November 2006 Whiringa-ā-rangi – Contents

Māori Appellate Court

Status of land - extent of change must be proportionate to the objective - Craig v Kira - Wainui 2F4D (2006) 7 Taitokerau Appellate MB 1

Māori Land Court

Ruapehu south slope re-hearing - dismissed - In Re Rangipo North 8 (2006) 178 AOT MB 51

Life interest to whangai - dismissed - In Re the estate of Wiremu Northcroft (2006) 175 AOT MB 189

Breach of lease in removing boundary fences - In re Kaitangata 4B & 3A (2006) 178 AOT MB 140

Waitangi Tribunal

Hauraki Report Vol. III - summary part 4

Other courts and tribunals

High Court - charitable trust procedures by Christina Inglis and Craig Linkhorn

Print edition

Download Maori Law Review November 2006 (144 KB PDF)


Status of land – extent of change must be proportionate to the objective – Craig v Kira

Craig v Kira - Wainui 2F4D

Māori Appellate Court (2006) 7 Taitokerau Appellate MB 1 (7 APWH 1)

2 November 2006

Partially successful appeal from a Māori Land Court decision dismissing an application for change of status to General land for the purpose of sale. A change of status would enable more effective utilisation and management, the land having been un-utilised for 60 years. In order to balance the interests of the preferred class of alienees the change of status should only be sought in relation to land which, once sold, would provide sufficient funds for the development of the remaining land.

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