Te Awa Tupua (Whanganui River Claims Settlement) Bill

  • enacted

Taonga tūturu

68 Taonga tūturu

(1)

This section applies to taonga tūturu found in the Whanganui River on or after the settlement date.

(2)

The taonga tūturu must be held in the interim custody of Te Awa Tupua until the ownership of the taonga tūturu is determined under the Protected Objects Act 1975, subject to any conditions that the chief executive considers appropriate.

(3)

Subsection (2) does not apply if, at any time, the chief executive, in his or her discretion, considers that an alternative to the interim custody of Te Awa Tupua would be appropriate in the circumstances, such as, for example, if conservation treatment is required.

(4)

The discretion of the chief executive or any other person under section 11(2) of the Protected Objects Act 1975 to apply to the Māori Land Court applies under this section.

(5)

Te Pou Tupua must, in accordance with section 11(3) of the Protected Objects Act 1975, notify the chief executive when taonga tūturu are found in the Whanganui River and are being held in the interim custody of Te Awa Tupua.

(6)

For the purpose of giving a notice required by section 11(4)(a)(ii) of the Protected Objects Act 1975, Te Awa Tupua is to be treated as a party that has an interest in a taonga tūturu to which this section applies.

(7)

This section does not limit—

(a)

the National Parks Act 1980; or

(b)

except as provided for in this section, the Protected Objects Act 1975.

(8)

In this section, chief executive means the chief executive of the Ministry for Culture and Heritage.