September 2013 – Contents

Māori Appellate Court

Withdrawal from a mandated iwi organisation under the Māori Fisheries Act 2004 - Te Rūnanga o Ngāti Hine v Te Rūnanga ā iwi o Ngāpuhi (2013) Māori Appellate Court MB 89

Costs award - Pirika v Eru (2013) Māori Appellate Court MB 285

Māori Land Court

Ownership

Ownership of dwelling – applicant entitled to be compensated on constructive trust principles – Rautangata v Rautangata– Opuatia No 6D No 2D Block (2013) 63 Waikato Maniapoto MB 132 (63 WMN 132)

Status of land

Status of land – administration of estate; land assumed Māori freehold landDeputy Registrar – Lot 1 DP 2811 (2013) 18 Te Waipounamu MB 287

Appeals

Stay against injunction pending appeal – concurrent jurisdiction of first instance and appellate court - Nicholls v Nicholls (2013) 55 Waikato Maniapoto MB 288

Trusts

Applicants absolved from personal liability for decision of majority of trustees - Bidois v Trustees of Te Rimu Trust – Tokata A14 and other blocks (2013) 31 Tairawhiti MB 95

Appointment of trustees - suitability for appointment, conduct - Te Tii (Waitangi) B3 Trust (2013) 62 Taitokerau MB 115

Appointment of trustees - proposal for implementation of a weighted voting system endorsed – Stone - Pukepuke Tangiora Estate (2013) 26 Tākitimu MB 64

Appointment of trustees - declined due to lack of support – Davis - Torere Reserves Trust (2013) 82 Waiariki MB 267

Appointment of trustees - failure to follow agreed processesTukapua - Horowhenua 11B 36 2L 4A Block (Kawiu Marae) (2013) 307 Aotea MB 117

Enforcing trustee obligationsMansfield v Pomana (No 2) (2013) 24 Takitimu MB 287

Succession

Succession – Court unable to look at orders made over 10 years ago - whāngai entitled to life interest – James Savage - Goulton (2013) 65 Taitokerau MB 1 (65 TTK 1)

Succession – will void where no class of persons identified – Foreman v Sanders – Estate of Rachel Ngeungeu Zister (2013) 63 Waikato Maniapoto MB 286 (63 WMN 286)

Succession - life interest unaffected by change to relationships statutory references - Tuiono  - Joanna Davis (2013) 58 Taitokerau MB 269

Waitangi Tribunal

Waitangi Tribunal declines urgent inquiry into radio spectrum auction - Wai 2224, 2.5.8 Decision of the Tribunal on the application for an urgent remedies hearing

Law Reform

Resource Management Act 1991 - 2013 phase of RMA reform

Māori Community Development Act 1962 - consultation on its future

Māori Law Review news

Sir Edward Taihakurei Durie student essay competition 2013 - Laura Hardcastle from Victoria University of Wellington is the competition winner.

Print version

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