2011 general election and government formation
Māori Appellate Court
2011 Māori Appellate Court judgments - index
Māori Land Court
2011 Māori Land Court judgments - index
Changing the status of Māori freehold land - Warin and Jensen (2011) 30 TTK 37
Trusts - review - Māori Trustee appointed responsible trustee - Māori Trustee - Huriwai Family Trust (2011) 13 Takitimu MB 17
Trusts – trustee appointment – insufficient evidence to determine nominee acceptable - Fenwick - Whakapoungakau 24 (2011) 45 Waiariki MB 252
Trusts – trustee removal - Māori Trustee retained with owner support - Ransfield - Poukawa 9E2 (2011) 13 Takitimu MB 102
Treaty Settlement Legislation before the House of Representatives in 2011
Download the Māori Law Review December 2011 (352 KB PDF).
This table lists the 2011 judgments of the Māori Appellate Court and contains links to reports about the decisions. read more
This table lists the 2011 judgments of the Māori Land Court and contains links to reports about the decisions. read more
The Electoral Commission released the final results of the 26 November general election on 10 December 2011.
Warin and Jensen, re Whangaruru Whakaturia 4 Lot 32 DP 126453 (Part)
(2011) 30 Taitokerau MB 37 (30 TTK 37)
14 November 2011
This decision addresses the statutory criteria for considering whether land can be managed or utilised more effectively as General land than Māori land. The change of status application was refused. The land at issue remains Māori freehold land.
Download Warin and Jensen, re Whangaruru Whakaturia 4 Lot 32 DP 126453 (Part) (2011) 30 Taitokerau MB 37 (30 TTK 37) here (250KB PDF). read more
Māori Trustee - Huriwai Family Trust
Māori Land Court (2011) 13 Takitimu MB 17 (13 TKT 17)
8 December 2011
Application for a review of trust. A meeting of owners was held where new trustees were elected. Mr Nuku argued that if the trustees were to be replaced then the Māori Trustee should be appointed for a period. The Court considered that the most practical outcome was for the Maōri Trustee to be appointed as responsible trustee and for the owners elected at the meeting to be appointed advisory trustees.
Download Māori Trustee - Huriwai Family Trust (91 KB PDF) here. read more
Fenwick - Whakapoungakau 24
Māori Land Court (2011) 45 Waiariki MB 252 (45 WAR 252)
23 December 2011
Applications to appoint two trustees following a meeting of owners. The notice for the meeting stated that a single replacement trustee was required. The Court considered there was insufficient evidence to confirm whether Mr Lloyd, the proposed additional trustee, was broadly acceptable to the beneficiaries.
Download Fenwick - Whakapoungakau 24 (137 KB PDF) here. read more
Ransfield - Poukawa 9E2
Māori Land Court (2011) 13 Takitimu MB 102 (13 TKT 102)
12 December 2011
The applicant sought to have the Māori Trustee removed as responsible trustee. Given the other owners continued to support the retention of the Māori Trustee as responsible trustee, the Court could see no reason to disturb that arrangement.
Download Ransfield - Poukawa 9E2 (127 KB PDF) here. read more
The Whanganui Iwi (Whanganui (Kaitoke) Prison and Northern Part of Whanganui Forest) On-account Settlement Act 2011 was the only Treaty Settlement Bill enacted in 2011. However, a number of settlement bills are currently before the House. Carwyn Jones reviews Treaty Settlement legislation in 2011. read more