67 Authorisation to enter into deeds of recognition

(1)

If a statutory acknowledgement has been made by section 59, the responsible Minister or the Commissioner of Crown Lands has power to enter into, and amend, a deed of recognition with Te Uri o Hau governance entity in respect of the land within the statutory area.

(2)

A deed of recognition may be amended only by written agreement by—

(a)

either the responsible Minister or the Commissioner of Crown Lands; and

(b)

Te Uri o Hau governance entity.

(3)

In this section and section 68, responsible Minister, in relation to a statutory area, means the Minister of the Crown responsible for the management or administration of the land within that area.