Te Kawerau ā Maki Claims Settlement Act 2015

Reprint as at 1 September 2017

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Te Kawerau ā Maki Claims Settlement Act 2015

Public Act
2015 No 75
Date of assent
14 September 2015
see section 2

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.


4Provisions to take effect on settlement date
5Act binds the Crown
7Acknowledgements and apology
10Interpretation of Act generally
12Meaning of Te Kawerau ā Maki
13Meaning of historical claims
14Settlement of historical claims final
15Amendment to Treaty of Waitangi Act 1975
16Certain enactments do not apply
17Resumptive memorials to be cancelled
18Rule against perpetuities does not apply
19Access to deed of settlement
20Provisions that have same effect
22Issuing, amending, and cancelling protocols
23Protocols subject to rights, functions, and duties
24Enforcement of protocols
25Crown minerals protocol
26Taonga tūturu protocol
28Statutory acknowledgement by the Crown
29Purposes of statutory acknowledgement
30Relevant consent authorities to have regard to statutory acknowledgement
31Environment Court to have regard to statutory acknowledgement
32Heritage New Zealand Pouhere Taonga and Environment Court to have regard to statutory acknowledgement
33Recording statutory acknowledgement on statutory plans
34Provision of summary or notice to trustees
35Use of statutory acknowledgement
36Issuing and amending deed of recognition
37Application of statutory acknowledgement to river or stream
38Exercise of powers and performance of functions and duties
39Rights not affected
40Amendment to Resource Management Act 1991
42Declaration of whenua rāhui and the Crown’s acknowledgement
43Purposes of whenua rāhui
44Effect of protection principles
45Obligations on New Zealand Conservation Authority and Conservation Boards
46Noting of whenua rāhui in strategies and plans
47Notification in Gazette
48Actions by Director-General
49Amendment to strategies or plans
52Existing classification of whenua rāhui area
53Termination of whenua rāhui
54Exercise of powers and performance of functions and duties
55Rights not affected
57Official geographic names
58Publication of official geographic names
59Subsequent alteration of official geographic names
61Te Henga site A
62Wai Whauwhaupaku
63Te Onekiritea Point property
64Parihoa site B
65Te Henga site B
66Te Kawerau Pā
67Te Kawerau Pā vests subject to, or together with, interests
70Parihoa site A
72Fee simple estate in Kopironui property vested
73Licensor or joint licensors
74Proceedings to determine ownership of Kopironui property
75Determination by Māori Land Court
76Agreement by consent order
77Order of Court
78Powers and procedures of Māori Land Court
79Service and notification of order
80Vesting of share of fee simple estate in property
81Properties vest subject to or together with interests
82Interests that are not interests in land
83Registration of ownership
84Registration of ownership of Kopironui property
85Application of Part 4A of Conservation Act 1987
86Matters to be recorded on computer freehold register
87Application of other enactments
88Names of Crown protected areas discontinued
89Application of other enactments to reserve properties
90Subsequent transfer of reserve land
91Transfer of reserve land to new administering body
92Transfer of reserve land to trustees of existing administering body if trustees change
93Reserve land not to be mortgaged
94Saving of bylaws, etc, in relation to reserve properties
96The Crown may transfer properties
97Transfer of share of fee simple estate in Housing Block
98Minister of Conservation may grant easements
99Computer freehold registers for deferred selection properties and Housing Block
100Computer freehold register for licensed land
101Authorised person may grant covenant for later creation of computer freehold register
102Application of other enactments
103Licensed land ceases to be Crown forest land
104Trustees are confirmed beneficiaries and licensors of licensed land
105Effect of transfer of licensed land
106Right of access to protected sites
107Right of access over licensed land
108Right of access to be recorded on computer freehold registers
110Meaning of RFR land
111Meaning of exclusive RFR land
112RFR land required for another Treaty of Waitangi settlement
113When this subpart comes into effect
114Restrictions on disposal of RFR land
115Requirements for offer
116Expiry date of offer
117Withdrawal of offer
118Acceptance of offer
119Formation of contract
120Disposal to the Crown or Crown bodies
121Disposal of existing public works to local authorities
122Disposal of reserves to administering bodies
123Disposal in accordance with obligations under enactment or rule of law
124Disposal in accordance with legal or equitable obligations
125Disposal under certain legislation
126Disposal of land held for public works
127Disposal for reserve or conservation purposes
128Disposal for charitable purposes
129Disposal to tenants
130Disposal by Housing New Zealand Corporation
131RFR landowner’s obligations subject to other matters
132Notice to LINZ of RFR land with computer register after RFR date
133Notice to governance entities of disposal of RFR land to others
134Notice to LINZ of land ceasing to be RFR land
135Notice to governance entities if disposal of non-exclusive RFR land being considered
136Notice to governance entities if disposal of Auckland Prison being considered
137Notice requirements
138Right of first refusal to be recorded on computer registers for RFR land
139Removal of notifications when land to be transferred or vested
140Removal of notifications when notice given under section 112
141Removal of notifications when RFR period ends
142Waiver and variation
143Disposal of Crown bodies not affected
144Assignment of rights and obligations under this subpart
Reprint notes

The Parliament of New Zealand enacts as follows: