Ture

Te Puni Kōkiri administers 76 Acts (primary legislation) and 26 Legislative Instruments (secondary legislation).

The Ministry is responsible for:

  • Formulating and, where necessary, amending the policy for the legislation.
  • Dealing with enquiries regarding the application of the legislation, and
  • Coordinating any obligations of the Minister under the legislation.

To read or download New Zealand legislation, visit the New Zealand Legislation website.

Primary legislation

As at May 2021. 

  • Broadcasting Act 1989 (Part 4A)
  • Hauraki Maori Trust Board Act 1988 
  • Kaiapoi Maori Reserve Act 1905
  • Lake Waikaremoana Act 1971
  • Maniapoto Maori Trust Board Act 1988
  • Maori Affairs Restructuring Act 1989
  • Maori Community Development Act 1962
  • Maori Housing Act 1935
  • Maori Land Amendment and Maori Land Claims Adjustment Act 1926
  • Māori Language Act 2016 / Te Ture mō Te Reo Māori 2016
  • Māori Purposes (Wi Pere Trust) Act 1991
  • Maori Purposes Act 1931-2011 (a total of 46 Māori Purposes Acts)
  • Maori Purposes Fund Act 1934-35
  • Maori Reserved Land Act 1955
  • Maori Schools Sites Act Extension Act 1890
  • Maori Soldiers Trust Act 1957
  • Māori Television Service (Te Aratuku Whakaata Irirangi Maori) Act 2003
  • Maori Trust Boards Act 1955
  • Maori Trustee Act 1953
  • Maori Vested Lands Administration Act 1954
  • Mauao Historic Reserve Vesting Act 2008
  • Ministry of Maori Development Act 1991
  • Mokomoko (Restoration of Character, Mana, and Reputation) Act 2013 / Te Ture mō Mokomoko (Hei Whakahoki i te Ihi, te Mana, me te Rangatiratanga) 2013
  • New Zealand Māori Arts and Crafts Institute Vesting Act 2020
  • Rua Kēnana Pardon Act 2019/Te Ture kia Unuhia te Hara kai Runga i a Rua Kēnana 2019
  • Tarawera Forest Act 1967
  • Tauranga Moana Maori Trust Board Act 1981
  • Te Runanga o Ngati Whatua Act 1988
  • Te Ture Whenua Maori Act 1993/Maori Land Act 1993
  • Treaty of Waitangi Act 1975
  • Whakarewarewa and Roto-a-Tamaheke Vesting Act 2009

Legislative Instruments

As at May 2021.

  • Aorangi Māori Trust Board Order 2010
  • Aorangi Māori Trust Board Order 2017
  • Hauraki Māori Trust Board Order 2012
  • Hauraki Māori Trust Board Order 2016
  • Maori Assembled Owners Regulations 1995
  • Maori Community Development Regulations 1963
  • Maori Housing Regulations 1960
  • Maori Incorporations Constitution Regulations 1994
  • Māori Land Court Fees Regulations 2013
  • Māori Land Court Rules 2011
  • Maori Occupation Orders Regulations 1994
  • Maori Purposes Fund Regulations 1937
  • Māori Reservations Regulations 1994
  • Maori Trust Boards Regulations 1985
  • Maori Trust Boards (Transitional Provisions) Order 2012
  • Māori Trustee Regulations 2009
  • Mawhera Incorporation Order 1976
  • Parininihi Ki Waitotara Incorporation Order 1976
  • Rotoaira Trout Fishing Regulations 1979
  • Taitokerau Māori Trust Board Order 2019
  • Taranaki Māori Trust Board Order 2009
  • Taranaki Maori Trust Board Order 2012
  • Taupo District Order 1983
  • Te Runanga o Ngai Tahu (Declaration of Membership) Order 2001
  • Wakatu Incorporation Order 1977
  • Whakatōhea Māori Trust Board Order 2018

To read or download New Zealand legislation, visit the New Zealand Legislation website.

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