August 2013 – Contents

Court of Appeal

Trustees – conflicts of interest - Naera v Fenwick [2013] NZCA 353

Māori Land Court

Ownership of land

Access across roadway reserve – anomalous situation requiring determination of rights and interests – Yates v Te Kohanga Trust - Te Kohanga Lots 1, 3-16, 24 and 27 (2013) 63 Taitokerau MB 299 (63 TKT 299)

Representation

No utility in determining representatives for Treaty settlement negotiations where Crown does not agree to be boundTe Toki – Hako Hauraki (2013) 2013 Chief Judge’s MB 456

Chief Judge's Powers

Roadway order cancelled subject to conditions – The Trustees of Tauwhao Te Ngare Trust v Shaw - Tauwhao Te Ngare Block [2013] Chief Judge's MB 567

Exceptional evidence required to amend historic orders – Payne - Estate of Hami Te Maunu [2013] Chief Judge's MB 598

Ahu whenua trust cancelledSkerrett-White – Allotments 302-315 Town of Richmond and Richmond Township Allotments 18-20 (2013) Chief Judge’s MB 473

Vesting of gifted shares cancelled - Fisher v Fisher – Mura Rattenbury (2013) 2013 Chief Judge’s MB 272

Costs

High award made against respondentThomas Baker Whānau Trust v Baker - Tarawera 5A (2013) 25 Takitimu MB 197

High award made against respondentMāori Trustee v Forde - Section 186 Block V Longwood Survey District (2013) 19 Te Waipounamu MB 249

Award in favour of successful trustees foreshadowed - Paul v Trustees of Ruawahia 2B – Ruawahia 2B (2013) 79 Waiariki MB 108

Status of land

Change of status to general land refused - Martin – Lot 2 DPSA 26130 (2013) 59 Waikato Maniapoto MB 154

Roadways and survey

Roadway order varied - Chambers v Tawhiti Block Trust – Mangahaunui No 1 Roadline (2013) 31 Tairawahiti MB 165

Dismissal of application to survey wāhi tapu area - Deputy Registrar - Onewhero B (Burial Reserve) (2013) 61 Taitokerau MB 119

Alienation and succession

Succession - adoptee seeking biological brother’s land interests on intestacy - Martin – Estate of Jackie Te Ratu Tio (2013) 305 Aotea MB 1

Gift of land not confirmed as no evidence of preferred class of alienees - Prime (2013) 61 Taitokerau MB 133

Application by surviving spouse to succeed to life interest dismissed - Tahuparae (2013) 60 Taitokerau MB 46

Rehearings

Application for rehearing dismissed - Livingstone v Trustees of Lake Taupo Forest Trust (2013) 305 Aotea MB 188

Trusts

Transfer of occupation order to whānau trust adjourned - Phillips v Trustees of Te Rina Whānau Trust – Wharekahika D15 (2013) 31 Tairawhiti MB 175

Enforcing trustee obligations - Mansfield v Pomama (2013) 22 Tākitimu MB 123

Court’s power to appoint trustees to an Ahu Whenua Trust - Waimana 1C1A2B2 Trust v Tuna – Waimana No 1C No1A No2B No2 (2013) 76 Waiariki MB 19

Application for removal of trustees dismissed, interim injunction extended for six weeks – Taueki v Trustees of Horowhenua 11 (Lake) Part Reservation Trust (2013) 306 Aotea MB 175

Law Reform

Māori Community Development Act 1962 - consultation on its future

Māori Law Review symposium on the Treaty of Waitangi and the constitution - 12 June 2013

Background to the symposium

Pictures from the symposium

Māori Law Review news

Sir Edward Taihakurei Durie student essay competition 2013 - the competition winner will be announced on 8 October 2013.

Print version

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