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

Rules Under Section 118

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Rules Under Section 118.

Whereas by "The Native Land Court Act, 1894," it is enacted that the Chief Judge of the Native Land Court may from time to time, with the approval of the Governor in Council, make and prescribe rules of practice and procedure and forms of proceedings in the various matters in which jurisdiction is or may be conferred on the said Court, and for regulating the sittings of the said Court, and for fixing the fees to be paid under the said Act, and the time and mode of payment, and for enforcing payment thereof:

Now, therefore, I, George Boutflower Davy, Chief Judge of the said Court, for the purposes aforesaid, and each and every of them, and in exercise of the power and authority in that behalf vested in me by the hereinbefore-recited Act, do hereby make the rules and regulations and prescribe the forms of procedure following:—

Claims under Section 118 of "The Native Land Court Act, 1894."

1.Notices of claim under Section 118 are to be forwarded in triplicate to the Chief Judge, who will forward one copy thereof to the Commissioner of Crown Lands for the District. Notices must state nature of claim and lands affected with sufficient distinctness, but no special form of notice is required.
2.If the claim be in respect of land in more than one block, a separate notice must be given in respect of each block, but subdivisions of a block may be included in a single notice.
3.It shall be the duty of the Registrar to notify the commissioner of Crown Lands for the district of the time and place appointed for holding any inquiry under section 118, and to give public notice thereof in the Gazette.
4.Certificates under section 118 shall be in the form or to the effect in the Schedule hereto, and shall be in duplicate. It shall be the duty of the Judge signing the same to transmit one duplicate thereof to the Chief Judge, and the other shall be forwarded to the Registrar of the district for delivery to the person entitled.page 63
5.Before signing any such certificate, the Judge shall give fourteen days' notice in writing to the Commissioner of Crown Lands for the district of his intention to sign the same.
6.A separate certificate shall be given in respect of each block or subdivision: Provided that the Judge may at his discretion include two or more subdivisions of the same block in a single certificate.

In addition to the ordinary fees of the Court in the matter of the inquiry, there shall be payable in respect of each such claim the following fees, which shall be paid by stamps affixed to the notice of claim. It shall be the duty of the Registrar to see that such stamps are duly affixed before notifying such claim for hearing:—

£ s. d.
On lodging notice of claim 0 10 0
If such claim include more than one subdivision, for each additional subdivision 0 5 0
Gazetting notice of claim 1 0 0

There shall be paid also for each certificate granted £1.

8.No certificate shall be delivered until all fees of the Court and all fees payable under these regulations have been paid.