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|2.||Native Land Court may inquire into title to lands in Second Schedule.|
|3.||Validation of grants &c. already made.|
An Act to provide for ascertaining Titles to certain Title. Lands in the Poverty Bay District.
[31st August, 1874.]
Be it therefore enacted by the General Assembly of New Zealand in Parliament assembled, and by the authority of the same, as follows:—
|1.||Short Title. The Short Title of this Act shall be "The Poverty Bay Lands Titles Act, 1874."|
Native Land Court may inquire into title to lands in Second Schedule Notwithstanding that the Native title has been extinguished over the lands described in the said Second Schedule, any person or persons claiming any estate or interest in such of the said lands as have not been adjudicated upon by the said Judge as aforesaid may have his or their title to such land or any parts thereof investigated and determined by the Native Land Court in the manner provided by "The Native Land Act, 1873," or any Act amending the same, (hereinafter called "the said Acts,") as effectually to all intents and purposes as if the Native title to or in such land, or any part or parts thereof, had not been extinguished, and as if such lands were primarily liable to be dealt with under the said Acts or any of them.
Such lands may, upon any investigation of the title thereto in accordance with this Act, and at all times thereafter, be dealt with under the said Acts.
|3.||Validation of grants &c. already made. The validity of any Crown grant of land heretofore made under the provisions of "The Poverty Bay Grants Act, 1869," or any Acts amending the same, shall not be questioned by reason only of any informality attending the issue of any such grant, or of any irregularity in the times and manner in which the said Judges or either of them held sittings as aforesaid, or by reason of the fact that one of such Judges sat and acted alone.|
And notwithstanding any such informality or irregularity as aforesaid, or by reason of any such Judge having sat and acted alone as aforesaid, every such Crown grant, and every other deed conveyance assurance matter or thing executed made or done under or by virtue of the land comprised in any such Crown grant, shall be, and the same is hereby declared to be, valid to all intents and purposes: page 6Provided that this Act shall only be construed to give validity to any such deed conveyance assurance matter or thing as aforesaid so far as the validity thereof respectively shall or may depend upon the validity of any such Crown grant as aforesaid.
All that block of land situate at Poverty Bay, in the Province of Auckland, bounded by a line commencing at Paritu, on the sea coast, to the northward of the Mahia Peninsula; thence running straight to Te Reinga; thence along the Rakituri River to its source on the Watershed Range dividing the East Coast from the Bay of Plenty; thence along the summit of the said range, that is to say, by Maungapohatu and Maungahaunui, to Tautamoe; thence in the direction of the sea by Pukahikatoa, Arahiki, Wakaroa, and Rakuraku, to the sea at Turanganui; thence along the sea coast to the commencing point at Paritu.
Boundaries of Block awarded to Te Ai-tanga-a-Mahaki (Estimated at 400,000 Acres).
Commencing at Waioharore, up the Waimata, then along the boundary of the ceded block to Tautamoe, thence to Mokonuiarangi, thence to Poroha, thence by Government boundary to Waipawa, along Government boundary to north-east corner of Pepewhakau Bush, crosses Waipawa to Pukearuhe, then along Rongowhakaata's boundary to Waiohiharore.
Boundaries of Block awarded to Rongowhakaata (Estimated at 5,000 Acres).
Commencing at Waiohiharore, along the boundary between Waikanae and Awapuni to a bend in the Waipawa Stream at Pukerarauhe, thence across the stream to the east corner of Pepewhakau Bush, thence round the boundary of the ceded block to Te Arai, up Te Arai Stream to its junction with the Ngaitahupo land, down that same boundary to the mouth of the Waipau Stream, thence along the sea coast to Waiohiharore.
Boundaries of Block awarded to Rongowhakaata and Ngatikahungunu, estimated at 185,000 Acres.
Commencing at Tokiahaeringaarangi along the boundary of the ceded block to Maungapohatu; turns thence to Mokonuiarangi to Te Poha; thence round south-east boundary of Government land to Te Arai; thence to Tokiahaeringaarangi.
Boundaries of Ngatitahapu Block (Estimated at 51,600 Acres).
Commencing at Paritu thence along Confiscated boundary to Tokiahaeringaarangi to Te Arai, down the stream to upper corner of Patutahi ceded block; thence by boundary of Te Arai Block to the mouth of the Waipawa Stream; thence to the sea to Paritu.
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