Pursuant to section 77(2) of the Electoral Act 1993, the Minister of Justice gives the following notice.
1. Title—This notice may be cited as the Māori Option Notice 2018.
2. Commencement—This notice comes into force on the day after the date of its publication in the New Zealand Gazette.
3. Period for exercise of Māori option—The period of four months during which, in 2018, any Māori may exercise the option given by section 76(1) of the Electoral Act 1993, is the period beginning on 3 April 2018 and ending with the close of 2 August 2018.
Dated at Wellington this 7th day of February 2018.
Hon ANDREW LITTLE, Minister of Justice.