Māori Land Court Fees Regulations 2013

Reprint
as at 20 May 2014

Coat of Arms of New Zealand

Māori Land Court Fees Regulations 2013

(SR 2013/219)

Jerry Mateparae, Governor-General

Order in Council

At Wellington this 20th day of May 2013

Present:
His Excellency the Governor-General in Council


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.

These regulations are administered by Te Puni Kōkiri.


Pursuant to section 96 of Te Ture Whenua Maori Act 1993, His Excellency the Governor-General, acting on the advice and with the consent of the Executive Council, makes the following regulations.

Regulations

1 Title
  • These regulations are the Māori Land Court Fees Regulations 2013.

2 Commencement
  • These regulations come into force on 1 July 2013.

3 Interpretation
  • In these regulations, unless the context otherwise requires,—

    applicant means the person by whom or on whose behalf a proceeding is brought

    proceeding means any proceeding in the court, and includes—

    • (b) any action or matter referred to in the Schedule.

4 Application
  • These regulations apply to all proceedings.

5 Fees
  • (1) The fees specified in the Schedule are payable for proceedings to which these regulations apply.

    (2) The court must not accept an application initiating a proceeding unless the fee prescribed for that proceeding has been paid.

    (3) This regulation is subject to regulations 6 and 7(1).

6 No fee payable by Registrar
  • No fee is payable for a proceeding initiated by the Registrar.

7 Power to refund, remit, or reduce fees
  • (1) A Judge or Registrar of the court may, if he or she is satisfied that 1 or more of the grounds in subclause (2) apply,—

    • (a) remit, refund, or reduce any fee payable under these regulations in respect of a proceeding; or

    • (b) remit (in whole or in part) any outstanding fee incurred before the commencement of these regulations in respect of a proceeding.

    (2) The power in subclause (1) may be exercised on the following grounds:

    • (a) the applicant is unable to pay; or

    • (b) the applicant should not be called on to pay; or

    • (c) due to lapse of time, or for any other reason, the fee is not recoverable.

    (3) The court or any Judge or Registrar may decline to hear or consider any proceeding in respect of which there are outstanding fees, whether the fees were incurred by the applicant or by any other person and whether the fees were incurred before the commencement of these regulations or not.

8 GST included
  • The fees prescribed by these regulations are inclusive of goods and services tax.

9 Revocation

Schedule
Fees payable for proceedings in Māori Land Court

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Part 1
General jurisdiction of court

  Section of Te Ture Whenua Maori Act 1993Fee ($)
1Filing an application in respect of the following:    
 (a) hearing and determining any claim to recover damages from trespass or any other injury to Māori freehold land 18(1)(c)200
 (b) hearing and determining any proceeding founded on contract or tort where debt, demand, or damage relates to Māori freehold land 18(1)(d)200
 (c)any other determination under section 18 of Te Ture Whenua Maori Act 1993 18(1)(a), (b), (e) to (i)60
 (d)hearing and determining any proceeding for recovery of Māori freehold land 20200
 (e)exercise of powers under the Property Law Act 2007 in relation to Māori freehold land 21, 22, 23, 24200
 (f)exercise of powers under the Fencing Act 1978 in relation to Māori freehold land 26200
 (g) directing the holding of a conference 67(1)60

Part 2
Māori fisheries and aquaculture

  Section of Te Ture Whenua Maori Act 1993Fee ($)
2Filing an application in respect of the following:   200
 (a)advice on disputes referred under the Maori Fisheries Act 2004 26B 
 (b)hearing and determining disputes referred under the Maori Fisheries Act 2004  26C 
 (c)advice on disputes referred under the Maori Commercial Aquaculture Claims Settlement Act 2004 26P 
3Lodging an objection to proposed taiapure-local fishery under section 180(1) of the Fisheries Act 1996 200
4Filing an application for referral of dispute under section 54 of the Māori Commercial Aquaculture Claims Settlement Act 2004 200

Part 3
Succession

  Section of Te Ture Whenua Maori Act 1993Fee ($)
Administration of estates   
5Filing an application in respect of the following:  60
 (a)succession to an occupation order 109A 
 (b) interests in General land of deceased Māori 111 
 (c) transmission of Māori land to administrator 112 
 (d) determination of beneficial entitlements to Māori land 113 
 (e) succession to Māori land on intestacy where no person primarily entitled 114 
 (f) determination in relation to recognition or entitlements of whāngai 115 
 (g)conferral of right to income from beneficial interest in Māori freehold land 116 
 (h)vesting in beneficiaries following grant of administration 117 
 (i) vesting in beneficiaries where no grant of administration 118(1) 
 (j)vesting of occupation order 119A 
 (k) determination of legal entitlement to shares in Māori incorporation 121(2) 
Other applications relating to succession   
6Filing an application in respect of the following:  20
 (a)succession to Titi Islands interests under the Maori Purposes Act 1983  
 (b)any application brought under the Maori Affairs Amendment Act 1967 or the Maori Affairs Act 1953 100(2) 
 (c)vesting of Māori freehold land if Part 4 of Te Ture Whenua Maori Act 1993 does not apply 100(2)(e) 
 (d)vesting of additional interests in Māori freehold land 118(6) 
 (e)Registrar noting extinguishment or surrender of interest for life or until remarriage 127(2) 
 (f)vesting interests held in representative capacity 165 

Part 4
Alienations

  Section of Te Ture Whenua Maori Act 1993Fee ($)
7Filing an application in respect of the following:    
 (a)alienation by trustees  150A20
 (b) alienation by Māori incorporation 150B20
 (c) alienation by other owners 150C20
 (d) certificate of confirmation of alienation issued by Registrar 16020
 (e)confirmation of alienation by court 151200
 (f)restoration of effect of lost instrument of alienation 25200
Vesting orders   
8Filing an application in respect of the following:    
 (a) vesting land on change of ownership and declaring that land as Māori freehold land 134200
 (b) exemption from providing special valuation of Māori freehold land  15820
 (c)vesting order for transfer of Māori freehold land or any interest in Māori freehold land 16460
 (d)revesting of land vested in Māori Trustee under section 70(1) of the Maori Vested Lands Administration Act 1954 60
 (e)vesting of township land in owners under section 87(1) of the Maori Reserved Land Act 1955 60

Part 5
Assembled owners or agents

  Section of Te Ture Whenua Maori Act 1993Fee ($)
9Filing an application in respect of the following:   
 (a)calling a meeting of owners 173200
 (b)confirmation of resolution passed at informal family gathering 176200
 (c)review of meeting of assembled owners 178200
 (d)notice to owners of Māori land served on Registrar 181200
 (e)appointment of agent 183, 18560
 (f)call for account from agent 18960
 (g)calling for meeting of assembled owners to consider execution of renewal of lease 196(3)200
 (h) termination of appointment of agent 191(1A)60

Part 6
Trusts

  Section of Te Ture Whenua Maori Act 1993Fee ($)
Constitution of trusts   
10Filing an application in respect of the following:   
 (a)constituting a trust (putea, whānau, ahu whenua, or whenua topu) 212, 214 to 21660
 (b)constituting a kai tiaki trust 21720
 (c)empowering whānau or ahu whenua trust to apply trust income for Māori community purposes 214(4), 215(6)20
 (d) specifying the Māori community purposes for which land, money, and other assets of whenua topu trusts are to be held  216(5)20
 (e) order deeming specified interests vested in whenua topu trustees to be held for persons named in order  216(7)60
 (f)vesting of land and assets in trustees 22060
 (g)amalgamation of trusts 22160
11Registration of land in the name of a trust or tipuna  220A(6)20
Other applications relating to trusts   
12Filing an application in respect of the following:    
 (a)directions on appointment of advisory trustees 22460
 (b)directions on jurisdiction in respect of custodian trusteeship 22560
 (c)authorisation of new ventures of trust  22960
 (d)review of trust  23160
 (e)review of kai tiaki trust  23420
 (f)enforcement of obligations of trust 238(2)60
 (g)addition, reduction, or replacement of trustees 23960
 (h)removal of trustee 24060
 (i)termination of trust 24160
 (j)order for payment of money held in trust 24220
 (k)order declaring land acquired by trustees to form corpus of trust  24360
 (l)variation of trust  24460
 (m)approval to apply trust income for charitable purposes 24520
 (n)review of trust constituted under section 438 of the Maori Affairs Act 1953 35120
 (o)any application under the Trustee Act 1956 60

Part 7
Māori incorporations

  Section of Te Ture Whenua Maori Act 1993Fee ($)
13Filing an application in respect of the following:   
 (a) order incorporating owners of Māori freehold land as Māori incorporation  247200
 (b) inclusion of owners of additional Māori land in incorporation 251200
 (c)amalgamation of incorporations 252200
 (d)acquisition of land by incorporation 256(2)60
 (e)determination relating to land held as an investment  256(4)60
 (f)removal of member of committee of management 269(4)200
 (g)investigation of conduct of election of member of committee of management 269(6)200
 (h)order directing special general meeting of shareholders 275(2)200
 (i)appointment of persons to investigate incorporation's affairs  280200
 (j)requiring officers to explain non-compliance with statutory requirements  281200
 (k)winding up of incorporation  282200
 (l)directions for liquidator in relation to winding up  282(6)60
 (m)leave to grant lease of land vested in incorporation  283(2)60

Part 8
Title reconstruction and improvement

  Section of Te Ture Whenua Maori Act 1993Fee ($)
Partitions   
14Filing an application in respect of the following:    
 (a) partition order  289200
 (b) apportionment of rights and obligations upon partition 29560
 (c)dwelling site on Māori freehold land  29660
 (d)partition of combined areas of land  298200
 (e)cancellation of partition order 306200
Amalgamation, aggregation, and exchange orders   
15Filing an application in respect of the following:  200
 (a)amalgamation order 307 
 (b)aggregation order  308 
 (c)exchange order  310 
Easements and roadways, landlocked land   
16Filing an application in respect of the following:   200
 (a)creation, cancellation, or variation of easement 315, 315A 
 (b)order laying out a roadway  316 
 (c)compensation in respect of roadway 319 
 (d)recommendation that roadway be declared road or street  320, 321 
 (e)variation or cancellation of roadway order 322 
 (f)powers of court on cancellation of roadway 323 
 (g)order closing road 324 
 (h)vesting order for lands comprised in roads or streets 325 
 (i)granting reasonable access to landlocked Māori land 326B 
Other applications relating to titles   
17Filing an application in respect of the following:    
 (a) order amending name given to land 125A60
 (b) amendment of existing title to include additional land 13860
 (c)occupation order 32860
 (d)amendment or cancellation of occupation order 33060
 (e)review of occupation order 330A60
 (f)order requiring a survey 33220
 (g)charging order for costs of survey  333, 33660

Part 9
Māori reservations

  Section of Te Ture Whenua Maori Act 1993Fee ($)
18Filing an application in respect of the following:  60
 (a)recommendation that land be set aside as Māori reservation  338, 339 
 (b)power of trustees to make application to the court for directions under regulation 8(c) of the Maori Reservations Regulations 1994  
 (c)inquiry into the administration of a reservation under regulation 21 of the Maori Reservations Regulations 1994  

Part 10
Applications under Māori Land Court Rules 2011

    Provision of Māori Land Court Rules 2011Fee ($)
19Filing an application in respect of the following:   20
 (a)directions in case of doubt rule 2.3(1) 
 (b)review of Registrar's decision to refuse to accept an application for filing rule 4.10(3) 
 (c)directions from the court as to any aspect of notice or service rule 4.16(1) 
 (d)discovery of documents  rule 6.20(1) 
 (e)summons to witness  rule 6.22(1) 
 (f)taking evidence in another district  rule 6.24(1) 
 (g)review of taxation of costs rule 6.33(1) 
 (h)review of Registrar's decision in respect of access to the permanent record rule 7.21(6) 
 (i)leave to adduce further evidence rule 8.18(3) 
 (j)search by Registrar of beneficial interests of a deceased person in Māori freehold land rule 10.1 
20Filing an application in respect of the following:  60
 (a)cancelling an injunction rule 9.9(1) 
 (b)leave to appeal out of time rule 8.14 

Part 11
Rating of Māori freehold land

  Section of Local Government (Rating) Act 2002Fee ($)
21Filing an application in respect of the following:    
 (a)charging order for unpaid rates 99200
 (b)charging order in favour of owner paying rates 10360
 (c)enforcement of charging order that remains unsatisfied for 6 months  10860
 (d)order for payment of unpaid rates by Māori Trustee or other person entitled to money from land 11160
 (e)recommendation that Māori freehold land be exempt from some or all liability for rates 11660

Part 12
Miscellaneous

  Section of Te Ture Whenua Maori Act 1993Fee ($)
Applications to Chief Judge   
22Filing an application in respect of the following:    
 (a)advice on or determination of appropriate representatives of Māori groups 30200
 (b)correction by Chief Judge of mistake or omission  45200
 (c)transmission of injunction to High Court 8560
Noting of records and other documents made under Acts   
23Filing an application in respect of the noting of any record, certificate, declaration, Order in Council, instrument, permit, consent, or notice under the—  20
 (a)Forests Act 1949  
 (b)Land Transfer Act 1952  
 (c)Government Roading Powers Act 1989  
 (d)Maori Affairs Restructuring Act 1989  
 (e)Crown Minerals Act 1991  
 (f)Resource Management Act 1991  
 (g)Heritage New Zealand Pouhere Taonga Act 2014  
 (h)Climate Change Response Act 2002  
 (i)Building Act 2004  
Payment of money   
24Filing an application in respect of the following:    
 (a)transmission of order for payment of money to a District Court 8160
 (b)charging order for enforcing court order for payment of money 8260
 (c)appointment of receiver to enforce charges 8360
Other   
25Filing an application in respect of the following:    
 (a)determination of status of land  13120
 (b)order declaring General land to be Māori freehold land  13320
 (c)amendment of order, warrant, record, or other document to give effect to true intention of court 8620
 (d) amendment of names of land owners in court records and titles  8720
 (e)investigation of title to Māori customary land 132200
 (f)investigation of conduct and result of election under section 53A of the Maori Trust Boards Act 1955 200
 (g)injunction order 19200
 (h)ordering a rehearing  4360
 (i)establishing ownership of taonga tūturu under Part 2 of the Protected Objects Act 1975 200
 (j)notice of appeal to Māori Appellate Court  58350
 (k)appeal against provisional or preliminary determination of Māori Land Court  59350
 (l)enforcement of obligations of trust under section 80(2) of the Maraeroa A and B Blocks Claims Settlement Act 2012 60
 (m)order for name to be included in roll of beneficiaries under section 13(4) of the Orakei Act 1991 60
 (n) order vesting land (or interest in land) acquired by Māori Trustee in persons or body corporate beneficially interested under section 39(5) of the Māori Trustee Act 1953 60
 (o)determination of use of audio-visual links in civil proceeding under section 7 of the Courts (Remote Participation) Act 2010 20
26Filing an application in relation to the Wi Pere Trust under section 2 of the Maori Purposes Act 1991 20
27Filing an application under any section of Te Ture Whenua Maori Act 1993 not specifically mentioned in this schedule 60
28Filing an application under any legislative provision (not being Te Ture Whenua Maori Act 1993) not specifically mentioned in this schedule 200
29Copying any document in the permanent record of the court—   
 (a)for each black and white page 0.20
 (b)for each colour page 0.40
  • Schedule Part 12 item 23(g): replaced, on 20 May 2014, by section 107 of the Heritage New Zealand Pouhere Taonga Act 2014 (2014 No 26).

 Rebecca Kitteridge,
Clerk of the Executive Council.


Issued under the authority of the Legislation Act 2012.

Date of notification in Gazette: 23 May 2013.


Reprints notes
1 General
  • This is a reprint of the Māori Land Court Fees Regulations 2013 that incorporates all the amendments to those regulations as at the date of the last amendment to them.

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