Lake Waikaremoana Act 1971

Reprint as at 28 July 2014

Lake Waikaremoana Act 1971

Public Act1971 No 152
Date of assent17 December 1971
Commencement17 December 1971


Changes authorised by subpart 2 of Part 2 of the Legislation Act 2012 have been made in this official reprint.

Note 4 at the end of this reprint provides a list of the amendments incorporated.

This Act is administered by Te Puni Kōkiri.

An Act to validate the lease to the Crown of Lake Waikaremoana, and to provide for the administration of the rental therefrom by certain Maori Trust Boards

  • Preamble

    Whereas a representative meeting of assembled owners of the Maori freehold land known as Lake Waikaremoana, duly summoned pursuant to the provisions of Part 23 of the Maori Affairs Act 1953, was held at Wairoa on 26 September 1969 to consider a proposal to sell the lake to the Crown:

    And whereas the proposed resolution to sell to the Crown was unanimously rejected by the assembled owners:

    And whereas the assembled owners by resolution offered to lease the lake to the Crown and by resolution set up a committee to negotiate and conclude a lease to the Crown accordingly:

    And whereas pursuant to negotiations duly held between the committee and between representatives of the Crown a lease to the Crown to commence from 1 July 1967 was executed in the form of a deed of lease by Sir Turi Carroll and 9 other members of the committee above-mentioned on behalf of the owners on 21 August 1971 and was subsequently approved by the Board of Maori Affairs acting on behalf of the Crown:

    And whereas it was further agreed between the committee and the Crown representatives that the rent payable under the lease should be administered by certain Maori Trust Boards for the benefit of the owners of Lake Waikaremoana and their descendants:

    And whereas it is expedient that the facts herein recited should be recorded and the lease above-mentioned validated and provision be made for administration of the rental accordingly.