December 2012 Māori Law Review

2012 Māori Land Court judgments – index

This table lists the 2012 judgments of the Māori Land Court and contains links to reports about the decisions.

2012 Māori Land Court judgments

Judgment dateCitationMinute BookMLISLegislationSubject
2012
21.12.2012Pue - Te Ika a Maui, Te Ika a Ngahue (Te Waipounamu), Rakihura and Rekohu295 Aotea MB 13295 AOT 13Te Ture Whenua Maori Act 1993 section 2,129,131Status Declaration
21.12.2012Livingstone v The Trustees of Lake Taupo Forest Trust295 Aotea MB 6295 AOT 6Te Ture Whenua Maori Act 1993 section 231,244Enforce obligations of Trust, Vary Trust
21.12.2012Trustees of Tautuku Blk XIII s 14, Tautuku Blk XIII s 15 and Tautuku Blk XIV s 2 Trusts v Cairns16 Te Waipounamu MB 6316 TWP 63Te Ture Whenua Maori Act 1993 section 18(1)(d), 20Recovery of land
18.12.2012Taueki v Horowhenua District Council294 Aotea MB 236294 AOT 236Te Ture Whenua Maori Act 1993 section 18(1)(a)Ownership of buildings
18.12.2012Tamati - Whareongaonga 627 Tairawhiti MB 19427 TRW 194Te Ture Whenua Maori Act 1993 section 19(1)(a), 315
18.12.2012Orbell v Rowallan Block XIII section 1 and 5 ahu whenua trusts - Rowallan Block XIII section 1 and 516 Te Waipounamu MB 5316 TWP 53Te Ture Whenua Maori Act 1993 section 19Interim Injunction - exparte
18.12.2012Nga Uri a Maata Ngapo Charitable Trust v Mcleod - Harataunga West 2B2A149 Waikato Maniapoto MB 22349 WMN 223Te Ture Whenua Maori Act 1993 section 18(1)(a)Determine ownership of marae buildings
11.12.2012Taura - Ngapakihi 2D3A1A294 Aotea MB 106294 AOT 106Te Ture Whenua Maori Act 1993 section 135Status of land
07.12.2012Kemp-Pouto Topu A Trust51 Taitokerau MB 27751 TTK 277Te Ture Whenua Maori Act 1993 section 18(1)(a)Determine ownership of buildings
06.12.2012Moeke v Te Whaiti - Waipuka No 2C No 1 and No 2C220 Takitimu MB 23520 TKT 235Te Ture Whenua Maori Act 1993 section 18910(c)
06.12.2012Steedman v Steedman - Owhaoko D6 Section 320 Takitimu MB 23020 TKT 230Te Ture Whenua Maori Act 1993 section 244Variation of Trust order
26.11.2012Procter – Horowhenua 11293 Aotea MB 165293 AOT 165Te Ture Whenua Maori Act 1993 section 239/93Election of trustees – election process
23.11.2012Goldsmith – Marangairoa C1227 Tairawhiti MB 4027 TRW 40Te Ture Whenua Maori Act 1993 section 328/93Occupation order – withdrawal of consent – insufficient degree of support
22.11.2012Kingi-Collier - Torere 50B 266 Waiariki MB 20966 WAR 209Maori Affairs Act 1953 s 182 Te Ture Whenua Maori Act 1993 section 328,336Partition, Occupation order, Charging order
19.11.2012Watson – Torere Section 64 Incorporation66 Waiariki MB 5466 WAR 54Te Ture Whenua Maori Act 1993 section 269(6)/93Investigate Incorporation
15.11.2012Tane – Rowallan Blk IV Section 5292 Aotea MB 135292 AOT 135Te Ture Whenua Maori Act 1993 section 118(6)/93Succession
12.11.2012Swanson v Wairua – Maungaroa No 1 Section 2B Trust66 Waiariki MB 2666 WAR 26Te Ture Whenua Maori Act 1993 section 67,19,231Review of Trust – Accounts – Ownership of Utility Shed
06.11.2012Matchitt - Te Kaha 6565 Waiariki MB 12065 WAR 120Ture Whenua Maori Act 1993 section 289Partition
05.11.2012Stubbs v Wall – Opawa Rangitoto 2C Incorporation291 Aotea MB 231291 AOT 231Ture Whenua Maori Act 1993 section 269(4)Interim Decision – Failure to comply with order of discovery – suspension of member from Committee of Management
05.11.2012Tapp – Waerenga a Hika Māori Cemetery26 Tairawhiti MB 19926 TRW 199Ture Whenua Maori Act 1993 section 98Special aid fund
30.10.2012Pue v Kingi - Te Runanga o Ngati Maru (Taranaki) Whenua Topu Trust291 Aotea MB 257291 AOT 257Ture Whenua Maori Act 1993 section 43,67,222,238,240Removal of Trustees – Breach of trustee duties – Sufficient grounds to warrant removal – Rehearing
30.10.2012McLauchlin - Wharekahika C7 and C1126 Tairawhiti MB 12826 TRW 128Ture Whenua Maori Act 1993 section 239Replacement of Trustees – Nominations - Amalgamation
26.10.2012Busby - Okokori B50 Taitokerau MB 950 TTK 9Ture Whenua Maori Act 1993 section 338Maori Reservation
19.10.2012Purei - Rahui A12A25 Tairawhiti MB 27225 TRW 272Ture Whenua Maori Act 1993 section 43,67,231Rehearing
18.10.2012Te Rangi - Mahanga 1C1E25 Tairawhiti MB 26825 TRW 268 - 271e Ture Whenua Maori Act 1993 section 19/93Interim Injunction
16.10.2012Edgecombe - Taiawhio Waaka @ Kelly Waaka19 Takitimu MB 16519 TKT 165Te Ture Whenua Maori Act 1993 section 118Succession
08.10.2012Easthope v Pirika - Te Ngae Farm Trust62 Waiariki MB 9262 WAR 92 - 102Te Ture Whenua Maori Act 1993 section 237Whenua Tōpū Trust – Trust order – Beneficiaries
08.10.2012Ruka - Taheke 23A2012 Chief Judges MB 4162012 CJ 416Te Ture Whenua Maori Act 1993 section 45Error in fact and law
05.10.2012Estate of Ross Glencairn Hovell25 Tairawhiti MB 25825 TRW 258Te Ture Whenua Maori Act 1993 section 117Succession
02.10.2012Johnson - Wairau North 8A48 Taitokerau MB 21748 TTK 217Te Ture Whenua Maori Act 1993 section 135,136Status of land
20.09.2012Welsh - Taiharuru 4C32012 Chief Judges MB 3982012 CJ 398Te Ture Whenua Maori Act 1993 section 44,45,48,154,159,164Transfer of shares - Mistake or ommission by Court - ignored valuation - sale not gift
13.09.2012Morrison v Maxwell - Arataua 5A61 Waiariki MB 361 WAR 3Te Ture Whenua Maori Act 1993 section 18, 131 Maori Affairs Act 1953 s 213, 440Ownership of land - Gift - Disputed - Application to cancel order per s 440/53
31.08.2012Baker v Baker - Tarawera 5A18 Takitimu MB 26218 TKT 262Te Ture Whenua Maori Act 1993 section 17,18(1)(i),19(1)(b),131,3 15,316,326(b),338Access to urupa
30.08.2012Deputy Registrar - Paringa MR 727A and Paringa MR 729A14 Te Waipounamu MB 26- 3214 TWP 14Te Ture Whenua Maori Act 1993 section 18(1)(a)Determine beneficial owners
28.08.2012Te Paa - Ahipara A3347 Taitokerau MB 347 TTK 3Te Ture Whenua Maori Act 1993 section 231,238Review of Trust Order – Trustees Decision Making Powers – Trustees Power to Lease – Occupation Order
24.08.2012Houpapa v Woods - Taharoa A Section 6D No 244 Waikato Maniapoto MB 16744 WMN 167Te Ture Whenua Maori Act 1993 section 326A- 326DLandlocked Land - Reasonable access - Existing Access - Ability to make application
21.08.2012Barns – Lot 39A 2A and Lot 30A 2B 2B 2A Parish of Matata59 Waiariki MB 24259 WAR 242
03.08.2012Wilson - Waiwakaiho H2B288 Aotea MB 63288 AOT 63Te Ture Whenua Maori Act 1993 section 289Partition - Exclusive use and occupation of partitioned land
20.07.2012Kerr v Stewart - Maketu A10258 Waiariki MB 358 WAR 3Te Ture Whenua Maori Act 1993 section 19Interim Injunction - Estoppel - Inconscionable conduct
19.07.2012Rihia v Te Runanganui o Ngati Hikairo - Lake Rotoaira Trust287 Aotea MB 46287 AOT 46Te Ture Whenua Maori Act 1993 section 239Appointment of trustees – Variation of trust order – Voting procedure
19.07.2012Ratima v Sullivan - Tataarakina C Trust18 Takitimu MB 7518 TKT 75Te Ture Whenua Maori Act 1993 section 19, 240,231Appointment of independent responsible trustee – Appointment of advisory trustees
28.06.2012Webster - Komakorau parish of 14B61A (Hukanui Marae)42 Waikato Maniapoto MB 8642 WMN 83Maori Reservation Regulations, r 21 Te Ture Whenua Maori Act 1993 s 338Inquiry into Maori Reservation
22.06.2012Trustees of Lake Horowhenua Trust - Horowhenua Bloock 11 (Lake Horowhenua)285 Aotea MB 135285 AOT 135Te Ture Whenua Maori Act 1993 section 222, 239Election of trustees – Voting by ballot – Challenges to whakapapa – Venue for election
20.06.2012Kerr v Albert - Maetu A 10255 Waiariki MB 14655 WAR 146Te Ture Whenua Maori Act 1993 section 19Interim Injunction - Ex parte
14.06.2012Maori Trustee v Te Pou - Waiohau A sec 4B55 Waiariki MB 12455 WAR 124Te Ture Whenua Maori Act 1993 section 19,237Interim Injunction - Receipt of Rental Proceeds - Ex parte
05.06.2012Whaanga - Anewa Trust22 Tairawhiti MB 16722 TRW 167Te Ture Whenua Maori Act 1993 section 288, 289Partition - Reasonably necessary to facilitate effective operation use and development
05.06.2012Tauhara Middle 4A1N1B16 Takitimu MB 22616 TKT 226Te Ture Whenua Maori Act 1993 section 79Costs
01.06.2012Stock v Morris - Wainui 2D2B41 Taitokerau MB 12141 TTK 121Te Ture Whenua Maori Act 1993 section 18(1)(a)Ownership of dwelling - Fisxtures and chattels - Succession to 18(1)(a) - order in favour of nonowner - Equitable interests
23.05.2012Maori Trustee - Rotokautuku 1J122 Tairawhiti MB 12422 TRW 124Te Ture Whenua Maori Act 1993 section 215, 220,222Application by Māori Trustee – Creation of an ahu whenua trust – lease of land – Withdrawal of application by Māori Trustee – Proposal of new responsible trustees
22.05.12Mika - Te Manawa o Tuhoe54 Waiariki MB 1654 WAR 16Te Ture Whenua Maori Act 1993 section 244Trusts – Replacement of responsible trust – Transition period to allow for transfer – trustees’ fees during transition period – Exgratia payment
11.05.2012Parker - Pt Waipahihi 2B2B Roadline52 Waiariki MB 29552 WAR 295Te Ture Whenua Maori Act 1993 section 37 18(1)(a) 73 135 323, 322Closing roadway comprising MFL - Declaring land General land - Vesting land in neighbouring blocks
09.05.2012Ransfield v Whaanga - Town Section 90 Mahia and Town Section 91 Mahia16 Takitimu MB 13016 TKT 130 - 138Te Ture Whenua Maori Act 1993 section 18(1)(a),(c),19Ownership of dwelling - Fisxtures - Unauthorised occupation and use of MFL - Rent and rates owing
09.05.2012Hart - Okoha Section 5 block VIII Gore SD12 Te Waipounamu MB 28612 TWP 286 - 298Te Ture Whenua Maori Act 1993 section 240Whānau Trust – Application for removal of trustee – Declined
04.05.2012Malcolm-Davies - Ngararatunua A2B3C and A2B3D39 Taitokerau MB 29339 TTK 293Te Ture Whenua Maori Act 1993 section 19Dispute as to place of burial - interim injunction - Application dismissed
04.05.2012Ministry for Culture and Heritage v Te Rūnanga o Toa Rangatira Inc283 Aotea MB 166283 AOT 166Protected Objects Act 1975 section 11, 12Taonga Tuturu - Dispute as to ownership
03.05.2012Barlow v Phillips - Rangitoto Tuhua 55B1B (Manu Ariki Marae)282 Aotea MB 75282 AOT 75Te Ture Whenua Maori Act 1993 section 238Review of Trust - Dispute as to authority over blocks of Māori land – Gifts – Leases – licences – ownership of funds held in a bank account
03.05.2012Deputy Registrar - Taheke 23A and Taheke 23B39 Taitokerau MB 26439 TTK 264Te Ture Whenua Maori Act 1993 section 332, 56MFLR project - Survey Requisition - Boundary Issues
01.05.2012Deputy Registrar - Waihou A8C1A2E39 Taitokerau MB 18439 TTK 184Te Ture Whenua Maori Act 1993 section 69, 98, 322MFLR project - Survey Requisition - Boundary Issues
01.05.2012Deputy Registrar - Rotokakahi Y39 Taitokerau MB 18039 TTK 180Te Ture Whenua Maori Act 1993 section 18(1)(a), 86, 37, 332MFLR project - Survey Requisition - Correction of court orders
30.04.2012Lee v Couch - Rapaki Marae 875 Sec 1912 Te Waipounamu MB 13912 TWP 139Te Ture Whenua Maori Act 1993 section 338(7)Maori Reservation - Election of trustees
24.04.2012Carroll v Mauru - Waipuka 2R Sec 315 Takitimu MB 3415 TKT 34Te Ture Whenua Maori Act 1993 section 18(1)(c)Trespass Damages Injunction
23.04.2012Trustees of Oweta 4B v Riki - Oweta 4B21 Tairawhiti MB 19021 TRW 190Te Ture Whenua Maori Act 1993 section 19(1)(a), 239Injunction – Prohibit Occupation – Replacement Trustee
13.04.2012Ratima v Sullivan - Tataarakina C Trust15 Takitimu MB 5715 TKT 57Te Ture Whenua Maori Act 1993 section 19, 240Interim Injunction – Breach of Trust
04.04.2012Couper v Paki - Llyod281 Aotea MB 156281 AOT 156Te Ture Whenua Maori Act 1993 section 19, 43Rehearing - Revocation order - Termination of life interest
04.04.2012Hooker v DG of the Department of Conservation - Waipoua 2B2B1B438 Taitokerau MB 21938 TTK 219Te Ture Whenua Maori Act 1993 section 18(1)(c)/93General Damages - Special Damages - Exemplary and/or aggravated damages
04.04.2012Edwards v Tatere - Mangatainoka No 1BC No 2C15 Takitimu MB 20415 TTK 204Te Ture Whenua Maori Act 1993 section 240Removal of Trustees – Breach of fiduciary duties – Inequitable treatment of beneficiaries
04.04.2012Te Kuru - Porangahau 1B4 "O" 215 Takitimu MB 2115 TTK 21Te Ture Whenua Maori Act 1993 section 242Order for payment - Money held in trust - constructive trust
29.03.2012Trustees of Ngawapurua and Rua Roa Trusts - Mangatainoka No 1BC No 2C15 Takitimu MB 415 TKT 4Te Ture Whenua Maori Act 1993 section 244/93Variation of trust – Equitable estoppel "clean hands"
19.03.2012Te Tawa Kaiti Lands Trust50 Waiariki MB 24750 WAR 247Trespass - Ad medium filum - Midpoint of river - Fullest flow definition - Bank to Bank test
09.03.2012Cleave - Lot 16 DP 41892 Orokawa 3B37 Taitokerau MB 18737 TTK 187Te Ture Whenua Maori Act 1993 section 79/93Costs - Confirmation of sale and change of status application - late withdrawal of application
28.02.2012Te Puni - Ngawhakatutu A11A120 Tairawhiti MB 23220 TRW 232Te Ture Whenua Maori Act 1993 section 288, 289Partition - Banking policy
17.02.2012Marumaru v Waipakuranui Inc - Waipakuranui Inc279 Aotea MB 137279 Aot 137Te Ture Whenua Maori Act 1993 section 280, 250, 256Sale of land - Status of land - Investigation into INC affairs
13.02.2012Lunjevich - Ahipara A7 & Paihia 3B4A2B35 Taitokerau MB 14835 TTK 148Te Ture Whenua Maori Act 1993 section 164Vesting land - gift - Capacity - Incompleteness - Courts discretion
13.02.2012Epere - Waima A12B and 2 others and Taheke 25 and one other35 Taitokerau MB 13135 TTK 131Te Ture Whenua Maori Act 1993 section 164Vesting land - Gift - Capacity - Courts discretion
08.02.2012Tukapua v Taueki - Horowhenua Block 11 ( Lake Horowhenua)279 Aotea MB 101279 AOT 101Te Ture Whenua Maori Act 1993 section 43, 58Stay of proceedings
8.02.2012Phillips - Mohaka A4 Trust13 Takitimu MB 26413 TKT 264Te Ture Whenua Maori Act 1993 section 40, 89, 98, 240Appointment of advisory trustees – Responsible trustee’s tasks
31.01.2012Tukapua v Taueki - Horowhenua Block 11 ( Lake Horowhenua)278 Aotea MB 172278 AOT 172Te Ture Whenua Maori Act 1993 section 222,239Appointment of Trustee – Ability, Experience and Knowledge – Broadly Acceptable to Beneficiaries
27.01.2012Naera v Fenwick - Whakapoungakau 2447 Waiariki MB 947 WAR 9Te Ture Whenua Maori Act 1993 section 19,67,231,239,240Variation of Trust – Application Requirements – Notice – Consultation
23.01.2012Ngatai - Te Puna Parish Lot 154D5A134 Waikato Maniapoto MB 11134 WMN 111Te Ture Whenua Maori Act 1993 ss 135, 136Status of land - MFL to GL - Effective utilisation of land
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