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

Rules Under Section 120

Rules Under Section 120.

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, do hereby, 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, make the rules and regulations and prescribe the forms of procedure following:—

Procedure under Section 120 of "The Native Land Court Act, 1894."

1.The approval of a Judge to a renewal of lease under section 120 of the Act may be given by indorsement on the page 65deed or instrument of renewal either before or after the execution thereof. It shall not be necessary that such approval shall be given in open Court.
2.A copy of such deed or instrument and indorsement, certified by the Judge as correct, shall be filed with the Registrar for the district within which the land is situate, and shall be forwarded by him to the Court with the application for confirmation of such renewal under section 53 of the Act. It shall be the duty of the Court, before confirming such renewal, to satisfy itself that the instrument presented for confirmation is in accordance with the certified copy.
3.: The fee for filing such copy shall be five shillings (5s.), payable by stamp affixed thereto.

As witness my hand, at Wellington, this 30th day of January, 1895.

G. B. Davy,
Chief Judge.

Approved in Council.

J. F. Andrews,
Acting Clerk of the Executive Council.