The Act facilitates dealings in land by providing for incorporation of owners of native land and powers of assembled owners (preamble). The objects of incorporation include: to occupy and manage the land as a plantation or farm, to use the land for the growing of timber, to engage in coal mining and to arrange for the lease of land (sect. 5). The Court may make an order of incorporation on the application of any persons interested, stating, inter alia, the objects for which the the body corporate is established (sect. 7). The 60 sections are divided into 3 parts: Incorporation of Owners of Native Land (I), Powers of Assembled Owners (II), General (III).
Implemented by: Cook Islands Land Owners Incorporation Regulations 1972. (1972-10-25)
Amended by: Land (Facilitation of Dealings) Amendment Act 1973-1974 (Act No. 25 of 1974). (1974-04-18)
Amended by: Land (Facilitation of Dealings) Amendment Act, 1973 (Act No. 11) (1973-05-22)