March 2014 Poutū-te-rangi – Contents

Supreme Court

Criminal law, the use of force in defence of property - standing up for a fragile lake - Taueki v R [2013] NZSC 146

High Court

Status of land - Jensen v Registrar General of Land [2013] NZHC 3525

Māori Land Court

Injunction – preliminary determination of ownership of dwelling – Akura Lands Trust v Te Whata - Akura 1C 3B 2 (2014) 29 Tākitimu MB 199

Chief Judge's powers – erroneous exclusion from succession – MacFarlane v Trustees of the K & T MacFarlane Whānau Trust [2014] Chief Judge's MB 127

Appeals – leave granted to appeal provisional determination appointing a trustee - Williams – Harataunga West 2B2B2B2 (2014) 74 Waikato Maniapoto MB 6 (74 WMN 6)

Costs – costs order inappropriate in the circumstances - Subritzky – Mandoline Murray Whānau Trust (2014) 71 Taitokerau MB 101 (71 TTK 101)

Status of land - land General land on transfer to non-Māori purchasers - Dobson - Ahipara 2B47 (2014) 74 Taitokerau MB 179

Succession 

No independent objective evidence as to the intentions of the deceasedNicholas – Estate of Robert Rawhiti Rangitakaiwaho Nicholas (2014) 316 Aotea MB 187 (316 AOT 187)

Applicant entitled to succeed where hapū connection to land existsTito – Te Anga Whanga (2014) 71 Taitokerau MB 94 (71 TTK 94)

Trusts:

Appointment of interim trustees to the Waikaremoana Reserves – Moses - Hopuruahine East & 12 other blocks (2014) 37 Tairāwhiti MB 238

Appointment of trustees and trustees' fees – Trust's robust processes could serve as best practice template – Stebbing - Tauhara Middle 4A 2B 2C (Opepe Farm Trust) (2014) 92 Waiariki MB 218

Management - partial termination not in anyone's interests - Green - Trustees of Te Kou Tiaki and Tangi Ataahua Green Whānau Trust (2014) 92 Waiariki MB 183

Creation of ahu whenua trust declined – Karaitiana v Carroll - Matahiwi No 4B, Waipuka 2R Section 3 and Waipuka 3A3A (2014) 29 Tākitimu MB 214

Māori Incorporations:

Withdrawal of resignation by committee member requires consent of committee – Ngamoki-Cameron v Koopu - The Proprietors of Mangaroa & Other Blocks Incorporated (2014) 91 Waiariki MB 279

Election invalidatedTahata v Tahata - Ngāwhakatutu A1A Incorporation (2014) 37 Tairāwhiti MB 217

Māori reservations:

Insufficient support for partition if exclusion from reservation granted – Taniora - Te Koutu Mourea Māori Reservation (2014) 91 Waiariki MB 173

Resource Management

Māori interests in natural resource management - 2013 in review

Legislation

New Zealand’s first bilingual statute – does New Zealand have an appropriate legal framework?

Book review

He Papakupu Reo Ture: A Dictionary of Māori Legal Terms - reviewed by Pānia Papa

Indigenous Law Speaker Series 2014

The political ecology and political economy of the Indigenous land titling ‘revolution’ in Australia - Jon Altman

Print version

Download the Māori Law Review March 2014 (663 KB PDF).

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