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April 2017 Paenga-whāwhā – Contents

Supreme Court – Te Kōti Mana Nui

Fiduciary duty - Crown owed fiduciary duties to owners of Nelson tenths reserves - Proprietors of Wakatū v Attorney-General [2017] NZSC 17

High Court – Te Kōti Matua

Judicial review - dismissed - concessions to use conservation estate - respondent gave effect to Treaty principles - Ngai Tai Ki Tamaki Tribal Trust v Minister of Conservation [2017] NZHC 300 - James Watson

Takutai Moana – customary marine title recognised – Rakiura – status of applicant – Re Tipene [2016] NZHC 3199 - Andrew Irwin

Māori Appellate Court – Te Kōti Pīra Māori

Procedure - no final decision to appeal - Hunia v Skerrett-White – Kawerau A8D Block [2017] Māori Appellate Court 50 (2017 APPEAL 50) - Toni Love

Leave to appeal out of time - application declined - Tahere v Tau - Rangihamama X3A and Omapere Taraire E (Aggregated) [2017] Māori Appellate Court 62 (2017 APPEAL 62) - Toni Love

Leave to appeal out of time - application declined - Greenaway - Paenoa Te Akau [2017] Māori Appellate Court 44 (2017 APPEAL 44) - Toni Love

2017 Māori Appellate Court Judgments - index

2016 Māori Appellate Court Judgments - index

Māori Land Court - Te Kōti Whenua Māori

Injunction - trespass by ouster – Motiti - Hoete v Faulkner – Motiti North C No 1 Block (2017) 136 Waikato Maniapoto MB 278 (136 WMN 278) - Nopera Dennis-McCarthy

Status of land - application for change to general land to facilitate sale - application granted - Skudder - Tahorakuri A No 1 Sec 8B and Lot 1 Deposited Plan South Auckland 63822 (2017) 160 Waiariki MB 242 (160 WAR 242) - Nopera Dennis-McCarthy

Roadway - rehearing - application to cancel roadway dismissed - Diamondaras v Rice- Rangiuru Part No 2A Roadway (2017) 159 Waiariki MB 94 (159 WAR 94) - Isabella Wilson

2017 Māori Land Court Judgments - index

Resource Management - Ngā Whakahaere Rauemi

Māori interests in natural resource management - 2016 in review by Annie O'Connor, Dave Randal and Alanna Garland Duignan

Waitangi Tribunal - Te Rōpū Whakamana i Te Tiriti o Waitangi

Tū Mai te Rangi! - the Crown and disproportionate Māori reoffending rates (Wai 2540, 2017)

Waitangi Tribunal procedure – urgent inquiries - the Marine and Coastal Area (Takutai Moana) Act (Te Kapotai) claim - Martha Reilly

Waitangi Tribunal procedure – urgent inquiries - The Taurewa Forest Deed of Settlement Claim - Martha Reilly

Legislation - Ngā Whakaturetanga

Te Ture Whenua Māori Bill – Te Pire mō Te Ture Whenua Māori - Select Committee report on Bill - Craig Linkhorn

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