Te Arawa Lakes Settlement Act 2006

12 Meaning of Te Arawa

(1)

In this Act, Te Arawa

(a)

means the collective group composed of individuals and groups referred to in paragraph (b); and

(b)

means every individual who is—

(i)

descended from a Te Arawa ancestor:

(ii)

a member of an iwi, hapū, group, family, or whānau referred to in paragraph (c); and

(c)

includes—

(i)

the iwi and hapū of Te Arawa listed in Schedule 2; and

(ii)

any iwi, hapū, group, family, or whānau composed of individuals referred to in paragraph (b).

(2)

In this section and section 13, Te Arawa ancestor means an individual who, at any time after 6 February 1840, exercised customary rights in relation to the Te Arawa lakes by reason of being descended from a recognised ancestor of an iwi or hapū of Te Arawa.

(3)

In this section, customary rights means rights according to Te Arawa tikanga (customary values and practices of Te Arawa), including—

(a)

rights of occupation and use; and

(b)

rights in relation to the use of natural or physical resources.