Remedies recommendations from the Waitangi Tribunal - Haronga v Waitangi Tribunal  NZSC 53
Māori Land Court
Status of land - Council views not relevant in considering status change - Deputy Registrar - Ohawini A6 (2011) 21 Taitokerau MB 172
Appointment of trustees – poll vote appropriate and fair – McLelland - Ngati Hine H2B (2011) 21 Taitokerau MB 57
Incorporation – ahu whenua trust established after liquidator discharged – Te Onetu Pihama Incorporation (2011) 266 Aotea MB 20
Haronga v Waitangi Tribunal
Supreme Court of New Zealand  NZSC 53
19 May 2011
The Supreme Court allowed this appeal for an urgent remedies hearing of a Waitangi Tribunal application. The Supreme Court quashed the original determination and directed the Tribunal to hold an urgent remedies hearing of the application.
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Deputy Registrar - Ohawini A6
Māori Land Court (2011) 21 Taitokerau MB 172 (21 TTK 172)
26 May 2011
Successful application to change status from General land to Māori freehold land. Registered proprietor and his successors identified to enable succession. The Court does not have to take into account a local Council's views concerning the payment of rates when considering an application to change the status of land under s 133 of Te Ture Whenua Māori Act 1993.
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McLelland - Ngati Hine H2B
Māori Land Court (2011) 21 Taitokerau MB 57 (21 TTK 57)
19 May 2011
Application to appoint replacement trustees to the Ngati Hine Forestry Trust in accordance with the election held at the Trust's 2010 AGM. The introduction of a poll vote was in accordance with the Trust order and did not cause unfairness despite the Court noting some procedural shortcomings. Mr Shortland's participation had not been lawful and the polling results were adjusted accordingly.
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Te Onetu Pihama Incorporation
Māori Land Court (2011) 266 Aotea MB 20 (266 AOT 20)
18 May 2011
16 years after being put into liquidation, the debts of Te Onetu Pihama Incorporation were repaid and the liquidation was brought to an end. An ahu whenua trust was established and the Māori Trustee was appointed responsible trustee.
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