This New Zealand Law, consisting of 33 Parts and 3 Schedules, provides for various matters that apply to the territory of Niue, including Village Councils, cases stated by the High Court or Land Court or Land Appellate Court and cases stated by Supreme Court for Land Appellate Court, land taxes and land development. The Land Court may by Order declare that any Niuean land shall be subject to the provisions of act relating to land development. Such land may, subject to any lease, license, or other alienation to which the land is subject, be cultivated, used, and managed by the Cabinet of Ministers, who may carry on any agricultural business or any other business or occupation connected with the land and the produce thereof on behalf of and for the benefit of the owners or such Niueans as may be interested in the business carried on.
Implemented by: Land Court Rules 1969. (2006-12)
Implemented by: Land Registration Regulations 1969. (2006-12)
Amended by: Taoga Niue Act 2012 (No. 320). (2012)
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The Polynesian Maori reached New Zealand in about A.D. 800. In 1840, their chieftains entered into a compact with Britain, the Treaty of Waitangi, in which they ceded sovereignty to Queen Victoria while retaining territorial rights. That same year, the British began the first organized colonial settlement. A series of land wars between 1843 and 1872 ended with the defeat of the native peoples. The British colony of New Zealand became an independent dominion in 1907 and supported the UK militarily in both world wars.
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