June 2011 Pipiri – Contents

Māori Appellate Court

Trusts – enforcement – former trustee could not use capacity as beneficial owner to criticise trust for litigation involving him - Brownlie

Māori Land Court

Status of land – ownership determined, title irregularities addressed - Cooper- Nathan - Motatau 5A2A2 (2011) 22 Taitokerau MB 177

Māori reservation – application for rehearing of status determination granted – Merito - The Moutoki, Tokata and Rūrima Islands (2011) 34 Waiariki MB 176


Trusts – enforcement – former trustee could not use capacity as beneficial owner to criticise trust for litigation involving him – Brownlie

Brownlie v Brown - Pipituangi A Trust

[2011] Māori Appellate Court MB 271 (2011 APPEAL 271)

30 June 2011

Appeal against the lower Court’s decision to dismiss an application for enforcement of trust obligations. The appeal was dismissed at the hearing with reasons delivered later. An award for 80% costs was made in favour of the respondents.

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Status of land – ownership determined, title irregularities addressed – Cooper-Nathan

Cooper- Nathan - Motatau 5A2A2

Māori Land Court (2011) 22 Taitokerau MB 177 (22 TTK 177)

10 June 2011

Irregularities in title information discovered when an application was filed to change the status of land. Ownership determined and orders issued to address irregularities in title information.

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Māori reservation – application for rehearing of status determination granted – Merito

Merito - The Moutoki, Tokata and Rūrima Islands

Māori Land Court (2011) 34 Waiariki MB 176 (34 WAR 176)

30 June 2011

Application for rehearing of a 2010 status determination granted. Application for review dismissed. Since three official records of the Islands conflicted, an expert was engaged to provide the Court with a comprehensive history of the Rūrima Islands from a title investigation and survey perspective.

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