Mauao Historic Reserve Vesting Bill

  • enacted

Hon Parekura Horomia

Mauao Historic Reserve Vesting Bill

Government Bill

179—3

As reported from the committee of the whole House

  • Preamble

    (1) Mauao, or Mount Maunganui, is of significant cultural, traditional, historical, and spiritual importance to Ngāi Te Rangi, Ngāti Ranginui, and Ngāti Pūkenga:

    (2) In addition, Waitaha have ancestral associations and historical connections with Mauao:

    (3) Mauao historic reserve (comprising almost all of Mauao) is vested in fee simple in the Crown, and is subject to the Reserves Act 1977. Under that Act, Tauranga City Council is the administering body of the reserve:

    (4) In July 2004, in order to assist its objective of building healthy relationships with Ngāi Te Rangi, Ngāti Ranginui, Ngāti Pūkenga, and Waitaha, the Crown agreed (in principle) to transfer the fee simple estate in Mauao historic reserve to Ngāi Te Rangi, Ngāti Ranginui, and Ngāti Pūkenga, subject to certain conditions. The transfer was not to be consideration for the settlement of any claim against the Crown that was, or was founded on, a right arising from the Treaty of Waitangi, the principles of the Treaty, or in any other way:

    (5) By deed dated 2 July 2007, the Mauao Trust was created empowering the trustees of the trust to hold the fee simple estate in Mauao historic reserve on trust for Ngāi Te Rangi, Ngāti Ranginui, and Ngāti Pūkenga:

    (6) Legislation is required to enable Mauao historic reserve to be vested in the trustees of the Mauao Trust and the Crown’s conditions in relation to the vesting to be met:

    (7) An agreement to introduce vesting legislation in relation to Mauao, dated 11 August 2007, was signed by the Minister of Māori Affairs, representatives of Ngāi Te Rangi, Ngāti Ranginui, Ngāti Pūkenga, and Waitaha, and the trustees of the Mauao Trust:

The Parliament of New Zealand therefore enacts as follows: