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Unproductive Maori Land in 1952
Issues on unproductive Maori Land in 1952
CHANGES MADE IN THE LAW relating to unproductive Maori land in Part III of the Maori Purposes Act, 1950, have aroused a good deal of discussion. TE AO HOU has obtained an authoritative explanation of the more important features of the new legislation.
For many years the Court has had power (under Section 540 of the Maori Land Act, 1931) to appoint the Maori Trustee agent for the owners of Maori land for the purposes of leasing or selling the land in cases where the Court was satisfied:
a.. that the land was unleased and unoccupied and was not kept clear of noxious weeds, or
b.. that any beneficial owner could not be found, or
c.. that any owner was in a position which rendered it necessary or advisable that his land should be dealt with under the section referred to.
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