Supplementary Order Paper No 322

No 322

House of Representatives

Supplementary Order Paper

Wednesday, 31 May 2017

Te Ture Whenua Māori Bill

Proposed amendment

Peeni Henare, in Committee, to move the following amendment:

Clause 197

In clause 197, replace subclause (1) (page 155, lines 18 to 23) with:

(1)

On appointing, or at any time after appointing, a kaiwhakahaere for a purpose specified in section 190(2), the court may direct the chief executive to arrange a meeting of the owners in accordance with clause 11(3) and (4) of Schedule 2.

(1A)

Whenever the court directs a kaiwhakahaere under section 196(1), it must—

(a)

direct the chief executive to arrange a meeting of the owners in accordance with clause 11(3) and (4) of Schedule 2; and

(b)

direct the kaiwhakahaere to report to the owners, at the meeting, on any matter referred to in section 196(1).

Explanatory note

This Supplementary Order Paper amends clause 197 of Te Ture Whenua Māori Bill to compel a court to direct a kaiwhakahaere who it has appointed to report to the owners, to report on any matter referred to in clause 196(1) at a meeting called by the chief executive. Such a meeting must be held every time a direction is issued under that clause.

It is important that the owners are kept informed about progress that the kaiwhakahaere has made towards fulfilling the purpose for which the kaiwhakahaere was appointed.