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The Māori Law Review is a monthly review of law affecting Māori, the indigenous people of Aotearoa New Zealand.

December 2016 Hakihea – Contents

Court of Appeal – Te Kōti Pīra

Judicial review - refusal of Waitangi Tribunal to inquire urgently upheld - Turāhūi v Waitangi Tribunal [2016] NZCA 387 - James Watson

Māori Land Court - Te Kōti Whenua Māori

Ownership - no jurisdiction as dwellings are chattels - Connor - Pataua 4B (2016) 130 Taitokerau MB 17 (130 TTK 17) - Emerald UnRuh

Status of land - change of status to General land allowed - no preferred class of alienees - Farquhar - Palmerston North Māori Reserve Trust (2016) 358 Aotea MB 19 (358 AOT 19) - James Greenland

Status of land - land remains Māori freehold land - Cross - Horowhenua 9A6B1 (2016) 349 Aotea MB 28 (349 AOT 28) - Indiana Shewen

Legislation - Ngā Whakaturetanga

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

Te Awa Tupua (Whanganui River Claims Settlement) Bill - Select Committee report on Bill - Craig Linkhorn

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