Rongowhakaata Claims Settlement Act 2012

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Version as at 12 April 2022

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Rongowhakaata Claims Settlement Act 2012

Public Act
2012 No 54
Date of assent
31 July 2012
see section 2

The Parliamentary Counsel Office has made editorial and format changes to this version using the powers under subpart 2 of Part 3 of the Legislation Act 2019.

Note 4 at the end of this version provides a list of the amendments included in it.

This Act is administered by the Ministry of Justice.


4Act binds the Crown
6Acknowledgements and apologies
7Acknowledgements of the Crown relating to Rongowhakaata
8The Crown’s apology to Rongowhakaata
9Acknowledgements of the Crown relating to Ngā Uri o Te Kooti Rikirangi
10The Crown’s apology to Ngā Uri o Te Kooti Rikirangi
11Interpretation of Act generally
13Meaning of Rongowhakaata
14Meaning of historical claims
15Settlement of historical claims final
16Amendment to Treaty of Waitangi Act 1975
17Certain enactments do not apply
18Removal of memorials
19Limit on duration of trusts does not apply
20Timing of actions or matters
21Access to deed of settlement
22The Crown not prevented from providing other similar redress
23Vesting of Te Hau ki Tūranga
24Authority to issue, amend, or cancel protocols
25Protocols subject to rights, functions, and obligations
26Enforcement of protocols
27Conservation protocol
28Crown minerals protocol
29Fisheries protocol
30Taonga tūturu protocol
31Statutory acknowledgement by the Crown
32Purposes of statutory acknowledgement
33Relevant consent authorities to have regard to statutory acknowledgement
34Environment Court to have regard to statutory acknowledgement
35Heritage New Zealand Pouhere Taonga and Environment Court to have regard to statutory acknowledgement
36Recording statutory acknowledgement on statutory plans
37Provision of summaries of resource consent applications
38Use of statutory acknowledgement
39Application of statutory acknowledgement to river or stream
40Exercise of powers and performance of duties and functions
41Rights not affected
42Limitation of rights
43Amendment to Resource Management Act 1991
44Notification of certain draft conservation management strategies
46Part AML site
4775 Birrell Street
48London Street site
49Matawhero site B
50295 Palmerston Road, Gisborne
51Ex-railway land
52Matawhero site A
54Waikanae Creek site
55Properties vest subject to, or together with, encumbrances
56Registration of ownership
57Application of Part 4A of Conservation Act 1987
58Matters to be recorded on computer freehold register
59Application of other enactments
60Application of Reserves Act 1977 to reserve sites
61Subsequent transfer of reserve land
62Reserves must not be mortgaged
63Saving of bylaws, etc, in relation to reserve sites
64Authority to alter Gazetteer in respect of certain sites
65The Crown may transfer properties
66Registrar-General to create computer freehold register
67Application of other enactments
69Meaning of RFR land
70Restrictions on disposal of RFR land
71Requirements for offer
72Expiry date of offer
73Withdrawal of offer
74Acceptance of offer
75Formation of contract
76Disposal to the Crown or Crown body
77Disposal of existing public works to local authority
78Disposal of reserves to administering body
79Disposal in accordance with enactment or rule of law
80Disposal in accordance with legal or equitable obligation
81Disposal by the Crown under certain legislation
82Disposal of land held for public works
83Disposal for reserve or conservation purposes
84Disposal for charitable purposes
85Disposal to tenants
86RFR landowner’s obligations under this subpart
87Notice of RFR land with computer register after settlement date
88Notice of disposals of RFR land to others
89Notice of land ceasing to be RFR land
90Notice requirements
91Recording memorials on computer registers for RFR land
92Removal of memorials when land to be transferred or vested
93Removal of memorials when RFR period ends
94Waiver and variation
95Disposal of Crown bodies not affected

The Parliament of New Zealand enacts as follows: