Ngāti Kōata, Ngāti Rārua, Ngāti Tama ki Te Tau Ihu, and Te Ātiawa o Te Waka-a-Māui Claims Settlement Act 2014

139 Vesting and gifting back of Te Tai Tapu
  • (1) The fee simple estate in Te Tai Tapu vests jointly in—

    • (a) the trustees of the Ngāti Rārua Settlement Trust, the trustees of the Ngāti Tama ki Te Waipounamu Trust, and the trustees of the Te Ātiawa o Te Waka-a-Māui Trust under this paragraph; and

    • (b) the trustees of the Ngāti Apa ki te Rā Tō Trust under section 113(1)(a) of the Ngāti Apa ki te Rā Tō, Ngāti Kuia, and Rangitāne o Wairau Claims Settlement Act 2014.

    (2) On the seventh day after the settlement date, the fee simple estate in Te Tai Tapu vests in the Crown as a gift back to the Crown by the trustees for the people of New Zealand.

    (3) Despite the vestings,—

    • (a) Te Tai Tapu remains part of the North-west Nelson Forest Park under the Conservation Act 1987, and that Act continues to apply to the site, as if the vestings had not occurred; and

    • (b) any other enactment or any instrument that applied to Te Tai Tapu immediately before the settlement date continues to apply to it as if the vestings had not occurred; and

    • (c) any interest that affected Te Tai Tapu immediately before the settlement date continues to affect it as if the vestings had not occurred; and

    • (d) the Crown retains all liability for Te Tai Tapu as if the vestings had not occurred.

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

    (5) To the extent that the statutory acknowledgement or a deed of recognition applies to Te Tai Tapu, it applies only after Te Tai Tapu vests back in the Crown.

    (6) In this section, Te Tai Tapu means the land described by that name in Schedule 4.