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

January 2015 Kohi-tātea – Contents

Māori Appellate Court

Chief Judge’s powers – no error of law or jurisdiction in order creating roadway over Māori reservation – The Trustees of the Tauwhao Te Ngare Trust v Shaw [2014] Māori Appellate Court MB 394

Māori Land Court


Partial termination of whānau trust refusedLarkins v Hurae and Ngawaiata Whānau Trust - Waihou Hutoia D2A (2015) 94 Taitokerau MB 120

Appointment of trustees - following 14 years of interim trusteeship – Paora - Te Tii Waitangi A (Waitangi Marae) (2015) 94 Taitokerau MB 134

Appointment of trustees – appointment delayed in light of allegations of impropriety – Kīngi v Eru - Whakapoungakau 24 (2014)

Appointment of trustees  – election in accordance with marae charter – Bigham v Budd - Waiokura Marae and Reserves Trust (2014) 331 Aotea MB 151

Australia - Federal Circuit Court

Family law - parenting orders - relocation - connection to indigenous community - Chesterfield & Brent [2014] FCCA 787

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