October 1999 Contents

Māori Appellate Court

Status of land - Māori Land Court able to question Crown's reasoning - Ngati Rarua Iwi Trust v Minister in Charge of  Treaty of Waitangi Negotiations and others - Section 38 Wairau West (1999) 4 Te Waipounamu Appellate MB 292

Māori Land Court

Status of land - investigation of customary title - Great Barrier Islands

Other courts and tribunals

Court of Appeal—fisheries assets allocation and “iwi”

High Court—closure of school—Treaty principles applying

Other

Boast, Erueti, McPhail, Smith—Mäori Land Law

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Status of land – Māori Land Court able to question Crown’s reasoning – Ngati Rarua Iwi Trust

Ngati Rarua Iwi Trust v Minister in Charge of  Treaty of Waitangi Negotiations and others - Section 38 Wairau West

Māori Appellate Court (1999) 4 Te Waipounamu Appellate MB 292 (4 APTW 292)

26 October 1999

Successful appeal against a decision of the Māori Land Court changing the status of the land from Crown land to Māori freehold land and vesting it in Te Runanga a Rangitane o Wairau Incorporated. Court should have adjourned to make fuller enquiries as to entitlement. It was appropriate for the Court to question the reasoning of the Crown in identifying the entitled group.

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