May 2013 – Contents


Māori land, unlocking the potential – Judge Craig Coxhead


A step forward for indigenous rights jurisprudence and an opportunity for New Zealand - Manitoba Métis Federation (Inc) v Attorney-General (Canada) [2013] SCC 14

Māori Appellate Court

Reference to extrinsic material to resolve ambiguity in definition of beneficiaries of whenua topu trust - Pirika v Eru (2013) 2013 Māori Appellate Court MB 127

Alienation - gifted interests were not held on trust - Morrison v Trustees of the Trevor and Dina Maxwell Whānau Trust – Arataua A [2013] 2013 Māori Appellate Court MB 189

Costs - award made against Ngāti Hine - Te Rūnanga o Ngāti Hine v Te Rūnanga ā Iwi o Ngāpuhi (2013) Māori Appellate Court MB 173

Māori Land Court

Injunction – order sought did not align with injunction provisions of Te Ture Whenua Māori Act 1993 – Albert - Lake Waikaremoana (2013) 74 Waiariki MB 276

Representation – declined - claim concerned mandate to settle – Wano v Ngati Hineuru Iwi Incorporated (2013) 24 Takitimu MB 56 (24 TKT 56)

Chief Judge’s powers – insufficient evidence to prove errors or incapacity – Smith - Nikora Whānau Trust [2013] Chief Judge's MB 302

Costs awardProprietors of Potikirua Block Incorporation v Te Kani (2013) 2013 Chief Judge’s MB 248

Māori freehold land status not lost by transfers out of Māori ownership - Taukiri – Parish of Karamu Lot 197A (2013) 52 Waikato Maniapoto MB 294

Succession – whakapapa connection to Māori land interest unclear - Fapiano v Tarau (2013) 24 Takitimu MB 46 (24 TKT 46)

Law reform

Review of Te Ture Whenua Māori Act 1993 - Discussion Document reviewed by Tom Bennion

Māori Law Review events

The Treaty and the constitution - a symposium - 12 June 2013

Print Version

Download the Māori Law Review May 2013 (493 KB PDF).

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