Marine and Coastal Area (Takutai Moana) Bill

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105 Burden of proof
  • (1) The applicant group must prove that it is entitled to the customary interest that is the subject of the application.

    (2) It is presumed, in the absence of proof to the contrary, that a customary interest has not been extinguished.

    (3) The Court must dismiss the application if the applicant group fails to prove its entitlement to the customary interest.