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