June 2012 Pipiri – Contents

High Court

Application of tikanga Māori (Māori customary law) to criminal trial and sentencing processes R v Mason [2012] NZHC 1361

Māori Land Court and Māori Appellate Court

High threshold to succeed on appeal against costs awards Nikau v Te Rongomau (2012) 2012 Māori Appellate Court MB 300

Ownership of dwelling – rights of non-owners to fixtures on Māori land - Stock v Morris - Wainui 2D2B (2012) 41 Taitokerau MB 121 (41 TTK 121)

Interim injunction to prevent eviction from Māori land Kerr v Albert (2012) 55 Waiariki MB 146

Injunction – trustee wrongfully in receipt of rental proceeds – Māori Trustee v Te Pou - Waiohau a Section 4B (2012) 55 Waiariki MB 124

Trustee elections, postal ballots and statutory declarations of entitlement Trustees of Lake Horowhenua Trust (2012) 285 Aotea MB 135

Partition - not reasonably necessary - Whaanga - Anewa (2012) 22 Tairawhiti MB 167

Māori reservation – application for inquiry into administration misconceived – Webster - Komakorau Parish of 146B1A (Hukanui Marae) (2012) 42 Waikato Maniapoto MB 83

Waitangi Tribunal

No urgent inquiry into impact of Te Rarawa settlement on Hokianga Wai 2344, #2.5.12 19 June 2012

Remedies recommendations and principles for relief in the Waitangi Tribunal Wai 45, #2.411 25 June 2012


Review of Te Ture Whenua Māori Act 1993 An expert panel has been appointed to review Te Ture Whenua Māori Act 1993 - The Māori Land Act 1993 and report by December 2012

Māori Law Review news

Student essay competition - undergraduate law students of Victoria University of Wellington are invited to submit an essay on the most significant legal development affecting Māori in 2011. The winner will receive a $100 book token and will have their essay published in the Māori Law Review.

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