Ngāti Apa ki te Rā Tō, Ngāti Kuia, and Rangitāne o Wairau Claims Settlement Act 2014

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Ngāti Apa ki te Rā Tō, Ngāti Kuia, and Rangitāne o Wairau Claims Settlement Act 2014

Public Act
2014 No 19
Date of assent
22 April 2014
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.


4Provisions take effect on settlement date
5Act binds the Crown
7Historical accounts and the Crown’s acknowledgements and apologies
8Summary of historical account for Ngāti Apa ki te Rā Tō
9Text of acknowledgements for Ngāti Apa ki te Rā Tō
10Text of apology for Ngāti Apa ki te Rā Tō
11Summary of historical account for Ngāti Kuia
12Text of acknowledgements for Ngāti Kuia
13Text of apology for Ngāti Kuia
14Summary of historical account for Rangitāne o Wairau
15Text of acknowledgements for Rangitāne o Wairau
16Text of apology for Rangitāne o Wairau
17Interpretation of Act generally
19Interpretation: iwi and trusts
20Meaning of Ngāti Apa ki te Rā Tō, Ngāti Kuia, and Rangitāne o Wairau
21Meaning of historical claims
22Settlement of historical claims final
23Amendment to Treaty of Waitangi Act 1975
24Certain enactments do not apply
25Removal of memorials
26Limit on duration of trusts does not apply
27Access to deeds of settlement
28Provisions of other Acts that have same effect
30Issue, amendment, and cancellation of protocols
31Protocols subject to rights, functions, and obligations
32Enforceability of protocols
33Limitation of rights
34Noting of conservation protocols
35Noting of fisheries protocols
36Noting of minerals protocols
38Statutory acknowledgement by the Crown
39Purposes of statutory acknowledgement
40Relevant consent authorities to have regard to statutory acknowledgement
41Environment Court to have regard to statutory acknowledgement
42Heritage New Zealand Pouhere Taonga and Environment Court to have regard to statutory acknowledgement
43Recording statutory acknowledgement on statutory plans
44Provision of summaries or notices of certain applications to relevant trustees
45Use of statutory acknowledgement
46Relevant trustees may waive rights
47Issue and amendment of deeds of recognition
48Application to river or stream
49Exercise of powers and performance of functions and duties
50Rights not affected
51Limitation of rights
52Amendment to Resource Management Act 1991
54Declaration of overlay classification
55Acknowledgement by the Crown of statements of iwi values
56Purposes of overlay classification
57Agreement on protection principles
58New Zealand Conservation Authority and Conservation Boards to have particular regard to certain matters
59New Zealand Conservation Authority and Conservation Boards to consult relevant trustees
60Conservation management strategy
61Noting of overlay classification
62Notification in Gazette
63Actions by Director-General
64Amendment to strategy or plan
67Existing classification of overlay sites
68Termination of overlay classification
69Exercise of powers and performance of functions and duties
70Rights not affected
71Limitation of rights
73St Arnaud
74Te Tai Tapu (Tombstone)
75Port Gore
76Titiraukawa (Pelorus Bridge)
77Ngā Tai Whakaū (Kawai, World’s End)
78Waimea Pā (Appleby School)
79Te Hora (Canvastown School)
80Picton Recreation Reserve
81Tuamatene Marae, Grovetown
83Wairau Lagoons (reinterment)
84Tītīrangi Bay site
85Aorere Scenic Reserve
86Cullen Point (Havelock)
88Tarakaipa Island urupā
89Agreement relating to Te Pokohiwi
90Te Pokohiwi
91Waikutakuta / Robin Hood Bay
92Ngākuta Bay
94Endeavour Inlet site
95Mātangi Āwhio (Nelson)
96Pukatea / Whites Bay
98Properties are subject to, or benefit from, interests
99Interests in land for reserve sites that are jointly vested sites
100Interests that are not interests in land
101Registration of ownership
102Application of Part 4A of Conservation Act 1987
103Recording application of Part 4A of Conservation Act 1987 and sections of this Act
104Application of other enactments
105Application of Reserves Act 1977 to reserve sites
106Joint management body for Pukatea / Whites Bay and Horahora-kākahu
107Subsequent transfer of reserve sites (other than jointly vested sites)
108Subsequent transfer of jointly vested sites
109No mortgage of reserve land
110Saving of bylaws, etc, in relation to reserve sites
111Names of Crown protected areas and reserve sites
112Vesting and gifting back of alpine tarns
113Vesting and gifting back of Te Tai Tapu
115New names of features
116Publication of new names
117Alteration of new names
118Acknowledgement of association
119Customary use of eels
121Acknowledgement of association
122Authorisation to search for and remove pakohe
123Access to riverbed to search for and remove pakohe
124Obligations if accessing riverbed
125Relationship with other enactments
126Consultation in relation to pakohe
127Relevant pakohe area may be added to, or removed from, deed of settlement
129Authorisation to search for and remove sand, shingle, or other natural material
130Access to riverbed to search for and remove sand, shingle, or other natural material
131Obligations if accessing riverbed
132Relationship with other enactments
134Statutory kaitiaki may advise Minister of Conservation and Director-General
135Customary use of tītī by Ngāti Kuia
136Customary use of tītī by Rangitāne o Wairau
137Recognition of historical association with Endeavour Inlet
138Advisory committee established
139Appointment of members to advisory committee
140Advisory committee may provide advice
141Council must invite and have regard to advice
142Procedure and meetings of advisory committee
143Advisory committee may request information
144Other obligations under Resource Management Act 1991
145Preparation of conservation management plan
146The Crown may transfer properties
147Registrar-General to create computer freehold register
148Application of other enactments
149Transfer of certain deferred selection properties
150Transfer of Nelson High/District Courthouse
151Transfer of properties subject to lease
152Transfer of unlicensed land as deferred selection RFR land
153Application of rest of subpart
154Effect of transfer of unlicensed land
155Management of marginal strips
156Application of subpart
158Right of access to protected site
159Right of access subject to registered lease
160Notation on computer freehold register
162Meaning of RFR land
163Restrictions on disposal of RFR land
164Requirements for offer
165Expiry date of offer
166Withdrawal of offer
167Acceptance of offer
168Formation of contract
169Disposals to the Crown or Crown bodies
170Disposals of existing public works to local authorities
171Disposals of reserves to administering bodies
172Disposals in accordance with enactment or rule of law
173Disposals in accordance with legal or equitable obligation
174Disposals under certain legislation
175Disposals of land held for public works
176Disposals for reserve or conservation purposes
177Disposals for charitable purposes
178Disposals to tenants
179Disposals by Housing New Zealand Corporation
180RFR landowner’s obligations subject to other things
181Notice to LINZ of certain RFR land with computer register
182Notice to trustees of potential disposal of RFR land
183Notice to trustees of disposals of RFR land to others
184Notice to LINZ of land ceasing to be RFR land
185Notice requirements
186Recording memorials on computer registers for RFR land
187Removal of memorials when land to be transferred or vested
188Removal of memorials when RFR period ends
189Waiver and variation
190Disposal of Crown bodies not affected
191Assignment of rights and obligations under this subpart

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