Supplementary Order Paper No 236

No 236

House of Representatives

Supplementary Order Paper

Tuesday, 2 September 2008

Te Roroa Claims Settlement Bill


Proposed amendments

Hon Dr Michael Cullen, in Committee, to move the following amendments:

Clause 14

To omit this clause (lines 5 to 25 on page 29) and substitute the following clause:

14 Schedule 3 of Treaty of Waitangi Act 1975 amended
  • Schedule 3 of the Treaty of Waitangi Act 1975 is amended by inserting the following item in its appropriate alphabetical order: Te Roroa Claims Settlement Act 2007, section 13(2) and (3).

Clause 82

Subclause (3)(b): To omit the New Zealand Geographic Board Act 1946 (lines 1 and 2 on page 56) and substitute any enactment that applies to altering or assigning place names.

New subclause (4): To add the following subclause (after line 2 on page 56):

  • (4) This section applies subject to sections 82A to 82C.

New clauses 82A to 82C inserted

To insert the following clauses after clause 82 (line 2 on page 56):

82A Publication of new place names notice
  • (1) The New Zealand Geographic Board must, as soon as practicable after the settlement date, publish a notice in the Gazette

    • (a) specifying each new place name and its location (and the existing place name being altered); and

    • (b) stating that the new place names take effect on the date of the Gazette notice; and

    • (c) stating that the New Zealand Geographic Board may alter the new place names or their locations in accordance with section 82B.

    (2) The New Zealand Geographic Board must, as soon as practicable after the publication of the notice under subsection (1), ensure that a copy of the notice is published in accordance with any enactment that applies to altering or assigning place names.

    (3) A copy of the Gazette notice published under subsection (1) is conclusive evidence that the new place names were altered or assigned on the date of the Gazette notice.

82B Alteration of new place names
  • (1) Despite the provisions of any enactment that applies to altering or assigning place names, the New Zealand Geographic Board may, with the consent of the trustees of the Manawhenua Trust, alter any new place name or its location.

    (2) Section 82A applies, with any necessary modifications, to an alteration made under subsection (1).

82C Date place name altered or assigned
  • Place names altered or assigned under section 82 or 82B take effect on the date of the Gazette notice published under section 82A(1).


Explanatory note

This Supplementary Order Paper amends Te Roroa Claims Settlement Bill. The amendments relate to the amendment to the Treaty of Waitangi Act 1975 and to the alteration of place names.

The amendments substitute a new clause 14. This is a drafting change. The new clause is to the same effect as the current clause, but takes into account recent changes to the Treaty of Waitangi Act 1975 whereby references to Treaty of Waitangi claims settlement legislation have been moved from section 6 of that Act to Schedule 3 of that Act.

The amendments also insert additional clauses relating to the alteration of place names. New clauses 82A to 82C parallel clauses 84 to 87 of the Affiliate Te Arawa Iwi and Hapu Claims Settlement Bill. The new clauses—

  • require the New Zealand Geographic Board to publish a notice in the Gazette specifying the changes made by the Bill:

  • authorise the New Zealand Geographic Board, with the consent of the trustees of the Manawhenua Trust, to alter any place name altered by the Bill or its location.