Māori Purposes (Wi Pere Trust) Act 1991

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Version as at 12 April 2022

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Māori Purposes (Wi Pere Trust) Act 1991

Public Act
1991 No 38
Date of assent
20 June 1991
20 June 1991

Act name: amended, on 12 May 2017, by section 5(1)(a) of the Māori Purposes Act 2017 (2017 No 18).


The Parliamentary Counsel Office has made editorial and format changes to this version using the powers under subpart 2 of Part 3 of the Legislation Act 2019.

Note 4 at the end of this version provides a list of the amendments included in it.

This Act is administered by Te Puni Kōkiri.


Title [Repealed]
2Wi Pere Trust
4Trust continues
5Trust subject to Trusts Act 2019 and jurisdiction of High Court
6Establishment of Wi Pere Trust Board
7First members of trust board
8Trust board succeeds to rights and liabilities of former trustees in relation to trust
9Transfer of trust property to trust board
11Trust board holds property on trust for purpose of trust
12Trust not subject to limit on maximum duration
13Function and powers of trust board
14Members of trust board not personally liable
15Trust board must have constitution
16Preparation of financial statements
17Audit requirements
18Meaning of beneficial interest
19Manner of holding beneficial interest
20Register of beneficial interests in trust property
21Notification of changes affecting register
22Restrictions on disposal of beneficial interest
23Trust board may purchase beneficial interest
24Disposal of beneficial interest under beneficiary’s will
25Disposal of beneficial interest if beneficiary dies intestate
26Disposal of beneficial interest by way of gift during beneficiary’s lifetime
27Māori Land Court may determine who is lineal descendant of Wi Pere
28Trust board may adjust beneficial interests
29Property (Relationships) Act 1976 does not apply
30Land that is general land
31Application of 1993 Act to general land excluded
32Land that is Māori freehold land
33Application of 1993 Act to Māori freehold land modified
34Jurisdiction of Māori Land Court excluded
35General objectives of Māori Land Court
36General jurisdiction of Māori Land Court
37Other jurisdiction of Māori Land Court
38Alienation of Māori freehold land
39Setting land aside for use by beneficiary
40Transfer of land to beneficiary to provide residential building site
41Jurisdiction of Māori Land Court under Fencing Act 1978
Title [Repealed]

Title: repealed, on 12 May 2017, by section 4 of the Māori Purposes Act 2017 (2017 No 18).