65 Use of statutory acknowledgement with submissions

(1)

Te Uri o Hau governance entity and any member of Te Uri o Hau may, as evidence of the association of Te Uri o Hau with a statutory area, cite the relevant statutory acknowledgement in submissions to, and in proceedings before, a consent authority, the Environment Court, or Heritage New Zealand Pouhere Taonga concerning activities within, adjacent to, or impacting directly on the statutory area.

(2)

The content of the statement of association, as recorded in the statutory acknowledgement, is not, by virtue of the statutory acknowledgement, binding as deemed fact on—

(a)

consent authorities:

(b)

the Environment Court:

(c)

Heritage New Zealand Pouhere Taonga:

(d)

parties to proceedings before those bodies:

(e)

any other person able to participate in those proceedings.

(3)

Despite subsection (2), the statutory acknowledgement may be taken into account by the bodies and persons specified in that subsection.

(4)

Neither Te Uri o Hau governance entity nor any member of Te Uri o Hau is precluded from stating that Te Uri o Hau have an association with a statutory area that is not described in the statutory acknowledgement.

(5)

The content and existence of the statutory acknowledgement do not derogate from a statement made under subsection (4).

Section 65(1): amended, on 20 May 2014, by section 107 of the Heritage New Zealand Pouhere Taonga Act 2014 (2014 No 26).

Section 65(2)(c): replaced, on 20 May 2014, by section 107 of the Heritage New Zealand Pouhere Taonga Act 2014 (2014 No 26).