Maori Purposes Act 1934

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Maori Purposes Act 1934

Public Act
 
1934 No 37
Date of assent
 
13 November 1934
Commencement
 
13 November 1934

Act name: amended, on 27 November 1947, pursuant to section 9(1)(b) of the Maori Purposes Act 1947 (1947 No 59).

Note

The Parliamentary Counsel Office has made editorial and format changes to this version using the powers under subpart 2 of Part 3 of the Legislation Act 2019.

Note 4 at the end of this version provides a list of the amendments included in it.

This Act is administered by Te Puni Kōkiri.

An Act to amend the laws relating to Maori and Maori land, to adjust certain claims and disputes in relation to Maori land, to confer jurisdiction upon the Maori Land Court and the Maori Appellate Court, and for other purposes

Title: amended, on 27 November 1947, pursuant to section 2 of the Maori Purposes Act 1947 (1947 No 59).

Title: amended, on 27 November 1947, pursuant to section 9(2)(a) of the Maori Purposes Act 1947 (1947 No 59).

 
1 Short Title

This Act may be cited as the Maori Purposes Act 1934.

Section 1: amended, on 27 November 1947, pursuant to section 9(1)(b) of the Maori Purposes Act 1947 (1947 No 59).

2 Provisions of Maori Land Act 1931 to apply to this Act

Words and expressions used in this Act shall, unless the contrary intention appears, have the same meaning as in the Maori Land Act 1931 (hereinafter referred to as the principal Act), and the provisions of the principal Act so far as applicable shall extend and apply to the cases provided for by this Act in as full and ample a manner as if this Act had been incorporated with and formed part of the principal Act.

Section 2 heading: amended, on 27 November 1947, pursuant to section 4(1) of the Maori Purposes Act 1947 (1947 No 59).

Section 2: amended, on 27 November 1947, pursuant to section 4(1) of the Maori Purposes Act 1947 (1947 No 59).

Part 1 Amendment of laws

[Repealed]

Part 1: repealed, on 1 April 1954, pursuant to section 473(1) of the Maori Affairs Act 1953 (1953 No 94).

3 Section 10 of Maori Land Amendment Act 1932 amended
[Repealed]

Section 3: repealed, on 1 April 1954, by section 473(1) of the Maori Affairs Act 1953 (1953 No 94).

Part 2 Miscellaneous powers and jurisdiction

Matters affecting Tairawhiti District[Repealed]

Heading: repealed, on 25 October 1956, pursuant to section 6(1) of the Maori Purposes Act 1956 (1956 No 43).

4 Construction of will of Turuhira Tuhiwai (deceased) may be referred to Supreme Court
[Repealed]

Section 4: repealed, on 25 October 1956, by section 6(1) of the Maori Purposes Act 1956 (1956 No 43).

Matters affecting Aotea District[Repealed]

Heading: repealed, on 25 October 1956, pursuant to section 6(1) of the Maori Purposes Act 1956 (1956 No 43).

5 Authorising rehearing regarding succession to Karauria (deceased)
[Repealed]

Section 5: repealed, on 25 October 1956, by section 6(1) of the Maori Purposes Act 1956 (1956 No 43).

6 Authorising court to make vesting order respecting Oraukawa Block
[Repealed]

Section 6: repealed, on 25 October 1956, by section 6(1) of the Maori Purposes Act 1956 (1956 No 43).

Matters affecting South Island District[Repealed]

Heading: repealed, on 25 October 1956, pursuant to section 6(1) of the Maori Purposes Act 1956 (1956 No 43).

7 Authorising an appeal in respect of the Wharekauri No 1K Block
[Repealed]

Section 7: repealed, on 25 October 1956, by section 6(1) of the Maori Purposes Act 1956 (1956 No 43).

Matters affecting Waiariki District

8 Establishment of Bledisloe Park

Whereas in order to mark the appreciation of the Arawa Tribe for the public service of His Excellency the Governor-General and Lady Bledisloe and in recognition of the interest taken by them in matters affecting the Maori people of the Dominion, the Arawa District Trust Board has donated the historic landing place of the Arawa Canoe for a Memorial Park:

Be it therefore enacted as follows:

(1)

The land situate in the Waiariki Maori Land Court District, containing 9 acres 3 roods and 17 perches, more or less, and known as the Maketu A Section 127 Block, is hereby vested in the Bledisloe Park Board constituted by this section for an estate in fee simple as and for a park or pleasure ground.

(2)

The said park shall be known as the Bledisloe Park.

(3)

For the purpose of administering and managing the said land there is hereby constituted a Board which shall be a body corporate under the name of “The Bledisloe Park Board”, with perpetual succession and a common seal, and shall be capable of holding real and personal property and of doing and of suffering all that bodies corporate may do or suffer.

(4)

The Bledisloe Park Board shall consist of 9 members, of whom—

(a)

1 shall be the Chairman of the Tauranga County Council for the time being;

(b)

3 shall be members of the Arawa Maori Tribe nominated by the Trustees of the Te Arawa Lakes Trust; and

(c)

5 shall be persons nominated by the Tauranga County Council, being persons who have permanently resided in the Pongakawa, Paengaroa, Maketu, or Te Puke districts for a period of not less than 6 months immediately preceding the date of nomination.

(5)

Each of the said nominated members shall be appointed by the Governor-General for such term not exceeding 3 years as the Governor-General shall determine.

(6)

A nominated member may at any time resign from office by notice in writing addressed to the Chairman or Secretary of the Board, or the Governor-General may at any time remove any such member from office for any cause that he thinks fit.

(7)

Any casual vacancy in the membership of the Board shall be filled in the manner in which the appointment of the member vacating office was made.

(8)

Any nominated member still qualified to act whose term of office has expired shall be eligible for reappointment.

(9)

The Board shall have and may exercise in respect of the said park all or any of the functions and powers which by the Public Reserves, Domains, and National Parks Act 1928, or any other Act, are conferred upon Domain Boards in respect of public domains controlled by them.

(10)

The Governor-General may from time to time, by Order in Council, make all such regulations as he deems necessary for effectually carrying out the provisions of this section.

(11)

Regulations under this section are secondary legislation (see Part 3 of the Legislation Act 2019 for publication requirements).

Legislation Act 2019 requirements for secondary legislation made under this section
PublicationPCO must publish it on the legislation website and notify it in the GazetteLA19 s 69(1)(c)
PresentationThe Minister must present it to the House of RepresentativesLA19 s 114, Sch 1 cl 32(1)(a)
DisallowanceIt may be disallowed by the House of Representatives LA19 ss 115, 116
This note is not part of the Act.

Section 8(1): amended, on 27 November 1947, pursuant to section 9(2)(a) of the Maori Purposes Act 1947 (1947 No 59).

Section 8(4)(b): amended, on 26 September 2006, by section 99(1) of the Te Arawa Lakes Settlement Act 2006 (2006 No 43).

Section 8(11): inserted, on 28 October 2021, by section 3 of the Secondary Legislation Act 2021 (2021 No 7).

Reference of petitions to the court[Repealed]

Heading: repealed, on 25 October 1956, pursuant to section 6(1) of the Maori Purposes Act 1956 (1956 No 43).

9 Chief Judge may refer matters in Schedule for report
[Repealed]

Section 9: repealed, on 25 October 1956, by section 6(1) of the Maori Purposes Act 1956 (1956 No 43).

Schedule Petitions to be referred to the Maori Land Court, or a Judge or Commissioner thereof

[Repealed]

Schedule: repealed, on 25 October 1956, by section 6(1) of the Maori Purposes Act 1956 (1956 No 43).

Notes
1 General

This is a consolidation of the Maori Purposes Act 1934 that incorporates the amendments made to the legislation so that it shows the law as at its stated date.

2 Legal status

A consolidation is taken to correctly state, as at its stated date, the law enacted or made by the legislation consolidated and by the amendments. This presumption applies unless the contrary is shown.

Section 78 of the Legislation Act 2019 provides that this consolidation, published as an electronic version, is an official version. A printed version of legislation that is produced directly from this official electronic version is also an official version.

3 Editorial and format changes

The Parliamentary Counsel Office makes editorial and format changes to consolidations using the powers under subpart 2 of Part 3 of the Legislation Act 2019. See also PCO editorial conventions for consolidations.

4 Amendments incorporated in this consolidation

Secondary Legislation Act 2021 (2021 No 7): section 3

Te Arawa Lakes Settlement Act 2006 (2006 No 43): section 99(1)

Maori Purposes Act 1956 (1956 No 43): section 6(1)

Maori Affairs Act 1953 (1953 No 94): section 473(1)

Maori Purposes Act 1947 (1947 No 59): sections 2, 4(1), 9(1)(b), (2)(a)