Marine and Coastal Area (Takutai Moana) Act 2011

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Subpart 1—Recognition agreements

95 Recognition agreements


An applicant group and the responsible Minister on behalf of the Crown may enter into an agreement recognising—


a protected customary right:


customary marine title.


Subsection (1) does not apply unless the applicant group, not later than 6 years after the commencement of this Act, has given notice to the responsible Minister of its intention to seek an agreement recognising a protected customary right or customary marine title.


Nothing requires the Crown to enter into the agreement, or to enter into negotiations for the agreement: in both cases this is at the discretion of the Crown.


The Crown must not enter into an agreement unless the applicant group satisfies the Crown that,—


in the case of a protected customary right, the requirements in section 51 are met; or


in the case of customary marine title, the requirements in section 58 are met.