Te Awa Tupua (Whanganui River Claims Settlement) Act 2017

Appointments

20 Appointments to Te Pou Tupua
Nominations

(1)

The office of Te Pou Tupua comprises 2 persons appointed by nominators as set out in subsections (2), (3), and (4).

(2)

One person must be nominated by the iwi with interests in the Whanganui River and one person must be nominated on behalf of the Crown as provided for in subsections (3) and (4).

(3)

In the case of the first nomination after the commencement of this Act, 1 person must be nominated on behalf of the Crown by the Minister for Treaty of Waitangi Negotiations, in consultation with the Minister for Māori Development, the Minister of Conservation, and the Minister for the Environment.

(4)

For all subsequent nominations, 1 person must be nominated on behalf of the Crown by the Minister for the Environment, in consultation with the Minister for Māori Development, the Minister of Conservation, and any other Minister that those Ministers consider to be relevant in light of the purpose of Te Pou Tupua.

(5)

In making their nominations, a nominator must be satisfied that the relevant nominee has the mana, skills, knowledge, and experience to achieve the purpose and perform the functions of Te Pou Tupua.

(6)

However, before making a nomination, a nominator must give notice to the other nominator—

(a)

of the name of the proposed nominee:

(b)

inviting comment from the other nominator on the suitability of the proposed nominee, having regard to the requirement of subsection (5).

Appointments

(7)

The nominators must jointly appoint the persons nominated under subsection (1), having regard to the ability of the 2 nominees jointly to fulfil the purpose and perform the functions of Te Pou Tupua.

(8)

Further provision is made for matters relevant to Te Pou Tupua in Part 1 of Schedule 3.

(9)

In this section and Schedule 3, nominator means, as the case requires,—

(a)

the iwi with interests in the Whanganui River:

(b)

the nominating Minister.