December 2005 Hakihea – Contents

Māori Land Court

Chief Judge’s powers – powers to appoint counsel and grant Special Aid vested in Court, not in Chief Judge – Matauri X Incorporation [2005] Chief Judge's MB 276


Chief Judge’s powers – powers to appoint counsel and grant Special Aid vested in Court, not in Chief Judge – Matauri X Incorporation

Matauri X Incorporation

Māori Land Court [2005] Chief Judge's MB 276 (2005 CJ 276)

30 November 2005

Applications for the appointment of counsel to act for Judge Spencer and for payment of counsel's costs dismissed for lack of jurisdiction and inappropriateness. The power to appoint counsel and to grant Special Aid is vested in the Court and not in the Chief Judge who is distinct from the Court.

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November 2005 Contents

COMMENT
Discrimination in the Foreshore & Seabed Act 2004

MÄORI LAND COURT & APPELLATE COURT
Review of trust - voting methods
Change of status under land management plan

OTHER COURTS AND TRIBUNALS
High Court - claim to education land
High Court - challenge to trespass orders & Land Transfer Act title
Court of Appeal - Rakiura Island management
Environment Court - marina proposals, Foreshore and Seabed Act 2004

UPDATES
Brief to the Incoming Minister in Charge of Treaty Negotiations
Mäori ministers & Mäori related portfolios
Mäori electorate turnout
UN Rapporteur comment

PARLIAMENT
Maiden speeches of note

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October 2005 Whiringa-ā-nuku – Contents

Māori Appellate Court

Alienation and status of land - sufficient notice of desire to exercise right of first refusal - Collins v Te Whaiti - Kehemane Reserve 2A1 (2005) 14 Tākitimu Appellate MB 42

Māori Land Court

Land Court - change of status application

Land Court - change of status application

Waitangi Tribunal

Report on Criminal Offender Assessment Policies

Other courts and tribunals

Employment Relations Authority – Mäori TV presenter, foreshore protest

Updates

Te Arawa Lakes settlement

Te Roroa settlement

Foreshore and seabed applications

Fisheries settlement payouts

Print edition

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Alienation and status of land – sufficient notice of desire to exercise right of first refusal – Collins

Collins v Te Whaiti - Kehemane Reserve 2A1 

Māori Appellate Court (2005) 14 Tākitimu Appellate MB 42 (14 ACTK 42)

28 October 2005

Unsuccessful appeal against a decision of the Māori Land Court dismissing an application for confirmation of sale of Kehemane Reserve 2A1 and an application for a change of status of the land from Māori freehold land to General land. The preferred class of alienees (PCA) gave sufficient notice of a desire to exercise their right of first refusal.

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September 2005 Contents

MÄORI LAND COURT & APPELLATE COURT
Trust - method of voting, variation of trust s 244
Section 45 applications - purpose and powers

WAITANGI TRIBUNAL
The Waimumu Trust (SILNA) Report 2005

OTHER COURTS AND TRIBUNALS
High Court - illegal payments by trustees, beneficial class of trust
Environment Court - Mäori sovereignty and Resource Management Act 1991, s 314(da) Resource Management Act 1991

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August 2005 Contents

MÄORI LAND COURT & APPELLATE COURT
Tresspass on Maori freehold land
Lake Horowhenua
Removal of trustees
Succession order
Foreshore customary rights order

WAITANGI TRIBUNAL
Turanga (Gisborne) report part II

PARLIAMENT
Constitutional Arrangements Select Committee

UPDATES
Maori aquaculture

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July 2005 Contents

WAITANGI TRIBUNAL
Türanga Tangata Türanga Whenua (vol II)

OTHER COURTS AND TRIBUNALS
High Court - Maori Reserved Land Amendment Act 1997 & 1998 - compensation and valuation

PARLIAMENT
Legal Services (Territorial Customary Rights) Amendment Bill
Acts recently assented
Regulations recently assented

UPDATES
Foreshore and seabed applications
Treaty settlements
Geographic Board - Mt Parahaki
Crown forestry rental fees repayment
Appointments

SPEECHES AND PRESS RELEASES
Treaty settlement policies
Treaty of Waitangi touring exhibition

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June 2005 Contents

MÄORI LAND COURT & APPELLATE COURT
Power of land trust to issue a licence
Unclear will - land described rather than shares

WAITANGI TRIBUNAL
Te Arawa Mandate Report (No 2) - adequacy of the Crown negotiations process

OTHER COURTS AND TRIBUNALS
High Court – judicial review re Mäori issues under Local Government Act 2002
Court of Appeal – Matauri X - mortgage powers
under objects of Mäori incorporation

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May 2005 Contents

ARTICLE - BIAS ISSUES IN THE WAITANGI TRIBUNAL AND MAORI LAND COURT
Introduction
High Court decision
Legal tests for apparent & presumed bias
Waitangi Tribunal cases
Maori Land Court cases
Commentary

UPDATES
Waitangi Tribunal
Parliament

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April 2005 Contents

Māori Appellate Court

Status of land - no change to General land for the purpose of securing finance - Davies - Orokawa 3B Lot 14 (2005) 6 Taitokerau Appellate MB 240

Māori Land Court

Conditions of a whānau trust order

Easements over Māori freehold land – equitable estoppel

Other courts and tribunals

Environment Court - Historic Places Act - subdivision on archaeological site

Parliament

Acts recently assented

Bills recently introduced

Foreshore and seabed

Whakatöhea claim

Print edition

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Status of land – no change to General land for the purpose of securing finance – Davies

Davies - Orokawa 3B Lot 14

Māori Appellate Court (2005) 6 Taitokerau Appellate MB 240 (6 APWH 240)

11 April 2005

Unsuccessful appeal from decision of the Māori Land Court dismissing an application to change the status from Māori freehold land to General land. Change in status would not lead to more effective management and utilisation and may actually hinder proposed developments.

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March 2005 Contents

MÄORI LAND COURT & APPELLATE COURT
Conditions of a whänau trust order
Easements over Mäori freehold land – equitable estoppel
Trustees – limitations and conflicts of interest
Removal of trustees – meeting procedure, reasons, notice required

OTHER COURTS AND TRIBUNALS
UN Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination – Foreshore and Seabed Act

PARLIAMENT
Principles of the Treaty of Waitangi Deletion Bill

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February 2005 Contents

WAITANGI TRIBUNAL
Report on the Tauranga Confiscation claims

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December-January 2005 Contents

MÄORI LAND COURT & APPELLATE COURT
Section 45 applications – evidence required
Partition application – coastal forest land
Maori reservation – money donation, s338(13)
Partition – small scale land exchange
Succession - will wrongly describing land

PARLIAMENT
Ngaa Rauru Kiitahi Claims Settlement Bill
Ngäti Tuwharetoa (Bay of Plenty) Claims Settlement Bill
Ngäti Awa Claims Settlement Act 2004
Te Runanga O Ngäti Awa Bill
Aquaculture reforms – select committee report
Mäori Commercial Aquaculture Claims Settlement Act 2004

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