Treaty of Waitangi Act 1975
State-Owned Enterprises Act 1986
This notice concerns land at the corner of Flygers Line and State Highway No. 3, Palmerston North and Maori claims under the Treaty of Waitangi Act 1975.
The land at the corner of Flygers Line and State Highway No. 3, Palmerston North is described in legal terms as
land contained in Computer Freehold Register WN36D/896 being Lot 1 on DP 31760, comprising 4.3984 hectares, more or less.
The land was once owned by the Crown.
It was transferred to a State enterprise under section 23 of the State-Owned Enterprises Act 1986.
There is a special notice or “memorial” on the Computer Freehold Register for the land, which provides that, if
the Waitangi Tribunal so recommends, the land shall be resumed by the Crown and returned to Maori ownership
(see sections 27A and 27B of the State-Owned Enterprises Act 1986).
The current owner of the land, WOODHAM & SMITH PROPERTIES LIMITED, has applied to the Waitangi Tribunal to have this memorial removed.
The application has been made under section 8D of the Treaty of Waitangi Act 1975.
ANY MAORI PERSON WHO CONSIDERS THAT THEY, OR ANY GROUP TO WHICH THEY BELONG, HAS
A CLAIM TO MAKE TO THE WAITANGI TRIBUNAL ABOUT THIS LAND SHOULD SUBMIT THEIR CLAIM TO THE TRIBUNAL BEFORE 23 SEPTEMBER 2005.
Section 6 of the Treaty of Waitangi Act 1975 sets out the grounds for making a claim.
Claims may be posted to the Registrar, Waitangi Tribunal, P.O. Box 5022 or D.X. S.P. 22-525, Wellington, or delivered to the Registrar, Waitangi Tribunal, Level Two, 141 The Terrace, Wellington.
If no claim about this land is made to the Registrar before
23 September 2005, the Tribunal may recommend that the land be no longer subject to resumption by the Crown and be returned to Maori.
Dated at Palmerston North this 16th day of June 2005.
This notice is filed by:
JOHN HAMISH FREEBAIRN, Fitzherbert Rowe, Solicitors, Private Bag 11-016, Palmerston North.