February 2003 Contents

Custom law and common law

Judicial approaches to custom in the South Pacific

Privy Council – 1958 decision re evidence of custom

Māori Appellate Court

Status of land - change to General land not more effective - Phillips - Oromahoe 17B1 and 17B2 (2003) 6 Whangarei Appellate MB 84

Trustee meeting fees & company directorship fees

Other courts and tribunals

High Court – trespass on iwi administration office, jurisdiction of the court

Employment Court – dismissal of Mäori worker, protocol required

Parliament

Supreme Court Bill – debate

Print version

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Status of land – change to General land not more effective – Phillips

Phillips - Oromahoe 17B1 and 17B2
Māori Appellate Court (2003) 6 Whangarei Appellate MB 84 (6 APWH 84)

18 February 2003

Successful appeal against a Māori Land Court decision granting orders to change the status of land from Māori freehold land to General land. The change of status would not lead to more effective management and utilisation of the land. It was not enough that a change in status would put an end to arguments between whānau members.

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