November 1997 Contents

CONTENTS

Mäori Land Court & Appellate Court

No cases this month

Waitangi Tribunal

Memorandum on confidential evidence

Other Courts and Tribunals

Court of Appeal—the Watercare appeal

High Court—application to prevent the allocation of pre-settlement fisheries assets

High Court—leave to appeal on Mäori representation & values issues under the
Historic Places Act

High Court—Muaupoko sea-fishing rights

District Court—customary taking of shellfish

Parliament

Mäori Reserved Land Amendment Bill

Tutaepatu Lagoon Vesting Bill

Primary Producer Boards Reform Bill

Other

Ngäi Tahu settlement (part 2)

Mäori land information on the internet

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October 1997 Contents

Mäori Land Court & Appellate Court

Invalid lease, application for payment for occupation and use

New Auckland office for Mäori Land Court

Waitangi Tribunal

Nothing this month

Other Courts and Tribunals

Fisheries—challenge to annual quota lease round—whether socio-economic factors taken into account

Environment—location of television tower on sacred hill

Fisheries allocation—procedure for mandating of groups

Criminal law—protection of mana and self defence

Tax—charitable status under Mäori Trust Boards Act 1955

Parliament

Ngäi Tahu (Pounamu Vesting) Act 1997 & Crown Minerals Amendment Act 1997

Crown Settlement Offer to Ngäi Tahu

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September 1997 Contents

Mäori Land Court & Appellate Court

Powers of Mäori Land Court to vary a trust order

Application to review the operations of a trust

Waitangi Tribunal

Review of the Evidence in The Muriwhenua Land Claims—2 vol report

Other Courts and Tribunals

Court of Appeal—Mäori land valuation—The Mangatu blocks case

Court of Appeal—Legal aid and the Human Rights Committee

High Court—Historic Places Act, standing for Mäori groups—Mäori values to be considered on appeal

High Court—Matukuturua stonefields, interference with waahi tapu—Resource Management Act—the ‘reasonable Maori’ test

Environment Court—Historic Places Act—authority to destroy a midden—Mäori values to be considered

Parliament

Waikato Raupatu Claims Settlement Act Commencement Order 1997—Onewhero forest

Resource Management Amendment Bill (No 3)—select committee report

Waitutu Block Settlement Bill—select committee report

Speeches & Press Releases

Multiple-owned Land Development Committee announced

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August 1997 Contents

Comment

Cultural Harvest­—Finding Common Ground

Mäori Land Court & Appellate Court

Duties of trustees—leasing beyond the immediate family group

Waitangi Tribunal

Nothing this month

Other Courts and Tribunals

Court of Appeal—Billy T James, ‘bodysnatching’ & the limits of public debate on race issues

High Court—Fisheries, challenge to TOKM leasing round

High Court—tribal structures and mandates for Treaty negotiations

High Court—company managing ancestral land, problems

High Court—Ngäti Porou forestry venture, success fee and contract with advisers

Parliament

Multilateral Agreement on Investment. Consultation with Mäori

Speeches & Press Releases

Mäori Health and Education Commissioners announced

Tau Henare speech in Australia. On being black and beautiful 

Reports & Articles

Waikato Law Review. Taumauri. Latest issue

Mäori and Trade Marks. A Discussion Paper

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July 1997 Contents

Māori Land Court & Appellate Court

Term of appointment of s439 reservation trustees under the 1993 Act

Crown grants and Māori customary land

Jurisdiction and status of land - no jurisdiction to change Māori freehold land to customary land - Kirk - Opou 19 Block V Turanganui SD (1997) 33 Tairāwhiti Appellate MB 197

Other Courts and Tribunals

Court of Appeal Snapper decision

Māori customary adoptions—status of Marine farming and Māori values

Compulsory taking of customary land—valuation issues

Other

Proposed Optimum Method for Allocation of Fisheries Assets

Parliament

Minister's snapper quota decision

Fisheries allocation process

Aboriginal title

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Jurisdiction and status of land – no jurisdiction to change Māori freehold land to customary land – Kirk

Kirk - Opou 19 Block V Turanganui SD 

Māori Appellate Court (1997) 33 Tairāwhiti Appellate MB 197 (33 APGS 197)

8 July 1997

Unsuccessful appeal against Māori Land Court decision dismissing an application on the grounds that it lacked the jurisdiction to change the status of land from Māori freehold land to customary land.

Download Kirk - OPOU 19 Block V Turanganui SD (1.9 MB PDF) here. read more

June 1997 Contents

Comment

Speech by Minister of Treaty Negotiations

Mäori Land Court & Appellate Court

Waihaha 3D2 Incorporation—power of the court to suspend a committee of management

Waitangi Tribunal

Turangi township claim—Standard of proof for binding recommendations

Broadcasting policy claim—Decision re an urgent hearing on consultation issues

Other Courts and Tribunals

Guardianship Act 1968 and the Treaty of Waitangi (High Court)

Effluent discharge to land—Mäori values (Environment Court)

Local Government Act 1974 and the Treaty (Environment Court)

 

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May 1997 Contents

Mäori Land Court & Appellate Court

No cases this month

Waitangi Tribunal

National Overview. Rangahaua Whänui Series

Other Courts and Tribunals

NZ Federation of Commercial Fishermen Inc & Others v Minister of Fisheries

Harris v Larkins aka Te Awe Awe

Minhinnick & Others v Watercare Services Ltd & Minister of Conservation

Speeches & Press Releases

Mäori appointment to the Law Commission

Community magistrates

Other

The State of Mäori Land Today

 

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April 1997 Contents

Comment

A national agenda on race relations

Mäori Land Court & Appellate Court

Apiata & Samuels & Matauri X block

Gilgen and Matenga & Te Akau B12L Block

Richards & Hoori & Karaka-Huarua A Block

Hamiora & Paki & Matauri X Inc

Re Kohatu O Te Haua No 9 Block

Downes & East Taupo Lands Trust

Thomson & Pokuru 1A1B2 &1A2D2 (Wipaea Manu Block)

Waitangi Tribunal

Hearings postponed

Other Courts and Tribunals

Deane v Attorney General, Horton v Attorney General

Mataka Station Ltd & Others v Far North District Council

Ngati Rauhoto v Waikato Regional Council & Mercury Geotherm Ltd

Isobel Berkett v Minister of Local Government & Wills

Parliament

Mäori Electoral Option

Proposal for Citizen’s Initiated Referendum on the Treaty of Waitangi

Speeches & Press Releases

Mäori Law Commission

Allocation of fisheries settlement assets

 

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March 1997 Contents

Mäori Land Court & Appellate Court

Tahora 2F2 Block and Wairoa District Council

Waitangi Tribunal

Muriwhenua Land Report 1997

Other Courts and Tribunals

Te Whänau A Takiwira Te Köhanga Reo v Tito

Parliament

Mäori Affairs Select Committee

Fisheries and entitlement

Reports & Articles

Criminal Prosecution. Law Commission paper

 

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February 1997 Contents

Mäori Land Court & Appellate Court

Re Pouakani Block

Re Mangere Village Lot 5A

Waitangi Tribunal

Rangahaua Whänui Project

Other Courts and Tribunals

Aotearoa Mäori Radio Trust  v A-G &Te Reo Whakapuaki Irirangi (Te Mängai Paho)

Taranaki Fish &Game Council v McCritchie

Berkett v Minister of Local Government

Kaitiaki Tarawera Inc v Rotorua DC

Whänau A Rongomaiaia v Masterton DC

Parliament

Maiden Speeches

Education (Te Whare Wänanga O Awanuiarangi) Order 1996

Fisheries (Porangahau Taiapure) Order 1996

Cabinet Committee on Treaty of Waitangi issues

Reports & Articles

Report of the Independent Review Committee on Mäori Reserved Lands

Ministry of Mäori Development, Post Election Brief

Report re Aotearoa Television Network & Te Mängai Paho

Speeches & Press Releases

Waitangi Day speeches

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December-January 1997 Contents

Mäori Land Court & Appellate Court

Re Riddiford and Pukaroro No 1 block

Waitangi Tribunal

Nothing this month

Other Courts and Tribunals

Tainui Mäori Trust Board & Ors v Treaty of Waitangi Fisheries Commission & Ors

Te Waka Hi Ika O Te Arawa v Hon Douglas Graham & Ors

West Coast Settlement Reserves Lessee Assn Inc v Valuer-General & Ors: Proprietors of Parininihi Ki Waitotara Block v Valuer- General & Ors

Pauline Tangiora v Wellington District Legal Services Committee

CDL Land New Zealand Ltd v Whangarei District Council

Te Rohe Potae O Matangirau Trust v Northland Regional Council

Western Bay of Plenty District Council v Bryan & Ors

Parliament

Coalition agreement between NZ First and NZ National Party

Office of Treaty Settlements 1996 Post-election Briefing Paper

Ministry of Justice Post-election Briefing Paper

Overseas

R v Adams, R v Cote

Wik Peoples v State of Queensland and Ors; Thayorre People v State of Queensland & Ors

 

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