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  1. New Zealand - Indigenous and tribal peoples - Law, Act

    Rangitane o Manawatu Claims Settlement Act 2016 (2016 No 100). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2016-12-12 | NZL-2016-L-103741

  2. New Zealand - Indigenous and tribal peoples - Law, Act

    Ngaruahine Claims Settlement Act 2016 (2016 No. 93). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2016-12-05 | NZL-2016-L-103739

  3. New Zealand - Indigenous and tribal peoples - Law, Act

    Taranaki Iwi Claims Settlement Act 2016 (2016 No 95). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2016-12-05 | NZL-2016-L-103744

  4. New Zealand - Indigenous and tribal peoples - Law, Act

    Te Atiawa Claims Settlement Act 2016 (2016 No 94). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2016-12-05 | NZL-2016-L-103745

  5. New Zealand - Indigenous and tribal peoples - Law, Act

    Te Ture mo Te Reo Maori 2016 (2016 No 17). (Maori Language Act 2016) - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2016-04-29 | NZL-2016-L-103746

    This Act replaces the Maori Language Act 1987 and amends the Broadcasting Act 1989 and the Maori Television Service (Te Aratuku Whakaata Irirangi Maori) Act 2003. Its purpose is to affirm the status of the Maori language as the indigenous language of New Zealand,
    a taonga of iwi and Maori as a language valued by the nation and highlight its place as an official language of New Zealand. It provides the means to support and revitalise the Maori language.
    For this, the Act establishes Te Matawai as an independent statutory entity to provide leadership on behalf of iwi and Maori in their role as kaitiaki of the Maori language. It provides for Te Matawai and the Crown to develop Maori language strategies to support the revitalisation of the Maori language, including by promoting an increase in the number of people speaking the Maori language and improving their fluency in that language. Finally, it adjusts the functions of Te Taura Whiri, Te Reo Whakapuaki Irirangi, and the Maori Television Service and disestablishes Te Putahi Paoho.

  6. New Zealand - Indigenous and tribal peoples - Law, Act

    Ngati Kuri Claims Settlement Act 2015 (2015 No 76). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2015-09-22 | NZL-2015-L-100551

  7. New Zealand - Indigenous and tribal peoples - Law, Act

    Te Aupouri Claims Settlement Act 2015 (2015 No 77). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2015-09-22 | NZL-2015-L-100552

  8. New Zealand - Indigenous and tribal peoples - Law, Act

    Te Rarawa Claims Settlement Act 2015 (2015 No 79) - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2015-09-22 | NZL-2015-L-100554

  9. New Zealand - Indigenous and tribal peoples - Law, Act

    NgaiTakoto Claims Settlement Act 2015 (2015 No 78). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2015-09-21 | NZL-2015-L-100550

  10. New Zealand - Indigenous and tribal peoples - Law, Act

    Te Kawerau a Maki Claims Settlement Act 2015 (2015 No 75). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2015-09-14 | NZL-2015-L-100553

  11. New Zealand - Indigenous and tribal peoples - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Fisheries (South Island Customary Fishing) Notice (No 3) 2014 (2014/144). - Statutes of New Zealand

    Adoption: 2014-05-06 | NZL-2014-R-97376

  12. New Zealand - Indigenous and tribal peoples - Law, Act

    Ngati Whatua o Kaipara Claims Settlement Act 2013 (2013 No 37). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2013-06-12 | NZL-2013-L-94524

    Part 1 - Preliminary matters, interpretation, settlement of historical claims, and miscellaneous matters
    Part 2 - Cultural redress
    Part 3 - Commercial redress
    Part 4 - Other redress

  13. New Zealand - Indigenous and tribal peoples - Law, Act

    Waitaha Claims Settlement Act 2013 (2013 No 38). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2013-06-12 | NZL-2013-L-94526

    Part 1 - Preliminary provisions, acknowledgements and apology, settlement of historical claims, and miscellaneous matter
    Part 2 - Cultural redress
    Part 3 - Commercial redress

  14. New Zealand - Indigenous and tribal peoples - Law, Act

    Māori Purposes Act 2011 (2011, No 73). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2011-09-15 | NZL-2011-L-88711

    1. Title
    2. Commencement
    3. Interpretation
    4. Functions and jurisdiction of Maori Land Court relating to trustees and administration of estate
    5. Date of distribution of estate
    6. Amendment to Maori Purposes Act 1951
    7. Consequential amendment to Maori Purposes Act 1943

  15. New Zealand - Indigenous and tribal peoples - Law, Act

    Maori Purposes Act 2011 (2011 No 73). - Statutes of New Zealand

    Adoption: 2011-09-15 | NZL-2011-L-91136

    1. Title
    2. Commencement
    3. Interpretation
    4. Functions and jurisdiction of Maori Land Court relating to trustees and administration of estate
    5. Date of distribution of estate
    6. Amendment to Maori Purposes Act 1951
    7. Consequential amendment to Maori Purposes Act 1943

  16. New Zealand - Indigenous and tribal peoples - Law, Act

    Marine and Coastal Area (Takutai Moana) Act 2011 (2011, No. 3). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2011-03-31 | NZL-2011-L-88732

    Preamble
    (1) In June 2003, the Court of Appeal held in Attorney-General v Ngāti Apa [2003] 3 NZLR 643 that the Māori Land Court had jurisdiction to determine claims of customary ownership to areas of the foreshore and seabed. The Foreshore and Seabed Act 2004 (the 2004 Act) was enacted partly in response to the Court of Appeal¿s decision:
    (2) In its Report on the Crown¿s Foreshore and Seabed Policy (Wai 1071), the Waitangi Tribunal found the policy underpinning the 2004 Act in breach of the Treaty of Waitangi. The Tribunal raised questions as to whether the policy complied with the rule of law and the principles of fairness and non-discrimination against a particular group of people. Criticism was voiced against the discriminatory effect of the 2004 Act on whānau, hapū, and iwi by the United Nations Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination and the United Nations Special Rapporteur:
    (3) In 2009, a Ministerial Review Panel was set up to provide independent advice on the 2004 Act. It, too, viewed the Act as severely discriminatory against whānau, hapū, and iwi. The Panel proposed the repeal of the 2004 Act and engagement with Māori and the public about their interests in the foreshore and seabed, recommending that new legislation be enacted to reflect the Treaty of Waitangi and to recognise and provide for the interests of whānau, hapū, and iwi and for public interests in the foreshore and seabed:
    (4) This Act takes account of the intrinsic, inherited rights of iwi, hapū, and whānau, derived in accordance with tikanga and based on their connection with the foreshore and seabed and on the principle of manaakitanga. It translates those inherited rights into legal rights and interests that are inalienable, enduring, and able to be exercised so as to sustain all the people of New Zealand and the coastal marine environment for future generations.

    Inter alia, the Act acknowledges the importance of the marine and coastal area to all New Zealanders and the customary interests of iwi, hapū, and whānau in that area. It also repeals the Foreshore and Seabed Act 2004 and restores any customary interest extinguished by that Act.

  17. New Zealand - Indigenous and tribal peoples - Law, Act

    Ngati Mutunga Claims Settlement Act 2006 (No 61). - New Zealand Legislation

    Adoption: 2006-11-21 | NZL-2006-L-78524

    Provides for claims under the Treaty of Waitangi.

  18. New Zealand - Indigenous and tribal peoples - Law, Act

    Te Arawa Lakes Settlement Act 2006 (No. 43 of 2006). - New Zealand Legislation

    Adoption: 2006-09-25 | NZL-2006-L-78525

    Provides for settlement under the Treaty of Waitangi.

  19. New Zealand - Indigenous and tribal peoples - Law, Act

    Ngaa Rauru Kiitahi Claims Settlement Act 2005 (No. 84) - New Zealand Legislation

    Adoption: 2005-06-27 | NZL-2005-L-78542

    Provides for settlement of claims by the Ngaa Rauru Kiitahi tribe under the Treaty of Waitangi.

  20. New Zealand - Indigenous and tribal peoples - Law, Act

    Ngati Tuwharetoa (Bay of Plenty) Claims Settlement Act 2005 (No. 72). - New Zealand Legislation

    Adoption: 2005-05-23 | NZL-2005-L-78540

    Provides for settlement of claims by the Ngati Tuwharetoa (Bay of Plenty) tribe under the Treaty of Waitangi.

  21. New Zealand - Indigenous and tribal peoples - Law, Act

    Ngati Awa Claims Settlement Act 2005 (No. 28). - New Zealand Legislation

    Adoption: 2005-03-24 | NZL-2005-L-78539

    Provides for settlement of claims by the Ngati Awa tribe under the Treaty of Waitangi.

  22. New Zealand - Indigenous and tribal peoples - Law, Act

    Maori Commercial Aquaculture Claims Settlement Act 2004 (No. 107). - New Zealand Legislation

    Adoption: 2004-12-21 | NZL-2004-L-78538

    The purpose of this Act is to provide a full and final settlement of Maori claims to commercial aquaculture on or after 21 September 1992; and provide for the allocation and management of aquaculture settlement assets.

  23. New Zealand - Indigenous and tribal peoples - Law, Act

    Ngati Tama Claims Settlement Act 2003 (No. 126). - New Zealand Legislation

    Adoption: 2003-11-25 | NZL-2003-L-78535

  24. New Zealand - Indigenous and tribal peoples - Law, Act

    Ngati Ruanui Claims Settlement Act 2003 (No. 20). - New Zealand Legislation

    Adoption: 2003-05-05 | NZL-2003-L-78536

    Provides for settlement of claims by the Ngati Ruanui tribe under the Treaty of Waitangi.

  25. New Zealand - Indigenous and tribal peoples - Law, Act

    Te Uri o Hau Claims Settlement Act 2002 (No. 36). - New Zealand Legislation

    Adoption: 2002-10-17 | NZL-2002-L-78534

    Provides for settlement of claims by the Te Uri o Hau tribe under the Treaty of Waitangi.

  26. New Zealand - Indigenous and tribal peoples - Law, Act

    Pouakani Claims Settlement Act 2000 (No. 90). - New Zealand Legislation

    Adoption: 2000-12-12 | NZL-2000-L-78533

    Provides for settlement of claims for Pouakani tribe under the Treaty of Waitangi.

  27. New Zealand - Indigenous and tribal peoples - Law, Act

    Ngati Turangitukua Claims Settlement Act 1999 (No. 118). - New Zealand Legislation

    Adoption: 1999-10-14 | NZL-1999-L-78531

    Provides for settlements for Ngati Turangitukua tribe under the Treaty of Waitangi.

  28. New Zealand - Indigenous and tribal peoples - Law, Act

    Ngai Tahu Claims Settlement Act 1998 (No. 97). - New Zealand Legislation

    Adoption: 1998-10-01 | NZL-1998-L-78526

    Provides for settlements for Ngai Tahu tribe under the Treaty of Waitangi.

  29. New Zealand - Indigenous and tribal peoples - Law, Act

    Treaty of Waitangi Amendment Act 1998 (No. 113).

    Adoption: 1998 | NZL-1998-L-67353

  30. New Zealand - Indigenous and tribal peoples - Law, Act

    Maori Land Amendment Act 1996 (No. 35 of 1996).

    Adoption: 1996-06-24 | NZL-1996-L-44844

    Amends provisions of the Te Ture Whenua Maori Act 1993 relating to land lease and registration of land.

  31. New Zealand - Indigenous and tribal peoples - Law, Act

    Waikato Raupatu Claims Settlement Act 1995 (No. 58). - New Zealand Legislation

    Adoption: 1995-11-03 | NZL-1995-L-78530

    Provides for settlement of claims by the Waikato Raupatu tribe under the Treaty of Waitangi.

  32. New Zealand - Indigenous and tribal peoples - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Maori Land Court Rules 1994 (No. 35 of 1994).

    Adoption: 1994-03-07 | Date of entry into force: 1994-03-18 | NZL-1994-L-47661

    Regulates procedures of the Maori Land Court.

  33. New Zealand - Indigenous and tribal peoples - Law, Act

    Te Ture Whenua Maori Act 1993 (1993, No. 4). (Maori Land Act 1993) - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 1993-03-21 | NZL-1993-L-88726

    An Act to reform the laws relating to Maori land in accordance with the principles set out in the Preamble.

    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.

  34. New Zealand - Indigenous and tribal peoples - Law, Act

    Treaty of Waitangi (Fisheries Claims) Settlement Act 1992 (No. 121). - New Zealand Legislation

    Adoption: 1992-12-14 | NZL-1992-L-78529

    Part 1 - Provisions relating to settlement of Maori fisheries claims against the Crown
    Part 2 - Amendments to other enactments [sections relating to fisheries and Maori fisheries have been repealed]

  35. New Zealand - Indigenous and tribal peoples - Law, Act

    Treaty of Waitangi (State Enterprises) Act 1988. No. 105. - New Zealand Legislation

    Adoption: 1988-06-30 | Date of entry into force: 1987-12-09 | NZL-1988-L-6978

    Inter alia, Part II of this Act incorporates into the State-Owned Enterprises Act 1986 amendments proposed in an agreement reached in relation to Maori land claims.

  36. New Zealand - Indigenous and tribal peoples - Law, Act

    Maori Affairs Amendment Act 1987. No. 73.

    Adoption: 1987-04-14 | NZL-1987-L-3773

    Amendments to the Maori Affairs Acts 1953, chiefly in relation to a trusteeship fund.

  37. New Zealand - Indigenous and tribal peoples - Law, Act

    Treaty of Waitangi Amendment Act 1985. No. 148.

    Adoption: 1985-12-09 | NZL-1985-L-5011

  38. New Zealand - Indigenous and tribal peoples - Law, Act

    Treaty of Waitangi Act 1975 (No. 114). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 1975-10-10 | NZL-1975-L-51616

    Provides for a Waitangi Tribunal which shall make recommendations regarding claims made under the Waitangi Treaty, which is attached to the Act. The Treaty governs the rights to and use of lands held by indigenous peoples. Reprinted as on 1 April 1995.

  39. New Zealand - Indigenous and tribal peoples - Law, Act

    Maori Purposes Act 1951 (1951, No. 75). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 1951-12-06 | NZL-1951-L-88714

  40. New Zealand - Indigenous and tribal peoples - Law, Act

    Maori Purposes Act 1943 (1943, No. 24). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 1943-08-26 | NZL-1943-L-88712

  41. New Zealand - Indigenous and tribal peoples - Law, Act

    Maori Land Amendment and Maori Land Claims Adjustment Act 1926. - New Zealand Legislation

    Adoption: 1926-09-11 | NZL-1926-L-78527

    Most of the Act has been repealed, however, section 14, which proclaims Lake Taupo as crown land, is still in force.


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