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October 2017 Whiringa-ā-nuku – Contents

Rights of indigenous peoples

Australia - the year in review - 2016-17 - James Dwyer (free)

Court of Appeal – Te Kōti Pīra

Human rights - electoral disenfranchisement - prisoner voting rights - entrenchment and discrimination claims rejected - Ngaronoa v Attorney-General [2017] NZCA 351 - Rachael Jones

Māori Appellate Court – Te Kōti Pīra Māori

Injunction - dismissed - Tito v Tito - Mangakahia 2B2 No 2A1A [2017] Māori Appellate Court 336 (2017 APPEAL 336) - Toni Love

Leave to appeal out of time dismissed - 60% costs reasonable - Muru v Maungatautari Ecological Island Trust - Wani Wani 1 Block [2017] Māori Appellate Court 248 (2017 APPEAL 248) - Toni Love

Trusts - trustee removal - appeal dismissed - Taurua v Harawira - Te Tii Waitangi A [2017] Māori Appellate Court 328 (2017 APPEAL 328) - Toni Love

2017 Māori Appellate Court Judgments - index

Māori Land Court - Te Kōti Whenua Māori

General jurisdiction of court - sale of shares of lessee company beyond jurisdiction - Brown v TPL 4 Limited - Motatau 1B5B5 (2017) 158 Taitokerau MB 88 (158 TTK 88) - Nopera Dennis-McCarthy

Procedure - redefine purpose of Māori reservation - application amended - Raumati – Urenui Pa (Lot 2 of Part Subdivision 3 of Section 24 Block IV Waitara Survey District) (2017) 374 Aotea MB 252 (374 AOT 252) - Nopera Dennis-McCarthy

Procedure - parties - application to withdraw from proceedings dismissed - Edwards v Winiata – Matera Ahu Whenua Trust (2017) 165 Waiariki MB 88 (165 WAR 88)

Status of land - Māori customary land - interim judgment - Bell v McDonnell - Mataimoana (2017) 374 Aotea MB 298 (374 AOT 298) - Isabella Wilson

Trusts - alleged misappropriation of trust funds - interim judgment - Deputy Registrar - Lot 1 DP 17494 Part Section 2345 New Plymouth (old Railway Station) (2017) 374 Aotea MB 81 (374 AOT 81) - Isabella Wilson

Trusts - review of trust and trustee removal application dismissed - Eggo v Tupene - Opape No 1A No 1B Māori Land Court (2017) 169 Waiariki MB 45 (169 WAR 45) - Isabella Wilson

Trusts - termination and reconstitution of whānau trust - Snell v Reti- Steel - Hemaima Reti Ataria Whanau Trust (2017) 68 Tairawhiti MB 158 (68 TRW 158) - Isabella Wilson

Succession - wind up and distribution of estate - Tatana - Estate of Ratahi Tatana (2017) 157 Taitokerau MB 132 (157 TTK 132) - Isabella Wilson

Succession - interest changed to reflect whāngai status - Thorpe - Waikawa Village Section 10C3 (2017) 374 Aotea MB 291 (374 AOT 291) - Nopera Dennis-McCarthy

Partition and occupation order - granted subject to a survey - Dewes - Waipiro MT Sec 5 Blk X (2017) 69 Tairawhiti 1 (69 TRW 1) - Nopera Dennis-McCarthy

Landlocked land - access across adjoining land granted - Huata v Robin – Rotopounamu 1B1A (2017) 60 Tākitimu MB 7 (60 TKT 7) - Nopera Dennis-McCarthy

2017 Māori Land Court Judgments - index

Waitangi Tribunal - Te Rōpū Whakamana i Te Tiriti o Waitangi

Waitangi Tribunal Procedure - urgent inquiries - adjourned - settlement Bill before House of Representatives - The Tūwharetoa Deed of Settlement (Nigel Baker) claim (Wai 2622, #2.5.3) - Martha Reilly

Legislation - Ngā Whakaturetanga

Review of Te Ture Whenua Māori Act 1993 - 2017 progress of Te Ture Whenua Māori Bill - Toni Love

Sir Edward Taihakurei Durie student essay competition 2017

Entries have now closed for the 2017 Sir Edward Taihakurei Durie student essay competition sponsored by the Māori Law Review. For more information on the competition go here.

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