38 Registration of ownership

(1)

This section applies to the fee simple estate in a cultural redress property that vests in Te Uri o Hau governance entity by this Act.

(2)

The Registrar-General must, on written application by a person authorised by the chief executive, comply with subsections (3) and (4).

(3)

To the extent that the property comprises all the land in a certificate of title or computer freehold register, the Registrar-General must—

(a)

register Te Uri o Hau governance entity as the proprietor of the fee simple estate in the land; and

(b)

make those entries in the register and generally do all things necessary to give effect to section 4 of the deed of settlement.

(4)

To the extent that the property does not comprise land in a certificate of title or computer freehold register, the Registrar-General must, in accordance with the application, create 1 or more computer freehold registers in the name of Te Uri o Hau governance entity subject to, and together with, any encumbrances that are registrable or notifiable and that are described in the written application.

(5)

Subsection (4) applies subject to completing any survey necessary to create a computer freehold register.

(6)

A computer freehold register must be created under this section as soon as reasonably practicable after the settlement date but no later than—

(a)

24 months after the cultural redress property vests in Te Uri o Hau governance entity; or

(b)

any later date that may be agreed in writing by Te Uri o Hau governance entity and the Crown.