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[Collected Rules and Regulations of the Native Land Court, in English and Māori]


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100.Surveys must be made in accordance with the regulations for the time being of the Survey Department, as modified by these regulations.
101.All boundary-lines must be distinctly marked on the ground by lines cut through all vegetation above 2ft. in height.
102.When triangulation is available for ascertaining distances, it will not be necessary to chain long lines if the crossings of streams, ridges, or other natural features are fixed by intersections. Where a boundary-line abuts on to a stream, lake, or coast-line, the length of such line, as well as the traverse length, must be supplied. Swamps or terrace boundaries are inadmissible; they must be shown by right lines.
103.The positions of all remarkable hills, ridges, pas, eelweirs, Native cultivations, tracks, battle-fields, villages, &e., within or near the block under survey must be fixed by intersections; and the courses of all rivers, forest-margins, swamps, lakes, coast-lines, or other natural or artificial features must be sketched in for delineation in their proper position on the map.
104.The native names of all boundaries or natural features within or pertaining to the block must be ascertained, together with the names and position of adjacent lands, and shown on the map.
105.All plans are to be drawn upon mounted paper, to the scales given in the regulations of the Survey Department; but they must not be on a less scale than 20 chains to the inch, unless by special permission. It is advisable when possible, but not absolutely necessary, to keep the maps of the uniform sizes of 30in. by 30in., or 18in. by 16in., but in no case must a less space than 100 square inches be left clear of any survey detail. Maps should be neatly drawn, in accordance with specimens to be seen in any of the Suryey offices. The whole boundary of the land forming the subject of the claim is to be conspicuously indicated by a tint of pink carried all round within it; and, when islands lying adjacent to the mainland are intended to be included in the claim, they must be coloured of the same tint. The map should have a plain title stating the Native name of the block, the survey district, and the land district in which the land lies, with the name or names of one or more of the applicants, and the names of those who pointed out the boundaries. The scale page 15to which it is drawn, the meridian of the circuit in which the block is situated, and the area must be plainly stated. In the lower left-hand corner must be quoted the number and date of letter of instructions to the surveyor, with the number and page of the field-book. The map must bear a certificate signed by the surveyor making the survey, in Form No. 42, or to that effect.
106.Every plan signed as "approved" by the Chief Surveyor shall be taken to be in accordance with these regulations or with the regulations of the Survey Department for the time being, and shall be sufficient for the purposes of the Court.