December 2004 Hakihea – Contents

Māori Appellate Court

Status of land - no change to General land, obstacles do not arise from Māori freehold status - Whitfield and Sons Ltd - Omahu 4C6 (2004) 14 Tākitimu Appellate MB 1


Status of land – no change to General land, obstacles do not arise from Māori freehold status – Whitfield and Sons Ltd

Whitfield and Sons Ltd - Omahu 4C6

Māori Appellate Court (2004) 14 Tākitimu Appellate MB 1 (14 ACTK 1)

10 December 2004

Unsuccessful appeal against a decision of the Māori Land Court dismissing an application for a change of status from Māori freehold land to General land. Insufficient evidence that the obstacles to good management and utilisation arose from its status as Māori freehold land.

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November 2004 Contents

PARLIAMENT
Foreshore & seabed - select committee report Foreshore and Seabed Act 2004
Resource Management (Foreshore and Seabed)
Amendment Act 2004

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October 2004 Contents

WAITANGI TRIBUNAL
Te Arawa Mandate Report

HIGH COURT
Takamore Case

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September 2004 Contents

MÄORI LAND COURT & APPELLATE COURT
Appointment of kaitiaki trustee
Appointment of new trustees
Variation, payments to trustees

PRIVY COUNCIL
Glenharrow, pounamu, Ngäi Tahu
HIGH COURT
RMA, Treaty rights of non-Maori
Management of the Titi Islands

PARLIAMENT
Aquaculture Reform Bill

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August 2004 Contents

GENERAL COURTS
Court of Appeal - provision for Urban Mäori in Fisheries Bill
Court of Appeal - challenge to He Kawai Amokura settlement proposal
High Court - coverage of customary fishing regs

PARLIAMENT
Mäori Fisheries Bill - Select Committee report

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July 2004 Contents

MÄORI LAND COURT & APPELLATE COURT
Commentary & case re change of status to land
Land Transfers
Removal of trustees
Grazing licences
Termination of trusts
Partition orders

PARLIAMENT
Te Ture Whenua Mäori Amendment Act 2004
Streamlining Treaty Settlements

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June 2004 Contents

Māori Appellate Court

Status of land - failure to take into account relevant considerations - Regeling - Orokawa 3B Lots 4, 7 and 8 (2004) 6 Whangarei Appellate MB 157

Waitangi Tribunal

Te Arawa Mandate Claims
Comment

Other courts and tribunals

Land Valuation of Mäori Freehold Land
Taiapure-Local Fisheries
Legal Aid

Reports and articles

Delivering Justice for All

Print edition

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Status of land – failure to take into account relevant considerations – Regeling

Regeling - Orokawa 3B Lots 4, 7 and 8

Māori Appellate Court (2004) 6 Whangarei Appellate MB 157 (6 APWH 157)

30 June 2004

Successful appeal against Māori Land Court decision refusing to change the status of the land from Māori freehold land to General land. Case remitted to the lower Court for rehearing. Lower Court Judge had failed to take into account the Appellant's circumstances and had considered irrelevant matters.

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May 2004 Contents

PARLIAMENT
Foreshore & Seabed Bill - consistency with NZ Bill of Rights Act 1990
Crown Forestry Rental Trust - inquiry into

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April 2004 Contents

Parliament

Foreshore and Seabed Bill 2004

Māori Land Court

Alienation – Court has no jurisdiction to impose extra requirements - Ferris - Nuhiti M10 (2004) 157 Gisborne MB 253

Print version

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Alienation – Court has no jurisdiction to impose extra requirements – Ferris

Ferris - Nuhiti M10

Māori Land Court (2004) 157 Gisborne MB 253 (157 GIS 253)

25 March 2004

Confirmation of alienation by way of sale to a purchaser outside the preferred class of alienees granted. All requirements of Part 8 of Te Ture Whenua Māori Act 1993 had been complied with and the Court has no jurisdiction to impose extra requirements.

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March 2004 Contents

COMMENT

WAITANGI TRIBUNAL FORESHORE AND SEABED REPORT
Introduction
Mäori custom / tikanga
What the Treaty protected
Implications of the Court of Appeal decision
- Possible actions in the High Court
- Possible actions in the Mäori Land Court
The Government proposal
- How much uncertainty exists?
- Uncertainty over access
- Uncertainty about the ability to sell
Reasons for leaving the issue to the courts
Findings on Treaty breaches
Recommendations

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February 2004 Contents

MÄORI LAND COURT & APPELLATE COURT
Waitomo caves settlement - successions

OTHER COURTS
High Court – hapü occupation of Mäori incorporation land – damages award
High Court – meaning of taonga – use of term by non-Mäori
High Court – sale of land with land transfer title – effect of Mäori land claim
High Court – Mataurai X - Mäori land under mortgage – validity of mortgage

PARLIAMENT
Foreshore and seabed debate

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December-January 2004 Contents

WAITANGI TRIBUNAL
New tribunal members

COURT OF APPEAL
Ngai Tahu boundaries

HIGH COURT
Jurisdiction – criminal law
Criminal – use of Te Reo Maori
Interpretation of Orakei Act 1991

PARLIAMENT
Maori Fisheries Bill
Foreshore and seabed policy

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