Ngāti Whātua o Kaipara Claims Settlement Act 2013

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12 Meaning of Ngāti Whātua o Kaipara
  • (1) In this Act, Ngāti Whātua o Kaipara

    • (a) means the collective group composed of individuals who are descended from—

      • (i) Haumoewaarangi; and

      • (ii) a recognised ancestor of at least one of Ngāti Whātua Tūturu, Te Tao Ū, Ngāti Rango (sometimes referred to as Ngāti Rongo), Ngāti Hine, or Te Uri o Hau who exercised customary rights predominantly within the area of interest at any time after 6 February 1840; and

    • (b) includes the individuals referred to in paragraph (a); and

    • (c) includes every whānau, hapū, or group to the extent that it is composed of those individuals.

    (2) In this section and section 13,—

    area of interest means the area that Ngāti Whātua o Kaipara identifies as its area of interest, as set out in part 1 of the attachments

    customary rights means rights exercised according to tikanga o Ngāti Whātua o Kaipara, including—

    • (a) rights to occupy land; and

    • (b) rights in relation to the use or stewardship of land or other natural or physical resources; and

    • (c) rights of burial; and

    • (d) rights to affiliate to a Ngāti Whātua o Kaipara marae at any of the following places:

      • (i) Haranui:

      • (ii) Reweti:

      • (iii) Araparera:

      • (iv) Kakanui:

      • (v) Puatahi

    descended means that a person is descended from another person by—

    • (a) birth:

    • (b) legal adoption:

    • (c) Māori customary adoption in accordance with Ngāti Whātua o Kaipara tikanga

    tikanga Ngāti Whātua o Kaipara means the customary values and practices of Ngāti Whātua o Kaipara.