Marine and Coastal Area (Takutai Moana) Act 2011

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Status of minerals

83 Status of minerals in customary marine title area


This section applies on and after the effective date.


A customary marine title group has, and may exercise, ownership of minerals (other than petroleum, gold, silver, and uranium existing in their natural condition) that are within the customary marine title area of that group.


The reservation of minerals in favour of the Crown continued by section 16(2) ceases.


This section does not limit or have any effect on section 11(1A) of the Crown Minerals Act 1991 (which excludes the reservation of minerals in favour of the Crown from applying to pounamu to which section 3 of the Ngai Tahu (Pounamu Vesting) Act 1997 applies).