislation or a bylaw, must not give greater or lesser weight to the values stated in the statement of values for a Tātai Tūāpapa area than that person would give if the area were not subject to the Tātai Tūāpapa.

    (3) Subsection (2) does not limit subsection (1).

    (4) This section is subject to the other provisions of this subpart.

65 Rights not affected
  • (1) The Tātai Tūāpapa does not—

    • (a) affect the lawful rights or interests of a person who is not a party to the deed of settlement; or

    • (b) have the effect of granting, creating, or providing evidence of an estate or interest in, or rights relating to, a Tātai Tūāpapa area.

    (2) This section is subject to the other provisions of this subpart.

Subpart 6Fisheries redress

66 Appointment of advisory committee in relation to Wairoa Hard
  • (1) The Minister of the Crown who, under the authority of any warrant or with the authority of the Prime Minister, is for the time being responsible for the administration of the Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries (Restructuring) Act 1995, must, on or before the settlement date, appoint the trustees as an advisory committee under section 21(1) of that Act for the purposes of advising the Minister on any proposed changes to—

    • (a) the prohibition on the commercial taking of finfish from the waters of the area in Hawke's Bay known as the Wairoa Hard; and

    • (b) the restriction on the use of nets for the taking of finfish in the waters of the area in Hawke's Bay known as the Wairoa Hard.

    (2) In subsection (1), finfish has the same meaning as in section 2(1) of the Fisheries Act 1996.

Subpart 7Official geographic names

67 Interpretation
68 Assignment and alteration of official geographic names
  • (1) A name specified in the first column of the table in clause 5.52.1 of the deed of settlement is assigned to the feature described in the second and third columns of that table.

    (2) A name specified in the first column of the table in clause 5.52.2 of the deed of settlement for the feature described in the third and fourth columns is altered to the name specified in the second column of that table.

    (3) Each assignment or alteration of a name is to be treated as if it were an assignment or alteration of the official geographic name made by a determination of the Board under section 19 of the Act that takes effect on the settlement date.

69 Publication of official geographic names
  • (1) The Board must, as soon as practicable after the settlement date, give public notice of each assignment or alteration of an official geographic name specified under section 68 in accordance with section 21(2) and (3) of the Act.

    (2) The notices must state that each official geographic name became an official geographic name on the settlement date.

70 Subsequent alteration of official geographic names
  • (1) In making a determination to alter the official geographic name of a feature named by this subpart, the Board—

    • (b) must have the written consent of the trustees.

    (2) To avoid doubt, the Board must give public notice of the determination in accordance with section 21(2) and (3) of the Act.

Subpart 8Vesting of cultural redress properties

71 Interpretation
  • In this subpart,—

    bed of Lake Opouahi, bed of Lake Orakai, part bed of Lake Tūtira, and bed of Lake Waikopiro mean, in each case, the land described by that name in the second column of Schedule 4

    Council means the Hastings District Council

    cultural redress property means each of the following properties and each property means the land described by that name in the first column of Schedule 4:

    • Property vested in fee simple
    • (a) Part Opouahi Scenic Reserve:

    • Properties vested in fee simple to be administered as reserves
    • (b) Te Pohue Domain Recreation Reserve:

    • (c) Lake Opouahi property:

    • (d) Lake Orakai property:

    • (e) part Lake Tūtira property:

    • (f) Lake Waikopiro property

    lake means—

    • (a) the space occupied from time to time by the waters of the lake at their highest level without overflowing its banks; and

    • (b) the airspace above the water; and

    • (c) the bed below the water

    lake property

    • (a) means each of the properties specified in paragraphs (c) to (f) of the definition of cultural redress property; and

    • (b) includes the bed and stratum for each lake property

    reserve property means—

    • (a) Te Pohue Domain Recreation Reserve:

    • (b) a lake property

    stratum, in relation to a lake property, means the space occupied by—

    • (a) the water of the lake; and

    • (b) the air above the water

    stratum above bed of Lake Opouahi, stratum above bed of Lake Orakai, stratum above part bed of Lake Tūtira, and stratum above bed of Lake Waikopiro mean, in each case, the stratum described by that name in the second column of Schedule 4.

Part Opouahi Scenic Reserve

72 Part Opouahi Scenic Reserve
  • (1) The reservation of Part Opouahi Scenic Reserve (being part of Opouahi Scenic Reserve) as a scenic reserve subject to the Reserves Act 1977 is revoked.

    (2) The fee simple estate in Part Opouahi Scenic Reserve vests in the trustees.

    (3) Subsections (1) and (2) do not take effect until the trustees have provided the Crown with a registrable easement for a right of way on the terms and conditions set out in part 6.1 of the documents schedule.

Te Pohue Domain Recreation Reserve and hall

73 Meaning of hall
  • In sections 74 to 78, hall

    • (a) means the hall and the ancillary buildings adjacent to the hall on Te Pohue Domain Recreation Reserve owned by the Council immediately before the vesting of that property in the trustees under section 74:

    • (b) includes any hall or building that replaces the hall or an ancillary building adjacent to the hall (as the case may be) under section 75(b) or 77(2).

74 Te Pohue Domain Recreation Reserve
  • (1) The reservation of Te Pohue Domain Recreation Reserve (being part of Te Pohue Upper Mohaka Recreation Reserve) as a recreation reserve subject to the Reserves Act 1977 is revoked.

    (2) Subject to section 75, the fee simple estate in Te Pohue Domain Recreation Reserve vests in the trustees.

    (3) Te Pohue Domain Recreation Reserve is declared a reserve and classified as a recreation reserve subject to section 17 of the Reserves Act 1977.

    (4) The reserve is named Te Pohue Domain Recreation Reserve.

    (5) The Council is the administering body of Te Pohue Domain Recreation Reserve as if the Council were appointed to control and manage the reserve under section 28 of the Reserves Act 1977.

    (6) Despite section 15 of the Reserves Act 1977, Te Pohue Domain Recreation Reserve may not be exchanged for other land.

    (7) Despite section 41 of the Reserves Act 1977, all management plans relating to Te Pohue Domain Recreation Reserve must be prepared in agreement between the Council and the trustees.

75 Ownership of hall on Te Pohue Domain Recreation Reserve
  • Despite the vesting of Te Pohue Domain Recreation Reserve in the trustees under section 74, the hall does not vest in the trustees and—

    • (a) may remain on Te Pohue Domain Recreation Reserve without the consent of, and without charge by, the trustees; and

    • (b) may be accessed, used, occupied, repaired, maintained, removed, demolished, or replaced by the Council (or any person with the consent of the Council) at any time without the consent of, and without charge by, the trustees; and

    • (c) the trustees are not liable under any enactment or rule of law for any matter in relation to the hall for which they would, apart from this section, be liable by reason of their ownership of Te Pohue Domain Recreation Reserve.

76 Status of Te Pohue Domain Recreation Reserve under Reserves Act 1977
  • Despite the Reserves Act 1977, the reserve status of Te Pohue Domain Recreation Reserve must not be revoked or reclassified.

77 Obligations of Council relating to hall
  • (1) While the hall remains on Te Pohue Domain Recreation Reserve, the Council must keep the hall in the same clean order, repair, and condition as the hall was in at the time of the vesting of Te Pohue Domain Recreation Reserve in the trustees.

    (2) The Council must remove, demolish, or replace the hall if—

    • (a) the hall is damaged or is destroyed so that it is untenantable; and

    • (b) the Council has not repaired the damage or destruction within 12 months of the date on which the damage or destruction occurred.

78 Further provisions relating to removal, demolition, or replacement of hall
  • (1) If the hall is removed, demolished, or replaced under section 75(b) or 77(2), the Council must leave that part of Te Pohue Domain Recreation Reserve in a clean and tidy condition.

    (2) To avoid doubt, nothing in section 75(b) or 77(2) limits or affects the requirements of any enactment that may apply to the removal, demolition, or replacement of the hall.

Lake properties

79 Lake Opouahi property
  • (1) The reservation of bed of Lake Opouahi (being part of Opouahi Scenic Reserve) as a scenic reserve subject to the Reserves Act 1977 is revoked.

    (2) The fee simple estate in bed of Lake Opouahi vests in the trustees.

    (3) The stratum above bed of Lake Opouahi vests in the trustees—

    • (a) as a scenic reserve for the purposes specified in section 19(1)(a) of the Reserves Act 1977; and

    • (b) as if it were vested under section 26 of the Reserves Act 1977.

    (4) Bed of Lake Opouahi is declared a reserve and classified as a scenic reserve for the purposes specified in section 19(1)(a) of the Reserves Act 1977.

    (5) The reserve comprising bed of Lake Opouahi and the stratum above bed of Lake Opouahi is named Lake Opouahi Scenic Reserve.

    (6) The Minister of Conservation must provide the trustees with a registrable right of way easement in relation to the bed of Lake Opouahi and the stratum above bed of Lake Opouahi on the terms and conditions set out in part 6.3 of the documents schedule.

    (7) The easement is—

    • (a) enforceable in accordance with its terms, despite Part 3B of the Conservation Act 1987; and

    • (b) to be treated as having been granted in accordance with Part 3B of that Act; and

    • (c) registrable under section 17ZA(2) of that Act, as if it were a deed to which that provision applied.

80 Lake Orakai property
  • (1) The reservation of bed of Lake Orakai (being part of Tutira Domain Recreation Reserve) as a recreation reserve subject to the Reserves Act 1977 is revoked.

    (2) The fee simple estate in bed of Lake Orakai vests in the trustees.

    (3) The stratum above bed of Lake Orakai vests in the trustees—

    • (a) as a recreation reserve subject to section 17 of the Reserves Act 1977; and

    • (b) as if it were vested under section 26 of the Reserves Act 1977.

    (4) Bed of Lake Orakai is declared a reserve and classified as a recreation reserve subject to section 17 of the Reserves Act 1977.

    (5) The reserve comprising bed of Lake Orakai and the stratum above bed of Lake Orakai is named Lake Orakai Recreation Reserve.

    (6) The Minister of Conservation must provide the trustees with a registrable right of way easement in relation to the bed of Lake Orakai and the stratum above bed of Lake Orakai on the terms and conditions set out in part 6.2 of the documents schedule.

    (7) The easement is—

    • (a) enforceable in accordance with its terms, despite Part 3B of the Conservation Act 1987; and

    • (b) to be treated as having been granted in accordance with Part 3B of that Act; and

    • (c) registrable under section 17ZA(2) of that Act, as if it were a deed to which that provision applied.

81 Part Lake Tūtira property
  • (1) The reservation of part bed of Lake Tūtira (being part of Tutira Domain Recreation Reserve) as a recreation reserve subject to the Reserves Act 1977 is revoked.

    (2) The fee simple estate in part bed of Lake Tūtira vests in the trustees.

    (3) The stratum above part bed of Lake Tūtira vests in the trustees—

    • (a) as a recreation reserve subject to section 17 of the Reserves Act 1977; and

    • (b) as if it were vested under section 26 of the Reserves Act 1977.

    (4) Part bed of Lake Tūtira is declared a reserve and classified as a recreation reserve subject to section 17 of the Reserves Act 1977.

    (5) The reserve comprising part bed of Lake Tūtira and the stratum above part bed of Lake Tūtira is named Lake Tūtira Recreation Reserve.

    (6) The Minister of Conservation must provide the trustees with a registrable right of way easement in relation to part bed of Lake Tūtira and the stratum above part bed of Lake Tūtira on the terms and conditions set out in part 6.2 of the documents schedule.

    (7) The easement is—

    • (a) enforceable in accordance with its terms, despite Part 3B of the Conservation Act 1987; and

    • (b) to be treated as having been granted in accordance with Part 3B of that Act; and

    • (c) registrable under section 17ZA(2) of that Act, as if it were a deed to which that provision applied.

82 Lake Waikopiro property
  • (1) The reservation of bed of Lake Waikopiro (being part of Tutira Domain Recreation Reserve) as a recreation reserve subject to the Reserves Act 1977 is revoked.

    (2) The fee simple estate in bed of Lake Waikopiro vests in the trustees.

    (3) The stratum above bed of Lake Waikopiro vests in the trustees—

    • (a) as a recreation reserve subject to section 17 of the Reserves Act 1977; and

    • (b) as if it were vested under section 26 of the Reserves Act 1977.

    (4) Bed of Lake Waikopiro is declared a reserve and classified as a recreation reserve subject to section 17 of the Reserves Act 1977.

    (5) The reserve comprising bed of Lake Waikopiro and the stratum above bed of Lake Waikopiro is named Lake Waikopiro Recreation Reserve.

    (6) The Minister of Conservation must provide the trustees with a registrable right of way easement in relation to Lake Waikopiro and the stratum above bed of Lake Waikopiro on the terms and conditions set out in part 6.2 of the documents schedule.

    (7) The easement is—

    • (a) enforceable in accordance with its terms, despite Part 3B of the Conservation Act 1987; and

    • (b) to be treated as having been granted in accordance with Part 3B of that Act; and

    • (c) registrable under section 17ZA(2) of that Act, as if it were a deed to which that provision applied.

83 Limits on trustees' rights and obligations in relation to lake properties
  • To avoid doubt, the vesting of a lake property under this subpart does not give any rights to, or impose any obligations on, the trustees in relation to—

    • (a) the waters of the lake; or

    • (b) the aquatic life of the lake (other than plants attached to the bed of the lake).

84 Limits on liability for plants
  • Despite section 83(b), the trustees are not—

    • (a) liable for any plants attached to the bed of a lake property; or

    • (b) responsible for the control or removal of those plants.

85 Limits on liability for contamination
  • (1) Despite any enactment or rule of law, the trustees are not liable for any contamination—

    • (a) of a lake property (including contamination by plants attached to the bed of the lake); or

    • (b) of natural and physical resources by a lake property (including contamination by plants attached to the bed of the lake); or

    • (c) of a lake property that occurred before the settlement date; or

    • (d) if liability for contamination arises only because the trustees are the owners of a lake property.

    (2) Subsection (1) does not apply to the extent that any contamination is caused by an intentional, reckless, or negligent act or omission of the trustees.

    (3) In subsection (1)(b), natural and physical resources has the meaning given in section 2(1) of the Resource Management Act 1991.

86 Boundaries relating to lake properties
  • To the extent that a lake property has moveable boundaries, the boundaries are governed by the common law rules of accretion, erosion, and avulsion.

87 Existing structures
  • (1) Despite the vesting of each lake property under this subpart, an existing structure—

    • (a) does not vest in the trustees; and

    • (b) may remain in or on a lake property without the consent of, and without charge by, the owners of the lake property; and

    • (c) may be used, occupied, accessed, repaired, maintained, removed, or demolished at any time without the consent of, and without charge by, the owners of the lake property.

    (2) However, if the owner of an existing structure removes or demolishes the structure, the owners of the lake property may require the owner of the structure to leave the lake property in a clean and tidy condition.

    (3) In this section and  sections 88 and 89, existing structure

    • (a) means a structure in or on the bed of a lake property to the extent that the structure existed on the settlement date; and

    • (b) includes such a structure whether or not, at any time, it was or is unlawful or unauthorised.

88 Determination of applications relating to existing structures
  • (1) Despite the vesting of each lake property under this subpart, certain applications relating to an existing structure must be determined as if the lake property were owned by the Crown.

    (2) The applications are each application for a resource consent under the Resource Management Act 1991, or for a building consent under the Building Act 2004,—

    • (a) to use, occupy, access, repair, maintain, remove, or demolish the existing structure; or

    • (b) to rectify the non-compliance of the existing structure with that Act.

89 Liability for existing structures
  • The owners of a lake property are not liable under any enactment or rule of law for an existing structure for which they would, apart from this section, be liable by reason of their ownership of the lake property.

90 New structures require consent
  • (1) No person may erect or modify a structure in or on, or attach a structure to, the bed of a lake property, unless the owners of the lake property first give their written consent.

    (2) However, subsection (1) does not apply if section 87 permits the activity relating to the structure.

    (3) The owners may impose conditions on the grant of their consent, including imposing a charge.

General provisions applying to vesting of cultural redress properties

91 Properties vest subject to or together with interests
  • Each cultural redress property vested under this subpart is subject to, or has the benefit of, any interests listed for the property in the third column of the table in Schedule 4.

92 Interests in land for Te Pohue Domain Recreation Reserve
  • (1) This section applies while the Council is treated as if it were appointed to control and manage Te Pohue Domain Recreation Reserve under section 28 of the Reserves Act 1977.

    (2) Despite the appointment of the Council as the administering body for Te Pohue Domain Recreation Reserve under section 74(5), the Council may grant, or be the grantee of, an interest in the property as if it were vested in the Council under section 26 of the Reserves Act 1977.

    (3) If Te Pohue Domain Recreation Reserve is affected by an interest in land listed for the property in Schedule 4, the interest applies as if the Council were the grantor, or the grantee, as the case may be, of the interest in respect of the property.

    (4) Any interest in land that affects Te Pohue Domain Recreation Reserve must be dealt with for registration purposes as if the Council were the registered proprietor of Te Pohue Domain Recreation Reserve.

93 Interests that are not interests in land
  • (1) This section applies if a cultural redress property is subject to an interest (other than an interest in land) listed for the property in Schedule 4 for which there is a grantor, whether or not the interest also applies to land outside the cultural redress property.

    (2) The interest applies as if the owners of the cultural redress property were the grantor of the interest in respect of the property, except to the extent that subsection (3) applies.

    (3) If all or part of the cultural redress property is Te Pohue Domain Recreation Reserve to which section 92 applies, the interest applies as if the Council were the grantor of the interest in respect of Te Pohue Domain Recreation Reserve.

    (4) The interest applies—

    • (a) until the interest expires or is terminated, but any subsequent transfer of the cultural redress property must be ignored in determining whether the interest expires or is or may be terminated; and

    • (b) with any other necessary modifications; and

    • (c) despite any change in status of the land in the property.

94 Registration of ownership
  • (1) This section applies to a cultural redress property vested in the trustees under this subpart.

    (2) Subsection (3) applies to a cultural redress property, but only to the extent that the property is all of the land contained in a computer freehold register.

    (3) The Registrar-General must, on written application by an authorised person,—

    • (a) register the trustees as the proprietors of the fee simple estate in the property; and

    • (b) record any entry on the computer freehold register and do anything else necessary to give effect to this subpart and to part 5 of the deed of settlement.

    (4) Subsection (5) applies to a cultural redress property, but only to the extent that subsection (2) does not apply to the property.

    (5) The Registrar-General must, in accordance with a written application by an authorised person,—

    • (a) create 1 or more computer freehold registers for the fee simple estate in the property in the name of the trustees; and

    • (b) record on the computer freehold register or registers any interests that are registered, notified, or notifiable and that are described in the application.

    (6) Subsection (5) is subject to the completion of any survey necessary to create a computer freehold register.

    (7) A computer freehold register must be created under this section as soon as is reasonably practicable after the settlement date, but no later than—

    • (a) 24 months after the settlement date; or

    • (b) any later date that may be agreed in writing by the Crown and the trustees.

    (8) In this section, authorised person means a person authorised by the Director-General.

95 Application of Part 4A of Conservation Act 1987
  • (1) The vesting of the fee simple estate in a cultural redress property in the trustees under this subpart is a disposition for the purposes of Part 4A of the Conservation Act 1987, but sections 24(2A), 24A, and 24AA of that Act do not apply to the disposition.

    (2) Section 24 of the Conservation Act 1987 does not apply to the vesting of Te Pohue Domain Recreation Reserve.

    (3) Part 4A of the Conservation Act 1987 does not apply to the vesting of a lake property under this subpart.

    (4) Subsection (3) does not limit subsection (1).

96 Matters to be recorded on computer freehold register
  • (1) The Registrar-General must record on any computer freehold register for—

    • (a) Part Opouahi Scenic Reserve that the land is subject to Part 4A of the Conservation Act 1987:

    • (b) Te Pohue Domain Recreation Reserve—

      • (i) that the land is subject to Part 4A of the Conservation Act 1987, but that section 24 of that Act does not apply; and

    • (c) a lake property—

      • (i) that Part 4A of the Conservation Act 1987 does not apply; and

    (2) A notification made under subsection (1) that land is subject to Part 4A of the Conservation Act 1987 is to be treated as having been made in compliance with section 24D(1) of that Act.

    (3) If the reservation of a lake property is revoked for—

    • (a) all of the lake property, the Director-General must apply in writing to the Registrar-General to remove from the computer freehold register or registers for the property the notifications that the property is subject to sections 95(3) and 101:

    • (b) part of the lake property, the Registrar-General must ensure that the notifications referred to in paragraph (a) remain only on the computer freehold register or registers for the part of the property that remains a reserve.

    (4) If section 27 of the Reserves Act 1977 is invoked in relation to the stratum above bed of Lake Opouahi, the stratum above bed of Lake Orakai, the stratum above part bed of Lake Tūtira, or the stratum above bed of Lake Waikopiro for—

    • (a) all of the stratum, the Director-General must apply in writing to the Registrar-General to remove from the computer freehold register for the stratum the notifications that the stratum is subject to sections 95(3) and 101:

    • (b) part of the stratum, the Registrar-General must ensure that the notifications referred to in paragraph (a) remain only on the computer freehold register for that part of the stratum that remains a reserve.

    (5) The Registrar-General must comply with an application received in accordance with subsection (3)(a) or (4)(a) (as the case may be).

97 Application of other enactments
  • (1) The vesting of the fee simple estate in a cultural redress property under this subpart does not—

    • (a) limit section 10 or 11 of the Crown Minerals Act 1991; or

    • (b) affect other rights to subsurface minerals.

    (2) The permission of a council under section 348 of the Local Government Act 1974 is not required for laying out, forming, granting, or reserving a private road, private way, or right of way required to fulfil the terms of the deed of settlement in relation to a cultural redress property.

    (3) Sections 24 and 25 of the Reserves Act 1977 do not apply to the revocation, under this subpart, of the reserve status of a cultural redress property.

    (4) Section 11 and Part 10 of the Resource Management Act 1991 do not apply to—

    • (a) the vesting of the fee simple estate in a cultural redress property under this subpart; or

    • (b) any matter incidental to, or required for the purpose of, the vesting.

98 Minister of Conservation may grant easements
  • (1) The Minister of Conservation may grant any easement over a conservation area or reserve that is required to fulfil the terms of the deed of settlement in relation to a cultural redress property.

    (2) Any such easement is—

    • (a) enforceable in accordance with its terms, despite Part 3B of the Conservation Act 1987; and

    • (b) to be treated as having been granted in accordance with Part 3B of that Act; and

    • (c) registrable under section 17ZA(2) of that Act, as if it were a deed to which that provision applied.

Further provisions applying to reserve properties

99 Application of other enactments to reserve properties
  • (1) Except as provided in section 74, the trustees are the administering body for a reserve property.

    (2) Sections 48A, 114, and 115 of the Reserves Act 1977 apply to a reserve property, despite sections 48A(6), 114(5), and 115(6) of that Act.

    (3) Sections 78(1)(a), 79 to 81, and 88 of the Reserves Act 1977 do not apply in relation to a reserve property.

    (4) If the reservation of a reserve property under this subpart is revoked under section 24 of the Reserves Act 1977 for all or part of the property, section 25(2) of that Act applies to the revocation, but not the rest of section 25 of that Act.

    (5) To avoid doubt, subsection (4) does not apply to—

    • (a) the stratum above bed of Lake Opouahi:

    • (b) the stratum above bed of Lake Orakai:

    • (c) the stratum above part bed of Lake Tūtira:

    • (d) the stratum above bed of Lake Waikopiro.

    (6) A reserve property is not a Crown protected area under the New Zealand Geographic Board (Ngā Pou Taunaha o Aotearoa) Act 2008, despite anything in that Act.

    (7) The name of a reserve property must not be changed or a name assigned to it under section 16(10) of the Reserves Act 1977 without the written consent of the owners of the property, and section 16(10A) of that Act does not apply to the proposed change.

100 Meaning of reserve land
  • In sections 101 to 104, reserve land means all or the part of a reserve property that remains a reserve under the Reserves Act 1977 after the property has vested in the trustees under this subpart.

101 Subsequent transfer of reserve land
  • (1) This section applies to the subsequent transfer of the reserve land.

    (2) The fee simple estate in the reserve land in a lake property may be transferred only in accordance with section 102 or 103.

    (3) Despite section 103, the fee simple estate in Te Pohue Domain Recreation Reserve may be transferred only in accordance with section 102.

102 Transfer of reserve land if trustees change
  • The registered proprietors of the reserve land may transfer the fee simple estate in the reserve land if—

    • (a) the transferors of the reserve land are or were the trustees of a trust; and

    • (b) the transferees are the trustees of the same trust, after any new trustee has been appointed to the trust or any transferor has ceased to be a trustee of the trust; and

    • (c) the instrument to transfer the reserve land is accompanied by a certificate given by the transferees, or the transferees' solicitor, verifying that paragraphs (a) and (b) apply.

103 Transfer of reserve land to new administering body
  • (1) The registered proprietors of the reserve land may apply in writing to the Minister of Conservation for consent to transfer the fee simple estate in the reserve land to 1 or more persons (the new owners).

    (2) The Minister of Conservation must give written consent to the transfer if the registered proprietors satisfy the Minister that the new owners are able to—

    • (b) perform the duties of an administering body under that Act.

    (3) The Registrar-General must, upon receiving the required documents, register the new owners as the proprietors of the fee simple estate in the reserve land.

    (4) The required documents are—

    • (a) a transfer instrument to transfer the fee simple estate in the reserve land to the new owners, including a notification that the new owners are to hold the reserve land for the same reserve purposes as those for which it was held by the administering body immediately before the transfer; and

    • (b) the written consent of the Minister of Conservation to the transfer of the reserve land; and

    • (c) any other document required for the registration of the transfer instrument.

    (5) The new owners, from the time of their registration under this section,—

    • (a) are the administering body of the reserve land; and

    • (b) hold the reserve land for the same reserve purposes as those for which it was held by the administering body immediately before the transfer; and

    • (c) have the same rights and obligations (including under this subpart) as the registered proprietors had immediately before the transfer.

    (6) A transfer that complies with this section need not comply with any other requirements.

    (7) To avoid doubt, section 27 of the Reserves Act 1977 continues to apply to any part of the reserve land that is vested under any of sections 79(3), 80(3), 81(3), and 82(3) as if the new owners were the trustees.

104 Reserve land not to be mortgaged
  • The owners of reserve land must not mortgage, or give a security interest in, the reserve land.

105 Saving of bylaws, etc, in relation to reserve properties
  • (1) This section applies to any bylaw, or any prohibition or restriction on use or access, that an administering body or the Minister of Conservation made or imposed under the Conservation Act 1987 or the Reserves Act 1977 in relation to a reserve property before the property was vested in the trustees under this subpart.

    (2) The bylaw, prohibition, or restriction remains in force until it expires or is revoked under the Conservation Act 1987 or the Reserves Act 1977.

Names of Crown protected areas

106 Names of Crown protected areas discontinued
  • (1) Subsection (2) applies to the land, or the part of the land, in a cultural redress property that, immediately before the settlement date, was all or part of a Crown protected area.

    (2) The official geographic name of the Crown protected area is discontinued in respect of the land, or the part of the land, and the Board must amend the Gazetteer accordingly.

    (3) In this section, Board, Crown protected area, Gazetteer, and official geographic name have the meanings given in section 4 of the New Zealand Geographic Board (Ngā Pou Taunaha o Aotearoa) Act 2008.

Subpart 9Vesting and gifting back of properties

107 Delayed vesting and gifting back of gifting-back properties
  • (1) The fee simple estate in a gifting-back property vests in the trustees on the vesting date.

    (2) On the seventh day after the vesting date, the fee simple estate in a gifting-back property vests in the Crown as a gifting back to the Crown by the trustees for the people of New Zealand.

    (3) However, the following matters apply as if the vestings had not occurred:

    • (b) any enactment, instrument, or interest that applied to a gifting-back property immediately before the vesting date continues to apply to it; and

    • (c) to the extent that the statutory acknowledgement or the Tātai Tūāpapa applies to a gifting-back property immediately before the vesting date, it continues to apply to that property; and

    • (d) the Crown retains all liability for a gifting-back property.

    (4) The vestings are not affected by Part 4A of the Conservation Act 1987, section 11 or Part 10 of the Resource Management Act 1991, or any other enactment.

    (5) In this section,—

    gifting-back property means each of the following sites and each site means the land described by that name in Schedule 5:

    • (a) Bellbird Bush Scenic Reserve:

    • (b) Boundary Stream Scenic Reserve:

    • (c) balance of the Opouahi Scenic Reserve:

    • (d) Whakaari Landing Place Reserve

    vesting date means 12 January 2017.

Part 3
Commercial redress

108 Interpretation
  • In subparts 1 to 3,—

    commercial redress property means a property described in part 3 of the property redress schedule

    Crown forest land has the meaning given in section 2(1) of the Crown Forest Assets Act 1989

    Crown forestry assets has the meaning given in section 2(1) of the Crown Forest Assets Act 1989

    Crown forestry licence

    • (a) has the meaning given in section 2(1) of the Crown Forest Assets Act 1989; and

    • (b) in relation to the licensed land, means the licence described in the third column of the table in part 3 of the property redress schedule

    Crown forestry rental trust means the forestry rental trust referred to in section 34 of the Crown Forest Assets Act 1989

    Crown forestry rental trust deed means the trust deed made on 30 April 1990 establishing the Crown forestry rental trust

    land holding agency means the land holding agency specified for a commercial redress property in part 3 of the property redress schedule

    licensed land

    • (a) means Part Esk Forest described as licensed land in part 3 of the property redress schedule; but

    • (b) excludes trees growing, standing, or lying on the land; and

    • (c) excludes improvements that have been—

      • (i) acquired by a purchaser of the trees on the land; or

      • (ii) made by the purchaser or the licensee after the purchaser has acquired the trees on the land

    licensee means the registered holder of the Crown forestry licence

    licensor means the licensor of the Crown forestry licence

    protected site means any area of land situated in the licensed land that—

    • (a) is a wāhi tapu or wāhi tapu area within the meaning of section 6 of the Heritage New Zealand Pouhere Taonga Act 2014; and

    • (b) is, at any time, entered on the New Zealand Heritage List/Rārangi Kōrero as defined in section 6 of that Act

    right of access means the right conferred by section 118.

    Section 108 protected site paragraph (a): replaced, on 20 May 2014, by section 107 of the Heritage New Zealand Pouhere Taonga Act 2014 (2014 No 26).

    Section 108 protected site paragraph (b): replaced, on 20 May 2014, by section 107 of the Heritage New Zealand Pouhere Taonga Act 2014 (2014 No 26).

Subpart 1Transfer of commercial redress properties

109 The Crown may transfer properties
  • (1) To give effect to part 6 of the deed of settlement, the Crown (acting by and through the chief executive of the land holding agency) is authorised to—

    • (a) transfer the fee simple estate in a commercial redress property to the trustees; and

    • (b) sign a transfer instrument or other document, or do anything else, as necessary to effect the transfer.

    (2) To avoid doubt, subsection (1)(b) authorises the chief executive of the Ministry of Justice to accept, on behalf of Her Majesty the Queen, a transfer of Opouahi Station (as described in part 3 of the property redress schedule) from Landcorp Holdings Limited to Her Majesty the Queen.

110 Minister of Conservation may grant easements
  • (1) The Minister of Conservation may grant any easement over a conservation area or reserve that is required to fulfil the terms of the deed of settlement in relation to a commercial redress property.

    (2) Any such easement is—

    • (a) enforceable in accordance with its terms, despite Part 3B of the Conservation Act 1987; and

    • (b) to be treated as having been granted in accordance with Part 3B of that Act; and

    • (c) registrable under section 17ZA(2) of that Act, as if it were a deed to which that provision applied.

111 Computer freehold registers for commercial redress properties
  • (1) This section applies to the transfer under section 109 of a commercial redress property (other than licensed land).

    (2) However, this section applies only to the extent that—

    • (a) the property is not all of the land contained in a computer freehold register; or

    • (b) there is no computer freehold register for all or part of the property.

    (3) The Registrar-General must, in accordance with a written application by an authorised person,—

    • (a) create a computer freehold register for the fee simple estate in the property in the name of the Crown; and

    • (b) record on the computer freehold register any interests that are registered, notified, or notifiable and that are described in the application; but

    • (c) omit any statement of purpose from the computer freehold register.

    (4) Subsection (3) is subject to the completion of any survey necessary to create a computer freehold register.

    (5) In this section and sections 112 and 113, authorised person means a person authorised by the chief executive of the land holding agency for the relevant property.

112 Computer freehold register for licensed land subject to single Crown forestry licence
  • (1) This section applies to licensed land that is subject to a single Crown forestry licence and is to be transferred to the trustees under section 109.

    (2) The Registrar-General must, in accordance with a written application by an authorised person,—

    • (a) create a computer freehold register in the name of the Crown for the fee simple estate in the property; and

    • (b) record on the computer freehold register any interests that are registered, notified, or notifiable and that are described in the application; but

    • (c) omit any statement of purpose from the computer freehold register.

    (3) Subsection (2) is subject to the completion of any survey necessary to create a computer freehold register.

113 Authorised person may grant covenant for later creation of computer freehold register
  • (1) For the purposes of sections 111 and 112, the authorised person may grant a covenant for the later creation of a computer freehold register for any commercial redress property.

    (2) Despite the Land Transfer Act 1952,—

    • (a) the authorised person may request the Registrar-General to register the covenant under that Act by creating a computer interest register; and

    • (b) the Registrar-General must comply with the request.

114 Application of other enactments
  • (1) This section applies to the transfer to the trustees of the fee simple estate in a commercial redress property.

    (2) The transfer is a disposition for the purposes of Part 4A of the Conservation Act 1987, but sections 24(2A), 24A, and 24AA of that Act do not apply to the disposition.

    (3) The transfer does not—

    • (a) limit section 10 or 11 of the Crown Minerals Act 1991; or

    • (b) affect other rights to subsurface minerals.

    (4) The permission of a council under section 348 of the Local Government Act 1974 is not required for laying out, forming, granting, or reserving a private road, private way, or right of way required to fulfil the terms of the deed of settlement in relation to the transfer.

    (5) Section 11 and Part 10 of the Resource Management Act 1991 do not apply to the transfer or to any matter incidental to, or required for the purpose of, the transfer.

    (6) In exercising the powers conferred by section 109, the Crown is not required to comply with any other enactment that would otherwise regulate or apply to the transfer.

    (7) Subsection (6) is subject to subsections (2) and (3).

Subpart 2Licensed land

115 Licensed land ceases to be Crown forest land
  • (1) The licensed land ceases to be Crown forest land upon the registration of the transfer of the fee simple estate in the land to the trustees.

    (2) However, the Crown, courts, and tribunals must not do or omit to do anything if that act or omission would, between the settlement date and the date of registration, be permitted by the Crown Forest Assets Act 1989 but be inconsistent with this subpart, part 6 of the deed of settlement, or part 4 of the property redress schedule.

116 Trustees are confirmed beneficiaries and licensors of licensed land
  • (1) The trustees are the confirmed beneficiaries under clause 11.1 of the Crown forestry rental trust deed in relation to the licensed land.

    (2) The effect of subsection (1) is that—

    • (a) the trustees are entitled to the rental proceeds payable for the licensed land to the trustees of the Crown forestry rental trust under a Crown forestry licence since the commencement of the licence; and

    • (b) all the provisions of the Crown forestry rental trust deed apply on the basis that the trustees are the confirmed beneficiaries in relation to the licensed land.

    (3) The Crown must give notice under section 17(4)(b) of the Crown Forest Assets Act 1989 in respect of a Crown forestry licence, even though the Waitangi Tribunal has not made a recommendation under section 8HB(1)(a) of the Treaty of Waitangi Act 1975 for the return of the licensed land.

    (4) Notice given by the Crown under subsection (3) has effect as if—

    • (a) the Waitangi Tribunal had made a recommendation under section 8HB(1)(a) of the Treaty of Waitangi Act 1975 for the return of the licensed land; and

    • (b) the recommendation had become final on the settlement date.

    (5) The trustees are the licensors under the Crown forestry licence as if the licensed land had been returned to Māori ownership—

    • (a) on the settlement date; and

    • (b) under section 36 of the Crown Forest Assets Act 1989.

    (6) However, section 36(1)(b) of the Crown Forest Assets Act 1989 does not apply to the licensed land.

117 Effect of transfer of licensed land
  • (1) Section 116 applies whether or not—

    • (a) the transfer of the fee simple estate in the licensed land has been registered; or

    • (b) the processes described in clause 17.4 of the Crown forestry licence have been completed.

    (2) To the extent that the Crown has not completed the processes referred to in subsection (1)(b) before the settlement date, it must continue those processes—

    • (a) on and after the settlement date; and

    • (b) until the processes are completed.

    (3) For the period starting on the settlement date until the completion of the processes referred to in subsections (1) and (2), the licence fee payable under the Crown forestry licence in respect of the licensed land is the amount calculated in the manner described in paragraphs 4.23 and 4.24 of the property redress schedule.

    (4) On and from the settlement date, references to the prospective proprietors in clause 17.4 of the Crown forestry licence must, in relation to the licensed land, be read as references to the trustees.

Subpart 3Access to protected sites

118 Right of access to protected sites
  • (1) The owner of land on which a protected site is situated and any person holding an interest in, or right of occupancy to, that land must allow Māori for whom the protected site is of special cultural, historical, or spiritual significance to have access across the land to each protected site.

    (2) Subsection (1) takes effect on and from the date of the transfer of a property to the trustees.

    (3) The right of access may be exercised by vehicle or by foot over any reasonably convenient routes specified by the owner.

    (4) The right of access is subject to the following conditions:

    • (a) a person intending to exercise the right of access must give the owner reasonable notice in writing of his or her intention to exercise that right; and

    • (b) the right of access may be exercised only at reasonable times and during daylight hours; and

    • (c) a person exercising the right of access must observe any conditions imposed by the owner relating to the time, location, or manner of access that are reasonably required—

      • (i) for the safety of people; or

      • (ii) for the protection of land, improvements, flora and fauna, plant and equipment, or livestock; or

      • (iii) for operational reasons.

119 Right of access over licensed land
  • (1) A right of access over licensed land is subject to the terms of any Crown forestry licence.

    (2) However, subsection (1) does not apply if the licensee has agreed to the right of access being exercised.

    (3) An amendment to a Crown forestry licence is of no effect to the extent that it would—

    • (a) delay the date from which a person may exercise a right of access; or

    • (b) adversely affect a right of access in any other way.

120 Right of access to be recorded on computer freehold registers
  • (1) This section applies to the transfer to the trustees of any licensed land.

    (2) The transfer instrument for the transfer must include a statement that the land is subject to a right of access to any protected sites on the land.

    (3) The Registrar-General must, upon the registration of the transfer of the land, record on any computer freehold register for the land that the land is subject to a right of access to protected sites on the land.

Subpart 4Right of first refusal over RFR land

121 Interpretation
  • In this subpart and Schedule 6,—

    control, for the purposes of paragraph (d) of the definition of Crown body, means,—

    • (a) for a company, control of the composition of its board of directors; and

    • (b) for another body, control of the composition of the group that would be its board of directors if the body were a company

    Crown body means—

    • (a) a Crown entity, as defined in section 7(1) of the Crown Entities Act 2004; and

    • (b) a State enterprise, as defined in section 2 of the State-Owned Enterprises Act 1986; and

    • (c) the New Zealand Railways Corporation; and

    • (d) a company or body that is wholly owned or controlled by 1 or more of the following:

      • (i) the Crown:

      • (ii) a Crown entity:

      • (iii) a State enterprise:

      • (iv) the New Zealand Railways Corporation; and

    • (e) a subsidiary or related company of a company or body referred to in paragraph (d)

    dispose of, in relation to RFR land,—

    • (a) means to—

      • (i) transfer or vest the fee simple estate in the land; or

      • (ii) grant a lease of the land for a term that is, or will be (if any rights of renewal or extension are exercised under the lease), 50 years or longer; but

    • (b) to avoid doubt, does not include to—

      • (i) mortgage, or give a security interest in, the land; or

      • (ii) grant an easement over the land; or

      • (iii) consent to an assignment of a lease, or to a sublease, of the land; or

      • (iv) remove an improvement, a fixture, or a fitting from the land

    expiry date, in relation to an offer, means its expiry date under sections 124(2)(a) and 125

    notice means a notice given under this subpart

    offer means an offer by an RFR landowner, made in accordance with section 124, to dispose of RFR land to the trustees

    public work has the meaning given in section 2 of the Public Works Act 1981

    RFR area means the area shown on SO 459557

    RFR landowner, in relation to RFR land,—

    • (a) means the Crown, if the land is vested in the Crown or the Crown holds the fee simple estate in the land; and

    • (b) means a Crown body, if the body holds the fee simple estate in the land; and

    • (c) includes a local authority to which RFR land has been disposed of under section 130(1); but

    • (d) to avoid doubt, does not include an administering body in which RFR land is vested—

      • (i) on the settlement date; or

    RFR period, for the RFR land, means the period of 172 years on and from the settlement date.

122 Meaning of RFR land
  • (1) In this subpart, RFR land means—

    • (a) the land that is within the RFR area that, on the settlement date, is—

      • (i) vested in the Crown; or

      • (ii) held in fee simple by the Crown; or

      • (iii) a reserve vested in an administering body that derived title to the reserve from the Crown and that would, on the application of section 25 or 27 of the Reserves Act 1977, revest in the Crown; and

    (2) RFR land does not include a commercial redress property.

    (3) Land ceases to be RFR land if—

    • (a) the fee simple estate in the land transfers from the RFR landowner to—

      • (i) the trustees or their nominee (for example, under a contract formed under section 128); or

      • (ii) any other person (including the Crown or a Crown body) under section 123(c); or

    • (b) the fee simple estate in the land transfers or vests from the RFR landowner to or in a person other than the Crown or a Crown body—

      • (ii) under any matter referred to in section 139(1) (which specifies matters that may override the obligations of an RFR landowner under this subpart); or

    • (c) the RFR period for the land ends.

Restrictions on disposal of RFR land

123 Restrictions on disposal of RFR land
  • An RFR landowner must not dispose of RFR land to a person other than the trustees or their nominee unless the land is disposed of—

    • (c) within 2 years after the expiry date of an offer by the RFR landowner to dispose of the land to the trustees if the offer to the trustees was—

      • (ii) made on terms that were the same as, or more favourable to the trustees than, the terms of the disposal to the person; and

Trustees’ right of first refusal

124 Requirements for offer
  • (1) An offer by an RFR landowner to dispose of RFR land to the trustees must be by notice to the trustees.

    (2) The notice must include—

    • (a) the terms of the offer, including its expiry date; and

    • (b) the legal description of the land, including any interests affecting it, and the reference for any computer register for the land; and

    • (c) a statement that identifies the RFR land as RFR land; and

    • (d) a street address for the land (if applicable); and

    • (e) a street address, postal address, and fax number for the trustees to give notices to the RFR landowner in relation to the offer.

125 Expiry date of offer
  • (1) The expiry date of an offer must be on or after the date that is 40 working days after the date on which the trustees receive notice of the offer.

    (2) However, the expiry date of an offer may be on or after the date that is 20 working days after the date on which the trustees receive notice of the offer if—

    • (a) the trustees received an earlier offer to dispose of the land; and

    • (b) the expiry date of the earlier offer was not more than 6 months before the expiry date of the later offer; and

    • (c) the earlier offer was not withdrawn.

126 Withdrawal of offer
  • The RFR landowner may, by notice to the trustees, withdraw an offer at any time before it is accepted.

127 Acceptance of offer
  • (1) The trustees may, by notice to the RFR landowner who made an offer, accept the offer if—

    • (a) it has not been withdrawn; and

    • (b) its expiry date has not passed.

    (2) The trustees must accept all the RFR land offered, unless the offer permits them to accept less.

128 Formation of contract
  • (1) If the trustees accept an offer by an RFR landowner to dispose of RFR land, a contract for the disposal of the land is formed between the RFR landowner and the trustees on the terms in the offer.

    (2) The terms of the contract may be varied by written agreement between the RFR landowner and the trustees.

    (3) Under the contract, the trustees may nominate any person other than the trustees (the nominee) to receive the transfer of the RFR land.

    (4) The trustees may nominate a nominee only if—

    • (a) the nominee is lawfully able to hold the RFR land; and

    • (b) notice is given to the RFR landowner on or before the day that is 10 working days before the day on which the transfer is to settle.

    (5) The notice must specify—

    • (a) the full name of the nominee; and

    • (b) any other details about the nominee that the RFR landowner needs in order to transfer the RFR land to the nominee.

    (6) If the trustees nominate a nominee, the trustees remain liable for the obligations of the transferee under the contract.

Disposals to others but land remains RFR land

129 Disposal to the Crown or Crown bodies
  • (1) An RFR landowner may dispose of RFR land to—

    • (a) the Crown; or

    • (b) a Crown body.

    (2) To avoid doubt, the Crown may dispose of RFR land to a Crown body in accordance with section 143(5) or 206 of the Education Act 1989.

130 Disposal of existing public works to local authorities
  • (1) An RFR landowner may dispose of RFR land that is a public work, or part of a public work, in accordance with section 50 of the Public Works Act 1981 to a local authority, as defined in section 2 of that Act.

    (2) To avoid doubt, if RFR land is disposed of to a local authority under subsection (1), the local authority becomes—

    • (a) the RFR landowner of the land; and

    • (b) subject to the obligations of an RFR landowner under this subpart.

131 Disposal of reserves to administering bodies
  • (1) An RFR landowner may dispose of RFR land in accordance with section 26 or 26A of the Reserves Act 1977.

    (2) To avoid doubt, if RFR land that is a reserve is vested in an administering body under subsection (1), the administering body does not become—

    • (a) the RFR landowner of the land; or

    • (b) subject to the obligations of an RFR landowner under this subpart.

    (3) However, if RFR land vests back in the Crown under section 25 or 27 of the Reserves Act 1977, the Crown becomes—

    • (a) the RFR landowner of the land; and

    • (b) subject to the obligations of an RFR landowner under this subpart.

Disposals to others where land may cease to be RFR land

132 Disposal in accordance with obligations under enactment or rule of law
  • An RFR landowner may dispose of RFR land in accordance with an obligation under any enactment or rule of law.

133 Disposal in accordance with legal or equitable obligations
  • An RFR landowner may dispose of RFR land in accordance with—

    • (a) a legal or an equitable obligation that—

      • (i) was unconditional before the settlement date; or

      • (ii) was conditional before the settlement date but became unconditional on or after the settlement date; or

      • (iii) arose after the exercise (whether before, on, or after the settlement date) of an option existing before the settlement date; or

    • (b) the requirements, existing before the settlement date, of a gift, an endowment, or a trust relating to the land.

134 Disposal under certain legislation
135 Disposal of land held for public works
  • (1) An RFR landowner may dispose of RFR land in accordance with—

    • (d) section 117(3)(b) of the Public Works Act 1981 if the land is disposed of to the owner of adjoining land; or

    (2) To avoid doubt, RFR land may be disposed of by an order of the Maori Land Court under section 134 of Te Ture Whenua Maori Act 1993, after an application by an RFR landowner under section 41(e) of the Public Works Act 1981.

136 Disposal for reserve or conservation purposes
  • An RFR landowner may dispose of RFR land in accordance with—

137 Disposal for charitable purposes
  • An RFR landowner may dispose of RFR land as a gift for charitable purposes.

138 Disposal to tenants
  • The Crown may dispose of RFR land—

    • (a) that was held on the settlement date for education purposes to a person who, immediately before the disposal, is a tenant of the land or all or part of a building on the land; or

    • (b) under section 67 of the Land Act 1948, if the disposal is to a lessee under a lease of the land granted—

      • (i) before the settlement date; or

      • (ii) on or after the settlement date under a right of renewal in a lease granted before the settlement date; or

RFR landowner obligations

139 RFR landowner’s obligations subject to other matters
  • (1) An RFR landowner’s obligations under this subpart in relation to RFR land are subject to—

    • (a) any other enactment or rule of law except that, in the case of a Crown body, the obligations apply despite the purpose, functions, or objectives of the Crown body; and

    • (b) any interest, or legal or equitable obligation, that—

      • (i) prevents or limits an RFR landowner’s disposal of RFR land to the trustees; and

      • (ii) the RFR landowner cannot satisfy by taking reasonable steps; and

    • (c) the terms of a mortgage over, or security interest in, RFR land.

    (2) For the purposes of subsection (1)(b)(ii), reasonable steps do not include steps to promote the passing of an enactment.

Notices about RFR land

140 Notice to LINZ of RFR land with computer register after settlement date
  • (1) If a computer register is first created for RFR land after the settlement date, the RFR landowner must give the chief executive of LINZ notice that the register has been created.

    (2) If land for which there is a computer register becomes RFR land after the settlement date, the RFR landowner must give the chief executive of LINZ notice that the land has become RFR land.

    (3) The notice must be given as soon as is reasonably practicable after a computer register is first created for the RFR land or after the land becomes RFR land.

    (4) The notice must include the legal description of the land and the reference for the computer register.

141 Notice to trustees of disposal of RFR land to others
  • (1) An RFR landowner must give the trustees notice of the disposal of RFR land by the landowner to a person other than the trustees or their nominee.

    (2) The notice must be given on or before the date that is 20 working days before the day of the disposal.

    (3) The notice must include—

    • (a) the legal description of the land, including any interests affecting it; and

    • (b) the reference for any computer register for the land; and

    • (c) the street address for the land (if applicable); and

    • (d) the name of the person to whom the land is being disposed of; and

    • (e) an explanation of how the disposal complies with section 123; and

    • (f) if the disposal is to be made under section 123(c), a copy of any written contract for the disposal.

142 Notice to LINZ of land ceasing to be RFR land
  • (1) This section applies if land contained in a computer register is to cease being RFR land because—

    • (a) the fee simple estate in the land is to transfer from the RFR landowner to—

      • (i) the trustees or their nominee (for example, under a contract formed under section 128); or

      • (ii) any other person (including the Crown or a Crown body) under section 123(c); or

    • (b) the fee simple estate in the land is to transfer or vest from the RFR landowner to or in a person other than the Crown or a Crown body—

    (2) The RFR landowner must, as early as practicable before the transfer or vesting, give the chief executive of LINZ notice that the land is to cease being RFR land.

    (3) The notice must include—

    • (a) the legal description of the land; and

    • (b) the reference for the computer register for the land; and

    • (c) the details of the transfer or vesting of the land.

143 Notice requirements
  • Schedule 6 applies to notices given under this subpart by or to—

    • (a) an RFR landowner; or

    • (b) the trustees.

Right of first refusal recorded on computer registers

144 Right of first refusal to be recorded on computer registers for RFR land
  • (1) The chief executive of LINZ must issue to the Registrar-General 1 or more certificates that specify the legal descriptions of, and identify the computer registers for,—

    • (a) the RFR land for which there is a computer register on the settlement date; and

    • (b) the RFR land for which a computer register is first created after the settlement date; and

    • (c) land for which there is a computer register that becomes RFR land after the settlement date.

    (2) The chief executive must issue a certificate as soon as is reasonably practicable—

    • (a) after the settlement date, for RFR land for which there is a computer register on the settlement date; or

    • (b) after receiving a notice under section 140 that a computer register has been created for the RFR land or that the land has become RFR land, for any other land.

    (3) Each certificate must state that it is issued under this section.

    (4) The chief executive must provide a copy of each certificate to the trustees as soon as is reasonably practicable after issuing the certificate.

    (5) The Registrar-General must, as soon as is reasonably practicable after receiving a certificate issued under this section, record on each computer register for the RFR land identified in the certificate that the land is—

    • (b) subject to this subpart (which restricts disposal, including leasing, of the land).

145 Removal of notifications when land to be transferred or vested
  • (1) The chief executive of LINZ must, before registration of the transfer or vesting of land described in a notice received under section 142, issue to the Registrar-General a certificate that includes—

    • (a) the legal description of the land; and

    • (b) the reference for the computer register for the land; and

    • (c) the details of the transfer or vesting of the land; and

    • (d) a statement that the certificate is issued under this section.

    (2) The chief executive must provide a copy of each certificate to the trustees as soon as is reasonably practicable after issuing the certificate.

    (3) If the Registrar-General receives a certificate issued under this section, he or she must, immediately before registering the transfer or vesting described in the certificate, remove from the computer register identified in the certificate any notification recorded under section 144 for the land described in the certificate.

146 Removal of notifications when RFR period ends
  • (1) The chief executive of LINZ must, as soon as is reasonably practicable after the RFR period ends in respect of any RFR land, issue to the Registrar-General a certificate that includes—

    • (a) the reference for each computer register for that RFR land that still has a notification recorded under section 144; and

    • (b) a statement that the certificate is issued under this section.

    (2) The chief executive must provide a copy of each certificate to the trustees as soon as is reasonably practicable after issuing the certificate.

    (3) The Registrar-General must, as soon as is reasonably practicable after receiving a certificate issued under this section, remove any notification recorded under section 144 from any computer register identified in the certificate.

General provisions applying to right of first refusal

147 Waiver and variation
  • (1) The trustees may, by notice to an RFR landowner, waive any or all of the rights the trustees have in relation to the landowner under this subpart.

    (2) The trustees and an RFR landowner may agree in writing to vary or waive any of the rights each has in relation to the other under this subpart.

    (3) A waiver or an agreement under this section is on the terms, and applies for the period, specified in it.

148 Disposal of Crown bodies not affected
  • This subpart does not limit the ability of the Crown, or a Crown body, to sell or dispose of a Crown body.

149 Assignment of rights and obligations under this subpart
  • (1) Subsection (3) applies if the RFR holder—

    • (a) assigns the RFR holder's rights and obligations under this subpart to 1 or more persons in accordance with the RFR holder's constitutional document; and

    • (b) has given the notices required by subsection (2).

    (2) The RFR holder must give notices to each RFR landowner—

    • (a) stating that the RFR holder's rights and obligations under this subpart are being assigned under this section; and

    • (b) specifying the date of the assignment; and

    • (c) specifying the names of the assignees and, if they are the trustees of a trust, the name of the trust; and

    • (d) specifying the street address, postal address, or fax number for notices to the assignees.

    (3) This subpart and Schedule 6 apply to the assignees (instead of to the RFR holder) as if the assignees were the trustees, with any necessary modifications.

    (4) In this section,—

    constitutional document means the trust deed or other instrument adopted for the governance of the RFR holder

    RFR holder means the 1 or more persons who have the rights and obligations of the trustees under this subpart, either because—

    • (a) they are the trustees; or

    • (b) they have previously been assigned those rights and obligations under this section.


Schedule 1
Description of Tangoio Soil Conservation Reserve

s 20

41.0756 hectares, more or less, being Part Sections 3 and 10 Block XVI Maungaharuru Survey District. All Proclamation 91747.

491.9175 hectares, more or less, being Part Section 6 and Part Sections 7 and 12 Block XVI Maungaharuru Survey District, Sections 32, 37 and 39, Part Sections 8, 33, and 38, Part Sections 35 and 36 Block IV Puketapu Survey District and Sections 2, 5, 9, 10, 11, 14, 15, and 26 SO 320789. All computer freehold register 170653.

8.9815 hectares, more or less, being Section 19 Block IV Puketapu Survey District. All Proclamation 109324.

0.4553 hectares, more or less, being Section 24 Block IV Puketapu Survey District. All Proclamation 102168.

1.8077 hectares, more or less, being Section 43 Block IV Puketapu Survey District. All Proclamation 158894.

5.3886 hectares, more or less, being Sections 52, 55, and 57 Block IV Puketapu Survey District. All Gazette 1989 page 2845.

Total area: 549.6262 hectares


Schedule 2
Statutory areas

ss 37, 46

Part 1
Areas subject to statutory acknowledgement

Statutory area Location
Earthquake Slip Marginal Strip As shown on OTS-201-20
Moeangiangi Marginal Strip As shown on OTS-201-21
Esk Kiwi Sanctuary Area As shown on OTS-201-22
Tangoio Falls Scenic Reserve As shown on OTS-201-23
White Pine Bush Scenic Reserve As shown on OTS-201-24
Mangapukahu Scenic Reserve As shown on OTS-201-25
Te Kuta Recreation Reserve As shown on OTS-201-26
Waipatiki Scenic Reserve As shown on OTS-201-27
Waikoau Conservation Area As shown on OTS-201-28
Peaks of Maungaharuru Range As shown on OTS-201-29
Balance of the Tutira Domain Recreation Reserve As shown on OTS-201-30
Balance of the Opouahi Scenic Reserve As shown on OTS-201-31
Anaura Stream and its tributaries As shown on OTS-201-32
Aropaoanui River and its tributaries As shown on OTS-201-33
Esk River and its tributaries As shown on OTS-201-34
Mahiaruhe Stream and its tributaries As shown on OTS-201-35
Te Ngarue Stream and its tributaries As shown on OTS-201-36
Waikari River and its tributaries As shown on OTS-201-37
Waikoau River and its tributaries As shown on OTS-201-38
Moeangiangi River and its tributaries As shown on OTS-201-39
Hapū Coastal Marine Area As shown on OTS-201-40
Rocks and Reefs As shown on OTS-201-41
Sandy Creek and its tributaries As shown on OTS-201-43
Waitaha Stream and its tributaries As shown on OTS-201-44
Pākuratahi Stream and its tributaries As shown on OTS-201-45
Boundary Stream Scenic Reserve As shown on OTS-201-46
Bellbird Bush Scenic Reserve As shown on OTS-201-47
Whakaari Landing Place Reserve As shown on OTS-201-48
Tangoio Marginal Strip As shown on OTS-201-49
Waipatiki Beach Marginal Strip As shown on OTS-201-50

Part 2
Areas also subject to deeds of recognition

Statutory area Location
Earthquake Slip Marginal Strip As shown on OTS-201-20
Moeangiangi Marginal Strip As shown on OTS-201-21
Esk Kiwi Sanctuary Area As shown on OTS-201-22
Tangoio Falls Scenic Reserve As shown on OTS-201-23
White Pine Bush Scenic Reserve As shown on OTS-201-24
Mangapukahu Scenic Reserve As shown on OTS-201-25
Te Kuta Recreation Reserve As shown on OTS-201-26
Waipatiki Scenic Reserve As shown on OTS-201-27
Waikoau Conservation Area As shown on OTS-201-28
Peaks of Maungaharuru Range As shown on OTS-201-29
Anaura Stream and its tributaries As shown on OTS-201-32
Aropaoanui River and its tributaries As shown on OTS-201-33
Esk River and its tributaries As shown on OTS-201-34
Mahiaruhe Stream and its tributaries As shown on OTS-201-35
Te Ngarue Stream and its tributaries  As shown on OTS-201-36
Waikari River and its tributaries  As shown on OTS-201-37
Waikoau River and its tributaries  As shown on OTS-201-38

Schedule 3
Tātai Tūāpapa areas

s 52

Tātai Tūāpapa areas Location
Boundary Stream Scenic Reserve As shown on OTS-201-10
Bellbird Bush Scenic Reserve As shown on OTS-201-11
Balance of the Tutira Domain Recreation Reserve As shown on OTS-201-12
Earthquake Slip Marginal Strip As shown on OTS-201-13
Moeangiangi Marginal Strip As shown on OTS-201-14
Tangoio Marginal Strip As shown on OTS-201-15
Waipatiki Beach Marginal Strip As shown on OTS-201-16
Whakaari Landing Place Reserve As shown on OTS-201-17
Balance of the Opouahi Scenic Reserve As shown on OTS-201-42

Schedule 4
Cultural redress properties

ss 71, 91, 92, 93

Properties vesting in fee simple

Name of property Description

Hawke's Bay Land District—Hastings District

 Interests
Part Opouahi Scenic Reserve  28.3900 hectares, more or less, being Section 5 SO 465245. Part computer freehold register 419234. Subject to section 3 of the Geothermal Energy Act 1953.
Subject to section 8 of the Atomic Energy Act 1945.
Together with rights of way and a right to convey water and electricity created by Certificate 572627.2.
Subject to a right of way (in gross) in favour of Landcorp Farming Limited (shown as C and D on DP 405468) created by Easement Instrument 7922111.3.
Subject to a right to convey water (shown as C on DP 405468) created by Easement Instrument 7922111.4.
Subject to a right of way easement specified in section 72(3).
Subject to an unregistered concession to ECOED with concession number WE-29952-INS.
Subject to an unregistered guiding concession to Kiwi Adventure Trust with concession number WE-24985-GUI.

Properties vesting in fee simple to be administered as reserves

Name of property Description

Hawke's Bay Land District—Hastings District

 Interests
Te Pohue Domain Recreation Reserve  

2.2328 hectares, more or less, being Section 8 Block XIII Maungaharuru Survey District. Part computer freehold register HBJ1/1292.

 Subject to being a recreation reserve as referred to in section 74(3).
     
Lake Opouahi property 

Bed of Lake Opouahi

6.2630 hectares, more or less, being Section 1 SO 465245. Part computer freehold register HBK4/1278.

 

Subject to being a scenic reserve as referred to in section 79(3)(a).
Subject to a right to convey water created by computer interest register HBH4/596.
Together with a right of way easement specified in section 79(6).
  

Stratum above bed of Lake Opouahi

6.2630 hectares, more or less, being Section 2 SO 465245. Part computer freehold register HBK4/1278.

 Subject to being a scenic reserve as referred to in section 79(4).
Subject to an unregistered research and collection permit with concession number ECHB-23012-FAU.
Subject to a right to convey water created by computer interest register HBH4/596.
Together with a right of way easement specified in section 79(6).
     
Lake Orakai property 

Bed of Lake Orakai

4.1260 hectares, more or less, being Section 1 SO 465244. Part Gazette Notice 189845.

 Subject to being a recreation reserve as referred to in section 80(3)(a).
Subject to Lakes Orakai, Tutira and Waikopiro Wildlife Refuge Order 1973 (SR 1973/274).
Together with a right of way easement specified in section 80(6).
  

Stratum above bed of Lake Orakai

4.1260 hectares, more or less, being Section 2 SO 465244. Part Gazette Notice 189845.

 Subject to being a recreation reserve as referred to in section 80(4).
Subject to Lakes Orakai, Tutira and Waikopiro Wildlife Refuge Order 1973 (SR 1973/274).
Together with a right of way easement specified in section 80(6).
     
Part Lake Tūtira property 

Part bed of Lake Tūtira

166.2800 hectares, more or less, being Section 1 SO 465246. Part Gazette Notice 189845.

 Subject to being a recreation reserve as referred to in section 81(3)(a).
Subject to Lakes Orakai, Tutira and Waikopiro Wildlife Refuge Order 1973 (SR 1973/274).
Together with a right of way easement specified in section 81(6).
  

Stratum above part bed of Lake Tūtira

166.2800 hectares, more or less, being Section 2 SO 465246. Part Gazette Notice 189845.

 Subject to being a recreation reserve as referred to in section 81(4).
Subject to an unregistered research and collection permit with concession number ECHB-23012-FAU.
Subject to an unregistered guiding concession to M A Skeet T/A One Cast Adventures with concession number WE-27667-GUI.
Subject to Lakes Orakai, Tutira, and Waikopiro Wildlife Refuge Order 1973 (SR 1973/274).
Together with a right of way easement specified in section 81(6).
     
Lake Waikopiro property 

Bed of Lake Waikopiro

11.6800 hectares, more or less, being Section 1 SO 465247. Part Gazette Notice 189845.

 Subject to being a recreation reserve as referred to in section 82(3)(a).
Subject to Lakes Orakai, Tutira, and Waikopiro Wildlife Refuge Order 1973 (SR 1973/274).
Together with a right of way easement specified in section 82(6).
  

Stratum above bed of Lake Waikopiro

11.6800 hectares, more or less, being Section 2 SO 465247. Part Gazette Notice 189845.

 Subject to being a recreation reserve as referred to in section 82(4).
Subject to an unregistered research and collection permit with concession number ECHB-23012-FAU.
Subject to an unregistered guiding concession to M A Skeet T/A One Cast Adventures with concession number WE-27667-GUI.
Subject to Lakes Orakai, Tutira, and Waikopiro Wildlife Refuge Order 1973 (SR 1973/274).
Together with a right of way easement specified in section 82(6).

Schedule 5
Gifting-back properties

s 107(5)

Name of property Description

Hawke's Bay Land District

 
Balance of the Opouahi Scenic Reserve 9.5690 hectares, more or less, being Section 16 Block III Maungaharuru Survey District. All computer freehold register HBL4/663.
114.9876 hectares, more or less, being Section 3 SO 465245 and Section 13 Block III Maungaharuru Survey District. Balance computer freehold register HBK4/1278.
7.9860 hectares, more or less, being Section 4 SO 465245. Balance computer freehold register 419234.
 
Bellbird Bush Scenic Reserve 181.9349 hectares, more or less, being Sections 3, 4, 8, 9, and 15 Block III Maungaharuru Survey District. All computer freehold register HBL3/681. 
Boundary Stream Scenic Reserve 569.3992 hectares, more or less, being Sections 9, 11, 12 and 13 Block XI Waitara Survey District, Section 12 Block III Maungaharuru Survey District, and Sections 28 and 29 Block IV Maungaharuru Survey District. All computer freehold register HBK4/388.
124.1320 hectares, more or less, being Part Section 4 Block XI Waitara Survey District. Balance computer freehold register HBL2/971.
45.7126 hectares, more or less, being Section 1 Block II Maungaharuru Survey District. All computer interest register 136261.
32.4000 hectares, more or less, being Lot 1 DP 314729. All computer freehold register 58149.
17.4400 hectares, more or less, being Lot 2 DP 314729. All computer freehold register 58150.
2.2515 hectares, more or less, being Lot 3 DP 314729. All computer freehold register 58151.
0.9400 hectares, more or less, being Lot 5 DP 314729. All computer freehold register 58152.
 
  0.3500 hectares, more or less, being Lot 8 DP 314729. All computer freehold register 58153.
23.6066 hectares, more or less, being Lot 1 DP 394455. All computer freehold register 377706.
 
Whakaari Landing Place Reserve 4.0468 hectares, more or less, being Section 3A Block I Tangoio Survey District. Section 6 Mohaka and Waikare District Act 1870. 

Schedule 6
Notices in relation to RFR land

ss 121, 143, 149(3)

1 Requirements for giving notice
  • A notice by or to an RFR landowner or the trustees under subpart 4 of Part 3 must be—

    • (a) in writing and signed by—

      • (i) the person giving it; or

      • (ii) at least 2 of the trustees, for a notice given by the trustees; and

    • (b) addressed to the recipient at the street address, postal address, fax number, or email address,—

      • (i) for a notice to the trustees, specified for the trustees in accordance with the deed of settlement; or

      • (ii) for a notice to an RFR landowner, specified by the RFR landowner in an offer made under section 124, specified in a later notice given to the trustees, or identified by the trustees as the current address or fax number of the RFR landowner; or

      • (iii) for a notice given to the chief executive of LINZ under section 140 or 142, in the Wellington office of LINZ; and

    • (c) given by—

      • (i) delivering it by hand to the recipient’s street address; or

      • (ii) posting it to the recipient’s postal address; or

      • (iii) faxing it to the recipient’s fax number; or

      • (iv) sending it by electronic means such as email.

2 Limitation on use of electronic transmission
  • Notices given under sections 124, 127, 128, and 147

    • (a) may be given by fax; but

    • (b) must not be given by other electronic means, such as email.

3 Time when notice received
  • (1) A notice is to be treated as having been received—

    • (a) at the time of delivery, if delivered by hand; or

    • (b) on the second day after posting, if posted; or

    • (c) at the time of transmission, if faxed or sent by other electronic means.

    (2) However, a notice is to be treated as having been received on the next working day if, under subclause (1), it would be treated as having been received—

    • (a) after 5 pm on a working day; or

    • (b) on a day that is not a working day.


Reprints notes
1 General
  • This is a reprint of the Maungaharuru-Tangitū Hapū Claims Settlement Act 2014 that incorporates all the amendments to that Act as at the date of the last amendment to it.

2 Legal status
  • Reprints are presumed to correctly state, as at the date of the reprint, the law enacted by the principal enactment and by any amendments to that enactment. Section 18 of the Legislation Act 2012 provides that this reprint, published in electronic form, has the status of an official version under section 17 of that Act. A printed version of the reprint produced directly from this official electronic version also has official status.

3 Editorial and format changes
4 Amendments incorporated in this reprint
  • Heritage New Zealand Pouhere Taonga Act 2014 (2014 No 26): section 107