The aim of this Act, consisting of 6 Parts and 3 Schedules, is to consolidate and amend the law relating to the administration of the lands comprised in Maori reserves, West Coast settlement reserves, and Maori townships, and to make provision in respect of certain other lands administered by the Maori Trustee. It is divided into the following Parts: General provisions applicable to reserved land (I); Succession to and disposal of beneficial interests in reserved land (II); Provisions with respect to leases of Maori reserves and township land (III); Provisions with respect to leases of settlement reserves (IV); General provisions with respect to leases of reserved land (V); General (VI). Land may be declared to be a Maori reserve and as such shall be vested in the Maori Trustee as freehold. The Trustee shall administer it in the interests of the beneficiaries, but does not have the power to sell reserved land, except under special circumstances. Part III sets out the jurisdiction of the Land Valuation Tribunal, whereas Part IV creates and sets out the jurisdiction of the Valuation Appeal Committee which shall hear objections to valuations.
Amended by: Maori Reserved Land Amendment Act (No. 101 of 1997). (1997-12-10)
Amended by: Maori Reserved Land Amendment Act (No. 1 of 1998). (1998-03-16)
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The Polynesian Maori reached New Zealand in about A.D. 800. In 1840, their chieftains entered into a compact with Britain, the Treaty of Waitangi, in which they ceded sovereignty to Queen Victoria while retaining territorial rights. That same year, the British began the first organized colonial settlement. A series of land wars between 1843 and 1872 ended with the defeat of the native peoples. The British colony of New Zealand became an independent dominion in 1907 and supported the UK militarily in both world wars.