Waikato Raupatu Claims Settlement Act 1995

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Version as at 28 October 2021

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Waikato Raupatu Claims Settlement Act 1995

Public Act
1995 No 58
Date of assent
3 November 1995
see section 1(2)

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 the Office for Māori Crown Relations—Te Arawhiti.


1Short Title and commencement
2Interpretation of Act generally
3Act to bind the Crown
5Text in Maori
6Text in English
7Interpretation of terms
8Meaning of Raupatu claims
9No further inquiries into Raupatu claims
10Transfer of land
11Right of land holding trustee to acquire residual Crown land in certain circumstances
12Rights of land holding trustee in regard to property that it has previously elected not to take
13Noting of right to acquire residual Crown land on certificates of title
14Removal of resumptive memorials from land within Waikato claim area
15Power to amend Schedule 2
16Power of the Crown to compulsorily acquire property for purpose of settlement
17Issue of certificates of title
18Land holding trustee authorised to acquire land
19Provision for registration of land in name of Pootatau Te Wherowhero
20Trust deed for land holding trust
21Vesting of Te Rapa and Hopuhopu land in name of Pootatau Te Wherowhero
22Land holding trust not subject to Te Ture Whenua Maori Act 1993
23Land holding trust not subject to maximum duration rule
24Establishment of land acquisition trust
25Amendments to Conservation Act 1987
26Crown forest assets
27Cancellation of Tainui Maori Trust Board annuity
28Dissolution of Tainui Maori Trust Board
29Final accounts of Tainui Maori Trust Board
30Jurisdiction of Tribunal to consider claims [Repealed]
31Maori interests to be considered
32Maori interests to be considered
33Authority may declare State highways
34Conditions of resource consents
35Entry on Crown land for minimum impact activity
36Declaration by Order in Council that access arrangement may be determined by arbitrator
37Sections to be read with Public Works Act 1981
38New sections inserted

An Act—


to record the apology given by the Crown to Waikato in the deed of settlement signed on 22 May 1995 by both representatives of the Crown and representatives of Waikato, being an apology by the Crown for, among other things, sending its forces across the Mangatawhiri river in July 1863, unfairly labelling Waikato as rebels, and subsequently confiscating their land; and


to give effect to certain provisions of that deed of settlement, being a deed that settles the Raupatu claims