Te Urewera Act 2014

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Version as at 28 October 2021

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Te Urewera Act 2014

Public Act
2014 No 51
Date of assent
27 July 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 Department of Conservation.


3Background to this Act
4Purpose of this Act
5Principles for implementing this Act
6Interpretation generally
8Provisions to take effect on settlement date
9Act binds the Crown
11Te Urewera declared to be legal entity
12Vesting of Te Urewera establishment land
13Te Urewera land inalienable
14National Parks Act 1980 amended
15Public Finance Act 1989 amended
16Board established
17Purposes of Board
18Functions of Board
19General powers of Board
20Decision making affecting relationship of iwi and hapū with Te Urewera
21Appointment of members of Board
23Declaration required as condition of appointment
25Deputy chair
26First and subsequent terms of Board
27Term for which members appointed
28Removal of member
30Liability of members
31Obligations of members of Board in decision making
32Role of chair in decision making
33Unanimous decisions
34Consensus decisions
36Decision by voting
37Decisions by committee
38Budget of Board
40Tax treatment of Te Urewera and Board
41Other statutory powers not affected
42Application of certain Acts
43Application of Resource Management Act 1991
44Obligation on Board to prepare and approve management plan for Te Urewera
45Purpose of Te Urewera management plan
46Contents of Te Urewera management plan
47Relationship between management plan and conservation planning documents
48Review and amendment of management plan
49Transitional provision
50Responsibilities of chief executive and Director-General
51Board’s statement of priorities
52Powers and obligations
53Annual operational plan
55Categories of activity
56Activities for which no authorisation required
57Requirements applying to authorisations
58Activities requiring activity permit
59Process for determining applications for activity permits
60Application of Wildlife Act 1953
61Relationship with Fish and Game Council
62Activities requiring concessions
63Introduction of biological control organisms
64Crown Minerals Act 1991
65Independent review to be undertaken
66Appointment of reviewer or review panel
67Obligations of reviewer
68Response on review report
70Board may make bylaws
71Compliance and enforcement policy and training
73Powers of warranted officers
75Warrants under other legislation
76Offences in Te Urewera
77Offences against warranted officers
78Penalties for specified offences
79Penalties not otherwise prescribed
80Penalties for offences committed for commercial gain
81Proceedings in respect of offences
82Limitation period for filing charging document
83Presumptions relating to offences
84Control of dogs
85Dog control permits
86Offences in relation to dogs
87Board to receive fines
89Registration of Te Urewera establishment land in Te Urewera
90Resumptive memorials to be cancelled
91Interests of registered proprietors of adjacent land not affected
92Existing interests to continue
93Application of other enactments
94Official geographic names discontinued
95Ownership of improvements
96Certain liabilities excluded
97Costs of meeting any liability
98Easement over former Kainaha historic reserve
99Waikaremoana easements
100Land added to Te Urewera
101Criteria for adding land
102Other interests may be acquired
103Relevant considerations for determining whether land may be added or interests acquired
104Proposal to add private land to Te Urewera
105Minister’s obligations
106Board’s obligations
107Minister’s obligations
108Registration of land added to Te Urewera
109Stopping certain unformed roads adjoining Te Urewera land
110Registration of land added to Te Urewera if road stopped
111Circumstances when land may be removed from Te Urewera
112Registration after land removed from Te Urewera
113Recommendation to establish special areas in Te Urewera
114Criteria for recommendations to establish special areas
115Determination of recommendation to establish special areas
116Management of areas established under this subpart
117Minister may propose establishing specially protected area
118Authorisation of activities in specially protected areas
119Restrictions on activities in wilderness areas
120Criteria for authorising activities in wilderness areas
121Limitation on purpose and principles
122Board may enter into covenants
123Scope of covenants
124Compliance and enforcement
125Legal effect and registration of covenant
126Ruakituri Wilderness Area
127Status of Te Whāiti changed
128Status of Onepoto changed
130Vesting of Tāwhiuau Maunga in name of Tangiharuru
131Registration of Tāwhiuau Maunga in name of Tangiharuru
132Role of trustees of Te Rūnanga o Ngāti Manawa
133Management of Tāwhiuau area
134Agreement between trustees of Te Rūnanga o Ngāti Manawa and Te Urewera Board
135Application of other provisions
136Agreement between trustees of Te Rūnanga o Ngāti Whare and Te Urewera Board
137Interests of Ngāti Ruapani ki Waikaremoana in Waikaremoana area
138Amendment to other Acts

The Parliament of New Zealand enacts as follows: