This note is not part of the order, but is intended to indicate its general effect.
This order gives the Maori Land Court jurisdiction to investigate and determine, on the application of the Maori Trustee, whether certain certificates filed by the Maori Trustee under Part 13 of the Maori Affairs Act 1953 (as enacted by section 2 of the Maori Affairs Amendment Act 1987) have vested shares in blocks of land or in Maori incorporations in the wrong persons. Those certificates relate to land or shares in Maori incorporations that were compulsorily acquired by the Maori Trustee within the meaning of section 151(2) of the Maori Affairs Act 1953.
If the Maori Land Court determines that any shares in any such blocks or incorporations have been vested in the wrong persons, the Court is given jurisdiction to make such orders as it thinks fit and to direct the Registrar of the Maori Land Court to amend the Court records. The Maori Land Court may, where appropriate, direct the Registrar to send a copy of the order to the secretary of a Maori incorporation.
This order comes into force on the 28th day after the date of its notification in the Gazette.