December 2011 Māori Law Review

2011 Māori Land Court judgments – index

This table lists the 2011 judgments of the Māori Land Court and contains links to reports about the decisions.

2011 Māori Land Court judgments

Judgment dateCitationMinute BookMLISLegislationSubject
2011
23.12.2011Housing New Zealand Ltd v Tawhai - Te Horo 2B2B2B Residue33 Taitokerau MB 1133 TTK 11Te Ture Whenua Maori Act 1993 section 18(1)(a), 18(1)(d), 79(1), 79(3)Costs – Quantum – GST inclusion – Costs against third parties
23.12.2011Galilee - Maungakawakawa Roadway33 Taitokerau MB 6433 TTK 264Te Ture Whenua Maori Act 1993 section 18(1)(a)Sufficiency of historic roadway order – Status and ownership of roadway – Formation of roadway – Conditions on newly formed roadway
23.12.2011Fenwick – Whakapoungakau 2445 Waiariki MB 25245 WAR 252Te Ture Whenua Maori Act 1993 section 222,231,239,244Appointment of Trustee – Broadly Acceptable to Beneficiaries – Notice – Power of Attorney – Independent Expert – Conflict of Interest
16.12.2011Hall v Opepe Farm Trust45 Waiariki MB 14245 WAR 142Te Ture Whenua Maori Act 1993 section 19, 231, 237, 238, 240Payment of applicants' costs from trust fund's indemnity costs and appointment of interim trustees
16.12.2011Oakly - Te Owai Jackson Whanau Trust45 Waiariki MB 3945 WAR 39Te Ture Whenua Maori Act 1993 section 241Termination of Trust
12.12.2011Ransfield - Poukawa 9E213 Takitimu MB 10213 TTK 102Te Ture Whenua Maori Act 1993 section 18(1)(d), 231, 238Review of Trust
12.12.2011Hunia v Fox - Kawerau A8D45 Waiariki MB 3245 WAR 32Te Ture Whenua Maori Act 1993 section 43, 222, 237, 238, 239, 240Rehearing of removal of trustee application
18.12.2011Maori Trustee - Huriwai Family Trust13 Takitimu MB 1713 TTK 17Te Ture Whenua Maori Act 1993 section 231Review of Trust
18.11.2011Deputy Registrar - Pohokura 3B44 Waiariki MB 1044 WAR 10Te Ture Whenua Maori Act 1993 sections 231, 238Enforce obligations of the Trust - Audit AccountsManagement of Trusts
18.11.2011Trustees of Horina Nepia and Te Hiwi Piahana Whanau Trust v Tahamata Inc274 Aotea MB 203274 AOT 203Te Ture Whenua Maori Act 1993 sections 19 (1)(a) and 19 (3)Interim Injunction
14.11.2011Warin - Whangaruru Whakaturia 4 Lot 32 DP 126453 (Pt)30 Taitokerau MB 3730 TTK 37Te Ture Whenua Maori Act 1993 sections 135/93Status of land
11.11.2011Taueki v Trustees of Horowhenua 11 (Lake) Maori Reservation - Horowhenua 11 (Lake) Trust274 Aotea MB 191274 AOT 191Te Ture Whenua Maori Act 1993 sections 19 (1) (a),79Costs
09.11.2011Savage-Pickett - Section 15B3 Blk VIII Tairua Survey District30 Waikato Maniapoto MB 20130 WMN 201Te Ture Whenua Maori Act 1993 sections 131Status of land
02.11.2011Tawhai - Whakatere ki Koranui and Waima North A2229 Taitokerau MB 21229 TTK 212Te Ture Whenua Maori Act 1993 sections 19(1)(b), 231,237,238,239,240Review of Trust - Failure to administer trust - Appointment of independent trustee
26.10.2011Gibbs v Te Runanga o Ngāti Tama274 Aotea MB 47274 AOT 47Te Ture Whenua Maori Act 1993 sections 338 (2)Maori Reservation
10.10.2011Walters - East Taupo Lands Trust272 Aotea MB 241272 AOT 241Te Ture Whenua Maori Act 1993 section 237Payment of Trustee Fees
06.10.2011Te Runanga o Ngāti Hine - Determination of dispute between Te Runanga o Ngāti Hine and Te Runanga a Iwi o Ngapuhi28 Taitokerau MB 21728 TTK 217Te Ture Whenua Maori Act 1993 section 19, 26C, 98Injunction, Fisheries, Special aid
04.10.2011Tawhai - Whakatere ki Koranui and Waima North A2228 Taitokerau MB 9828 TTK 98Te Ture Whenua Maori Act 1993 section 19(1)(b), 231, 238Interim Injunction, Trusts
27.09.2011Gardiner v Gorringe - Tauwhao Te Ngare Trust28 Waikato Maniapoto MB 23728 WMN 237Te Ture Whenua Maori Act 1993 sections 18 (1)(c), 18(1)(d), 79Costs
27.09.2011Peters v Eruera - Kaikoura No 440 Waiariki MB 20640 WAR 206Te Ture Whenua Maori Act 1993 section 19Permanent Injunction
26.09.2011Barrell - Lot 27 DP 4084027 Taitokerau MB 24127 TTK 241Te Ture Whenua Maori Act 1993 section 135Status of land
23.09.2011Hiroki v Hiroki - Tikitiki B13C1A17 Tairawhiti MB 5417 TRW 54Te Ture Whenua Maori Act 1993 section 18(1)(a), 328Determination of ownership of building placed on wrong block
22.09.2011Te Rongomau v Nikau - Whangape Parish Lot 23B (Horahora Marae)28 Waikato Maniapoto MB 9528 WMN 95Te Ture Whenua Maori Act 1993 section 79, 239, 240Costs
21.09.2011Tautari - Mohinui 3B2B27 Takitimu MB 13627 TTK 136Te Ture Whenua Maori Act 1993 sections 19, 328Further determination as to allocation of occupation sites
20.09.2011Rogers v Stirling - Taungaure No.238 Waiariki MB 29738 WAR 297Te Ture Whenua Maori Act 1993 section 79Costs
15.09.2011Rautangata v Rautangata - Opuatia No 6D No 2D27 Waikato Maniapoto MB 25227 WMN 252Te Ture Whenua Maori Act 1993 section 18(1)(a)Determine ownership of dwelling
14.09.2011Nuku v Hawea - Poukawa 13B11 Takitimu MB 14111 TKT 141Te Ture Whenua Maori Act 1993 section 79, 81Costs - enforcement order
09.09.2011Holden - Hiraani Te Hei271 Aotea MB 106271 AOT 106Te Ture Whenua Maori Act 1993 section 43Rehearing relating to succession in accordance with law at the time
09.09.2011Gemmell - Mohaka A4 Trust11 Takitimu 8611 TKT 86Te Ture Whenua Maori Act 1993 sections 231,239,240Review of Trust, appointment of independent trustee
02.09.2011Trustees of Otanemutu Lands Trust v Boynton - Opape 2A2A38 Waiariki MB 4638 WAR 46Te Ture Whenua Maori Act 1993 sections 20/93Recovery of land
02.09.2011Te Pairi v Whakatane District Council - Tahora 2AD2 and Omuriwaka38 Waiariki MB 11638 WAR 116Te Ture Whenua Maori Act 1993 sections 19Interim Injunction
31.08.2011Wall v Karaitiana – Tauhara Middle 15 Trust38 Waiariki MB 21838 WAR 218Te Ture Whenua Maori Act 1993 sections 237, 238, 240Election of Trustee - Voting procedures
31.08.2011Wetini v Hunia - Matata 39A438 Waiariki MB 24438 WAR 244Te Ture Whenua Maori Act 1993 sections 222, 237, 237, 238Review of Trust - Failure to administer trust
11.08.2011Nuku v Hawea - Poukawa 13B10 Takitimu MB 10710 TKT 107Te Ture Whenua Maori Act 1993 section 79, 81Costs
9.08.2011Deputy Registrar - Taupo 24A and Taupo 24B (No 2)25 Taitokerau MB 29625 TTK 296Te Ture Whenua Maori Act 1993 section 332Survey Requisition, Boundaries
03.08.11Tauhara Noth No 2A, 2B and 2C35 Waiariki MB 26635 WAR 266Te Ture Whenua Maori Act 1993 section 237, 244, 308Payment of Trustee Fees
08.08.2011Reeves v Gardiner - Waikawa Village Section 15C8 Te Waipounamu MB 1948 TWP 194Te Ture Whenua Maori Act 1993 section 79Costs
22.07.2011Gardiner v Corringe - Tauwhao Te Ngare Trust25 Waikato Maniapoto MB 8325 WMN 83Te Ture Whenua Maori Act 1993 section 18(1)(c), 18(1)(d)Damage to Maori freehold land, Breach of contract
19.07.2011Cooper-Nathan - Motatau 5A2A224 Taitokerau MB 25924 TTK 259Te Ture Whenua Maori Act 1993 section 133Status of land
08.07.2011Brownlie v Brown - Pipituangi A15 Tairawhiti MB 13415 TRW 134Te Ture Whenua Maori Act 1993 section 79Costs
08.07.2011Pue v Tapatu - Okawa268 Aotea MB 93268 Aot 93Te Ture Whenua Maori Act 1993 section 19Permanent Injunction
30.06.2011Merito - The Moutoki, Tokata and Rurima Islands34 Waiariki MB 17634 WAR 176Te Ture Whenua Maori Act 1993 section 338Maori Reservation - Status of Reservation - Survey
30.06.2011Naera v Fenwick - Whakapoungakau 2434 Waiariki MB 15134 WAR 151Te Ture Whenua Maori Act 1993 section 19, 237
22.06.2011Muriwai - Waikeri Heke23 Taitokerau MB 6223 TTK 62Te Ture Whenua Maori Act 1993 section 113, 118Succession
22.06.2011Toa - Arahaunui 1A1267 Aotea MB 119267 AOT 119Te Ture Whenua Maori Act 1993 section 18(1)(a)Determine ownership of dwelling
17.06.2011Te Rongomau v Nikau - Whangape Parish Lot 23B (Horahora Marae)23 Waikato Maniapoto MB 323 WMN 3Te Ture Whenua Maori Act 1993 section 239, 240Removal of trustee
15.06.2011Ngunguru Coastal Investments Ltd - Horahora 1B4A2D1, 1B3, 1B4B4. 1B4A2D1 and others22 Taitokerau MB 20922 TTK 209Te Ture Whenua Maori Act 1993 section 320, 322Roadways
13.06.2011Te Pairi v Whakatane District Council - Tahora 2AD2 and Omuriwaka33 Waiariki MB 4833 WAR 48Te Ture Whenua Maori Act 1993 section 19Injunction
13.06.2011Marsh - Pt Mohinui Pt Lot 22 DP 9584 and Pt Mohinui No 1 block22 Taitokerau MB 20122 TTK 201Te Ture Whenua Maori Act 1993 section 18(1)(a)Determination of ownership of dwelling
10.06.2011Cooper-Nathan - Motatau 5A2A222 Taitokerau MB 17722 TTK 177Te Ture Whenua Maori Act 1993 section 113, 133Status of land, Determination of ownership
02.06.2011Deputy Registrar - Taupo 24A and Taupo 24B22 Taitokerau MB 7122 TTK 71Te Ture Whenua Maori Act 1993 section 332Survey Requisition, Boundaries
26.05.2011Deputy Registrar – Ohawini A621 Taitokerau MB 17221 TTK 172Te Ture Whenua Maori Act 1993 section 131, 133Change of status – Succession – Rating
19.05.2011McLelland – Ngātihine H2B21 Taitokerau MB 5721 TTK 57Te Ture Whenua Maori Act 1993 section 112, 170, 222, 239Appointment of replacement trustees – Voting methods – Procedural irregularities
18.05.2011Deputy Registrar – Te Onetu Pihama Incorporation266 Aotea MB 20266 AOT 20Te Ture Whenua Maori Act 1993 section 67, 215, 220Liquidation – Creation of trust – Appointment of trustees – Debt
18.05.2011Māori Trustee – Mohinui Topu21 Taitokerau MB 421 TTK 4Te Ture Whenua Maori Act 1993 section 183, 215, 222Creation of trust – Appointment of agents – Limited terms of trust – Appointment of trustees
21.04.2011Johnson v Stone - Estate of Tamati Johnson13 Tairawhiti MB 25113 TRW 251Te Ture Whenua Maori Act 1993 section 43Whangai - Wills
21.04.2011Baker - Te Tii Waitangi B3 Trust19 Taitokerau MB 11619 TTK 116Te Ture Whenua Maori Act 1993 section 231Review of Trust – Trust orders
13.04.2011Hunia v Fox - Kawerau A8D28 Waiariki MB 22628 WAR 226Te Ture Whenua Maori Act 1993 section 222, 237, 238, 239, 240Trustees – Appointment of independent trustee
12.04.2011Gough - Pataua 4B19 Taitokerau MB 119 TTK 1Te Ture Whenua Maori Act 1993 section 328Occupation orders – Shareholdings – Location of occupation sites
05.04.2011Waititi v Ruha - Orete D128 Waiariki MB 16628 WAR 166Te Ture Whenua Maori Act 1993 section 18(1)(a), 296(4)Vesting for purposes of occupation – Succession – ‘Sufficient steps’ towards building a dwelling
4.04.2011McClutchie-Morrell v Te Runanga o Ngati Porou13 Tairawhiti MB 12113 TRW 121Te Ture Whenua Maori Act 1993 section 79Costs
18.03.2011Kelly - Mimitu Ruarei 13A18 Taitokerau MB 4518 TTK 45Te Ture Whenua Maori Act 1993 section 67, 289,328,329Occupation order – Partition order – Sufficiency of support
16.03.2011Koning v Smith – Matapihi 1A3D4C118 Waikato Maniapoto MB 22018 WMN 220Te Ture Whenua Maori Act 1993 section 18(1)(d)/93 - Land Transfer Act 52 section 106Indefeasibility of mortgage – Fraud – Jurisdiction of the Māori Land Court to make order for possession – Transfer of mortgage
16.03.2011Tautari - Mohinui 3B2B18 Taitokerau MB 618 TTK 6Te Ture Whenua Maori Act 1993 sections 19, 328Occupation order – Ahu whenua trust – Relevance and interpretation of tikanga – Competing occupation applications
16.03.2011Selwyn v Hobson - Henry Rangitawhiti Hobson and Maxwell Grant Lot 418 Taitokerau MB 118 TTK 1Te Ture Whenua Maori Act 1993 sections164, 214, 215, 219, 220, 222, 288, 289, 290, 301, 304Partition alternatives – Obtaining a mortgage – Ahu whenua trust
16.03.2011Te Tii Waitangi B3 Trust - Te Tii Waitangi B317 Taitokerau MB 29417 TTK 294Te Ture Whenua Maori Act 1993 sections 239, 222, 227, 237Appointment of trustee – Suitability for the role of trustee – Personal convictions
15.03.2011Taueki v Trustees of Horowhenua 11 (Lake) Maori Reservation - Horowhenua 11 (Lake) Maori Reservation263 Aotea MB 210263 AOT 210Te Ture Whenua Maori Act 1993 section 19Resource Management Act 1991 – Biosecurity Act 1993– Injunction against undertaking a lawful act
24.02.2011Deputy Registrar - Rehuotane B1B2 Lot 917 Taitokerau MB 5117 TTK 51Te Ture Whenua Maori Act 1993 section 131Status of land
24.02.2011Deputy Registrar - Tauteihiihi 1B1C17 Taitokerau MB 4717 TTK 47Te Ture Whenua Maori Act 1993 section 128 and 131; Maori Affairs Act 1953 section 2(2)(f), 224(1)Status determination – Transfer not confirmed by the Court – Effect of invalid document of transfer on status
18.02.2011O'Leary - Waitahanui No 6262 Aotea MB 95262 AOT 95Te Ture Whenua Maori Act 1993 sections 135,136Status of land – Application to change status from Māori freehold land to General land
18.02.2011Reeves v Gardiner - Waikawa Village Section 15C7 Te Waipounamu MB 397 TWP 39Te Ture Whenua Maori Act 1993 section 19Injunction – Removal of trees
16.02.11Milner v Noanoa Paul - Atarea Mokai Noanoa12 Taraiwhiti 15512 TRW 155Te Ture Whenua Maori Act 1993 sections 117, 79Costs
14.02.2011Clark v Trustees of Poukawa 9G and others Trust6 Takitimu MB 2856 TKT 285Te Ture Whenua Maori Act 1993 sections 231, 238, 240Removal of Trustees – Trustees duties – Acquaintance with terms of trust
11.02.2011Deputy Registrar - Utakura 716 Taitokerau MB 11916 TTK 119Te Ture Whenua Maori Act 1993 section 321; Government Roading Powers Act 1989 section 43Roadways – Application of s 43(1)(d) of Government Roading Powers Act 1989 to Māori freehold land
21.01.2011Deputy Registrar - Te Keti A215 Taitokerau MB 7615 TTK 76Maori Affairs Act 1953 section 2(2)(f); Te Ture Whenua Maori Act 1993 section 131; Joint Family Homes Act 1964Status determination – Transfer not confirmed by the Court – Effect of invalid document of transfer on status
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