Maori Purposes Act 1947

  • This version was reprinted on 2 June 2016 to make a correction to section 50(5) under section 25(1)(j)(ii) of the Legislation Act 2012.

Part 1 Alteration of term Native to Maori

2 Alteration of term Native to Maori

(1)

Except as otherwise provided by this Act, all references to a Native in any Act, regulation, rule, bylaw, order, or other enactment, or in any contract, agreement, deed, instrument, application, licence, notice, or other document whatsoever, shall, unless inconsistent with the context, be hereafter read as references to a Maori.

(2)

Except as otherwise provided by this Act, wherever the term Native appears in any Act, regulation, rule, bylaw, order, or other enactment, or in any contract, agreement, deed, instrument, application, licence, notice, or other document as descriptive of any person, body, corporation, office, purpose, land, building, reserve, or place, that term shall, unless inconsistent with the context of the enactment or document, be hereafter read as the term Maori.