|Original name:||Maori Land Act 1993|
|Name:||Te Ture Whenua Maori Act 1993 (1993, No. 4).|
|Subject(s):||Indigenous and tribal peoples|
|Type of legislation:||Law, Act|
|Entry into force:|
|Bibliography:||Legislation on-line New Zealand Legislation, Parliamentary Counsel Office PDF of Act as at 30 April 2016 (consulted on 2011-11-29)
|Abstract/Citation:||An Act to reform the laws relating to Maori land in accordance with the principles set out in the Preamble.
Whereas the Treaty of Waitangi established the special relationship between the Maori people and the Crown: And whereas it is desirable that the spirit of the exchange of kawanatanga for the protection of rangatiratanga embodied in the Treaty of Waitangi be reaffirmed: And whereas it is desirable to recognise that land is a taonga tuku iho of special significance to Maori people and, for that reason, to promote the retention of that land in the hands of its owners, their whanau, and their hapu, and to protect wahi tapu: and to facilitate the occupation, development, and utilisation of that land for the benefit of its owners, their whanau, and their hapu: And whereas it is desirable to maintain a court and to establish mechanisms to assist the Maori people to achieve the implementation of these principles.