Maori Community Development Act 1962

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Version as at 29 November 2022

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Maori Community Development Act 1962

Public Act
1962 No 133
Date of assent
14 December 1962
see section 1(2)

Act name: replaced, on 14 December 1979, by section 19(1) of the Maori Purposes Act 1979 (1979 No 136).


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.


1Short Title and commencement
3Act to be administered by Minister
4Community Officers
5Honorary Community Officers [Repealed]
6Functions of Community Officers
7Appointment of Maori Wardens
8Maori Committee areas
9Maori Committees
10Functions of Maori Committees
10ADirect representation of Maori Committee on District Maori Council
11Maori Executive Committee areas
12Maori Executive Committees
13Functions of Maori Executive Committees
14Maori Council districts
15District Maori Councils
15ADistrict Maori Councils may recognise Maori societies
16Functions of District Maori Councils
17New Zealand Maori Council
18General functions of the New Zealand Maori Council
19Elections of Maori Committees
20Provisions as to retirement after elections
21Appointment of members of Maori Associations
22Vacancies in membership
24Contributions to funds
26Expenses of Councils and Committees
27Money to be paid into bank
28Accounting records and financial reporting
29Disposal of assets on dissolution
30Prevention of riotous behaviour
31Prevention of drunkenness
32Maori may be ordered to leave hotel
33Disorderly behaviour at Maori gatherings
34Prohibition orders against Maoris [Repealed]
35Retention of car keys
36Imposition of penalties by Maori Committees
37Associations to be bodies corporate
38Contracts by Associations
39Authentication of documents
40Associations may acquire land
40AProperty of former Maori Tribal Committees and Maori Tribal Executive Committees
41Members of Maori Associations not personally liable

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