Maori Community Development Act 1962

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Reprint as at 1 July 2013

Maori Community Development Act 1962

Public Act1962 No 133
Date of assent14 December 1962
Commencementsee section 1(2)
  • Act name: replaced, on 14 December 1979, by section 19(1) of the Maori Purposes Act 1979 (1979 No 136).


Changes authorised by section 17C of the Acts and Regulations Publication Act 1989 have been made in this reprint.

A general outline of these changes is set out in the notes at the end of this reprint, together with other explanatory material about this reprint.

This Act is administered by Te Puni Kōkiri.



1 Short Title and commencement

2 Interpretation


3 Act to be administered by Minister

4 Community Officers

5 Honorary Community Officers [Repealed]

6 Functions of Community Officers

7 Appointment of Maori Wardens

Maori Committees

8 Maori Committee areas

9 Maori Committees

10 Functions of Maori Committees

10A Direct representation of Maori Committee on District Maori Council

Maori Executive Committees

11 Maori Executive Committee areas

12 Maori Executive Committees

13 Functions of Maori Executive Committees

District Maori Councils

14 Maori Council districts

15 District Maori Councils

15A District Maori Councils may recognise Maori societies

16 Functions of District Maori Councils

New Zealand Maori Council

17 New Zealand Maori Council

18 General functions of the New Zealand Maori Council


19 Elections of Maori Committees

20 Provisions as to retirement after elections

21 Appointment of members of Maori Associations

22 Vacancies in membership

23 Meetings

Financial provisions

24 Contributions to funds

25 Subsidies

26 Expenses of Councils and Committees

27 Money to be paid into bank

28 Books of account

29 Disposal of assets on dissolution

Prevention of unruly behaviour

30 Prevention of riotous behaviour

31 Prevention of drunkenness

32 Maori may be ordered to leave hotel

33 Disorderly behaviour at Maori gatherings

34 Prohibition orders against Maoris [Repealed]

35 Retention of car keys

36 Imposition of penalties by Maori Committees

Miscellaneous provisions

37 Associations to be bodies corporate

38 Contracts by Associations

39 Authentication of documents

40 Associations may acquire land

40A Property of former Maori Tribal Committees and Maori Tribal Executive Committees

41 Members of Maori Associations not personally liable

42 Penalties

43 Regulations

44 Repeals

Enactments repealed

Reprint notes

An Act to provide for the constitution of Maori Associations, to define their powers and functions, and to consolidate and amend the Maori Social and Economic Advancement Act 1945