Publications about Legislation

  • Departmental Disclosure Statement - Te Ture Whenua Māori (Succession, Dispute Resolution, and Related Matters) Amendment Bill

    • Published in 2019

    The departmental disclosure statement for a government Bill seeks to bring together in one place a range of information to support and enhance the Parliamentary and public scrutiny of that Bill.

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  • Te Ture Whenua Māori Act 1993 Review Panel report

    • Published in 2014

    The Te Ture Whenua Māori Act 1993 Review Panel report contains our recommendations for reform of the laws relating to Māori land.

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  • Te Ture Whenua Māori Act 1993 Review Panel Discussion Document

    • Published in 2013

    The Te Ture Whenua Māori Act 1993 Review Panel developed proposals to improve the likelihood of utilisation of Māori land. These were based on the core principles of owner engagement and empowerment, accountability, fit for purpose, and best practise. The Panel considered these principles should underpin the legislation that governs Māori land. The proposals also sought to address and remove barriers to the utilisation of Māori land.

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  • The Māori Purposes Bill 2011: Four New Māori Affairs Acts

    • Published in 2011

    A Māori Purposes Bill is an omnibus bill amending legislation relating to Māori Affairs. The passage of the Māori Purposes Bill 2011 has resulted in the enactment of four new Acts: The Māori Trust Boards Amendment Act 2011, The Māori Purposes Act 2011, Te Ture Whenua Māori Amendment Act 2011 and the Māori Fisheries Amendment Act 2011.

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  • The Māori Purposes Bill 2011: Four New Māori Affairs Acts

    • Published in 2011

    This Fact Sheet provides a summary of information about the four new Acts enacted through the Māori Purposes Bill 2011.

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