December 2009 Hakihea – Contents

Māori Appellate Court

CostsSamuels v Matauri X Incorporation - Matauri X Incorporation (2009) 7 Taitokerau Appellate 216

Māori Land Court

Chief Judge’s powers – insufficient evidence to overturn vesting orders – Ratahi v Oke - Rangitaiki 28B, 12B, 2B, 2A [2009] Chief Judge's MB 410


Chief Judge’s powers – insufficient evidence to overturn vesting orders – Ratahi v Oke

Ratahi v Oke - Rangitaiki 28B, 12B, 2B, 2A 

Māori Land Court [2009] Chief Judge's MB 410 (2009 CJ 410)

15 December 2009

Unsuccessful application to cancel succession orders made in 1961 and 1988. The applicant was unable to provide sufficient evidence for the Chief Judge to exercise powers under s 45 to revoke the orders.

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Costs – appeal against high costs award dismissed – Samuels v Matauri X Inc

Samuels v Matauri X Incorporation - Matauri X Incorporation

Māori Appellate Court (2009) 7 Taitokerau Appellate 216 (7 APWH 216)

1 December 2009

Appeal against an award for costs. The parties were involved in protracted litigation and the lower Court ordered the appellant to pay 80% of the respondent's actual legal costs. The appellant appealed the award, arguing it was unwarranted and unreasonable. The Court found the award to be reasonable in the circumstances of the case and the appeal was dismissed.

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