13 Meaning of Te Uri o Hau

(1)

In this Act, Te Uri o Hau means every individual who can trace descent from 1 or more ancestors who exercised customary rights—

(a)

arising from descent from 1 or more of the following:

(i)

Haumoewaarangi:

(ii)

the tribal groups of Te Uri o Hau, Ngai Tahuhu, Ngati Tahinga, Ngati Rangi, Ngati Mauku, Ngati Kauae, Ngati Kaiwhare, and Ngati Kura; and

(b)

predominantly within Te Uri o Hau area of interest from 1840.

(2)

For the purposes of subsection (1), exercised customary rights, in relation to an area, means exercised rights to that area, according to Maori customary law, including rights exercised in 1 or more of the following ways:

(a)

through occupancy:

(b)

through use and stewardship of land or resources:

(c)

through burial:

(d)

through affiliation to marae within the area.