November 2013 Whiringa-ā-rangi – Contents

High Court

Assessing the relative strength of customary interests - Ngati Rahiri Hapu o Te Atiawa (Taranaki) Society Inc v New Zealand Historic Places Trust [2013] NZHC 2746

Māori Appellate Court

Injunction – trustees are entitled to control who occupies trust lands - Nicholls v Nicholls – WT Nicholls Trust [2013] Māori Appellate Court MB 598

Alienation - illegality of registration does not affect indefeasible title - Muraahi v Phillips Rangitoto Tuhua 55B1B and 55B1A2 (Manu Ariki Marae) [2013] 2013 Māori Appellate Court 528; [2013] 2013 Māori Appellate Court 561

Māori Land Court

Chief Judge’s powers – erroneous vesting of life interest – Heke v Heke - Estate of James Heke [2013] Chief Judge's MB 996

Appeal – leave to appeal preliminary decision declined – Ruapuha Uekaha Hapu Trust - Hauturu East 8 (2013) 67 Waikato Maniapoto MB 100 (67 WMN 100)

Alienation – sale of undivided interests outside of the preferred class of alienees prohibited - Loach v Bidois - Matarikoriko No 7B2A (2013) 312 Aotea MB 195

Partition - application dismissed following flawed consultation process - Pure - Ahipara 1B2B (2013) 69 Taitokerau MB 109

Partition - insufficient support and unnecessary - Arama - Whatitiri 13B2B2 (2013) 16 Taitokerau MB 158

Occupation orders – order made where majority owner found to be acting oppressively - Bhana v Paniora - Wairau North 1B2C (2013) 69 Taitokerau MB 139

Equitable ownership of a dwelling - Herewini - Maungaroa 1 Sec 23K (Keterau) (2013) 85 Waiariki MB 141

Status of land:

Status of land – change to Māori freehold land not fatal to Council’s ability to collect arrears - Deputy Registrar v Ruapehu District Council (2013) 312 Aotea MB 137

Status of land - change to Māori freehold land not fatal to Council’s ability to collect arrears  - Deputy Registrar v Ruapehu District Council - Ohura South A3B1A (2013) 312 Aotea MB 144

Status of land - change to Māori freehold land not fatal to Council's ability to collect arrears - Deputy Registrar v Ruapehu District Council (2013) 312 Aotea MB 148

Trusts:

Appointment of trustees – appointment to Trust Board an internal matter – Turangawaewae Trust Board v Takerei - Section 166 Suburb of Newcastle North (2013) 67 Waikato-Maniapoto MB 113

Appointment of trustees, election processes – Deputy Registrar v Rakiura Māori Lands Trust - Rakiura Māori Lands Trust (2013) 21 Te Waipounamu MB 35

Maori reservations:

Māori reservations – leases - Ngā Hau e Whā National Marae Charitable Trust – Ngā Hau e Wha Marae (2013) 20 Te Waipounamu MB 152 (20 TWP 152)

Waitangi Tribunal

Te Urewera (Part IV)

Housing on Māori land

Housing - Kainga Whenua Loan and Kainga Whenua Infrastructure Grants criteria to change

Māori Law Review news

Student editor 2014 - Kohe Ruwhiu from Victoria University of Wellington will be the Māori Law Review's student editor in 2014

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

Legal Research Foundation Conference on Maori Legal Issues - Friday 29 November 2013 Auckland

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