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Ture Whakahaere Rahui Maori

Analysis. — Title


General Provisions.

1.Short Title.
3.Definition of lands to be vested in Public Trustee by the Act.
4.Certain reserves to be subject to this Act. Act not to apply to Confiscated Territory.
5.Vesting of real and personal property vested under repealed Acts.

[unclear: As] to Bringing Reserves and Land Owned by Natives Under act.

6.Governor in Council may vest in Public Trustee land reserved for benefit of Natives.
7.Owners of Native hereditaments may bring same under Act with consent of Governor in Council.

By-Laws and Regulations.

8.Public Trustee may make by-laws and regulations.
9.Goveruor's approval establishes validity of by-law or regulation.
10.By-laws and regulations may provide for penalties.


11.The Public Trustee to have power to carry out provisions of Schedule to Act, acting with concurrence of the Board.
12.How power to carry out contracts may be exercised.
13.Public Trustee may compound.
14.Lands vested in public Trustee under Act to be administered by Public Trustee under provisions of Act and Schedule.
15.Public Trustee may carry out any contract valid when land becomes vested.
16.Interpretation of "benefit."
17.Restrictions to be removed for certain purposes.
18.Powers of Public Trustee.
19.Public Trustee may survey lands, lay off roads, and make advances.

Special Provisions relating to Leases Contracts in force prior to Land being vested in Public Trustee

20.Public Trustee may accept surrender of leases in force before and when land vested by Act, and may grant new leases.

Special Provisions as to leasing to Natives.

21.Lands may be leased to Natives under provisions, &c., required by Public Trustee.


22.Natives over seventeen years may give valid discharges for moneys.
23.No Native owner to alienate except by will in favour of a Native.
24.The Public Trustee not to be liable except for wilful neglect, default, or omission. Expenses incurred to be chargeablo on land in respect of which they arise.
25.Conditions regulating actions or proceedings against the Public Trustee.
26.Lands may be taken under "The Public Works Act, 1882."
27.Public Trustee may appoint person to receive moneys payable to Native owner who is under any disability.
28.Governor may make regulations.
29.Public Trustee to keep a register showing the names of Native owners.
30.Native Land Court to forward to Public Trustee duplicate of orders of Court respecting lands.
31.Receipt of person named in register to discharge Public Trustee of all liability.
32.Public Trustee may require Native Land Court to determine interests of Native owners.
33.Public Trustee may require Native Land Court to ascertain title to land. Proviso that no partition without consent of Public Trustee.
34.Native Land Court to have jurisdiction over land, but subject to this Act.
35.Governor may make special regulations for practice and procedure under Act of Native Land Court.
36.Investment of moneys not being income, and distribution of income.
37.Public Trustee to become trustee in place of all trustees under "The Maori Real Estate Management Act, 1888."
38.Governor may by warrant direct District Land Registrar to issue to Public Trustee certificate of title.
39.Any person under disability to be bound by Contract or obligation authorised by Act.
40.Validation of leases heretofore granted by Public Trustee.
41.Public Trustee may accept surrender of any lease for purpose of subdivision of land.
42.Accounts of Public Trustee to be prepared, and laid with report before the General Assembly.
43.Disqualification Acts not to apply to Natives appointed under this Act.page 2
44.Governor in Council may extend period for performing of any act, matter, or thing required by this Act.
45.Exemption from payment of land-or incometax.
46.Exemption from assessment by local authority.
47.Seventeen years to be deemed of full age.
48.No covenants in conveyance, &o., by Public Trustee to be implied against him.
49.District Land Registrar to register without production of Crown grant.


50.Acts repealed. Provisions of repealed Acts to remain in force for purposes of carrying out obligations authorised by repealed Acts.