Te Taurawhiri I Te Reo Māori Māori Language Commission
Māori Language Act 1987Māori Language Act 1987

This Act should be read in together with the Māori Language Amendment Act 1991

Analysis

* Title
* Preamble
1 Short Title and commencement
2 Interpretation

Recognition of Māori Language

3 Māori language to be an official language of New Zealand
4 Right to speak Māori in legal proceedings
5 Effect of recognition

Māori Language Commission

 6 Establishment of Commission
 7 Functions of Commission
 8 Powers of Commission
 9 Commission to have regard to Government policy
10 Annual report
11 Responsibilities of other persons and bodies unaffected
12 Membership of Commission
13 Further provisions relating to Commission
14 Money to be appropriated by Parliament for purposes of this Act

Certificates of Competency

15 Commission to grant certificates of competency in the Māori language
16 Qualifications for certificates of competency
17 Commission may delegate power to issue certificates of competency
18 Endorsement for purposes of legal proceedings
19 Complaints against holders of certificates of competency
20 Rules
21 Offence
22 Ombudsmen Act 1975 amended
23 Higher Salaries Commission Act 1977 amended
24 Repeals

Schedule(s)

 1 FIRST SCHEDULE: Courts and Tribunals Before Which Māori May be Spoken
 2 SECOND SCHEDULE: Provisions Relating to Te Komihana Mo Te Reo Māori
 3 SECOND SCHEDULE: Provisions Relating to Te Komihana Mo Te Reo Māori
 4 SECOND SCHEDULE: Provisions Relating to Te Komihana Mo Te Reo Māori
 5 SECOND SCHEDULE: Provisions Relating to Te Komihana Mo Te Reo Māori
 6 SECOND SCHEDULE: Provisions Relating to Te Komihana Mo Te Reo Māori
 7 SECOND SCHEDULE: Provisions Relating to Te Komihana Mo Te Reo Māori
 8 SECOND SCHEDULE: Provisions Relating to Te Komihana Mo Te Reo Māori
 9 SECOND SCHEDULE: Provisions Relating to Te Komihana Mo Te Reo Māori
10 SECOND SCHEDULE: Provisions Relating to Te Komihana Mo Te Reo Māori
11 SECOND SCHEDULE: Provisions Relating to Te Komihana Mo Te Reo Māori
12 SECOND SCHEDULE: Provisions Relating to Te Komihana Mo Te Reo Māori
13 SECOND SCHEDULE: Provisions Relating to Te Komihana Mo Te Reo Māori
14 SECOND SCHEDULE: Provisions Relating to Te Komihana Mo Te Reo Māori
15 SECOND SCHEDULE: Provisions Relating to Te Komihana Mo Te Reo Māori
16 SECOND SCHEDULE: Provisions Relating to Te Komihana Mo Te Reo Māori
17 SECOND SCHEDULE: Provisions Relating to Te Komihana Mo Te Reo Māori

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