September 2014 Mahuru – Contents

Supreme Court - Te Kōti Mana Nui

Customary title to waterwaysPaki v Attorney-General (No 2) [2014] NZSC 118 by Baden Vertongen

Customary title to waterways - Paki v Attorney-General (No 2) [2014] NZSC 118 - comment by Tom Bennion

Customary title to waterways - Paki v Attorney-General (No 2) [2014] NZSC 118 - further comment by Professor Richard Boast

High Court - Te Kōti Matua

Summary judgment application - succession - Mulder v Heke [2014] NZHC 2098

Māori Land Court - Te Kōti Whenua Māori

Injunctions – application adjourned so parties could try to resolve outstanding issues - Trustees of Maungatautari 4G Sec IV v Maungatautari Ecological Island Trust - Maungatautari No 4G Sec IV (2014) 86 Waikato Maniapoto MB 248 (86 TTK 248)

Chief Judge’s powers – determining the interests of justice – Riwai Mokena v Riwai Morgan Whānau Trust - Estate of Tamati Mokena [2014] Chief Judge’s MB 314

Māori reservations – creating a reservation in the face of a possible public works acquisition of land - Grace – Ngarara West A25B2A (2014) 317 Aotea MB 268

Māori reservations – land set aside as urupā – Graham - Parish of Komakorau Lot 240B 2 (2014) 80 Waikato Maniapoto MB 260

Trusts - appointment of replacement trustees - Pene-Stevens - Puhatikotiko 2C2B2 and 2D (2014) 41 Tairawhiti MB 219

Occupation orders - order declined where majority of trustees opposed application - Wairua - Maungaroa No.1 Section 2B Block (2014) 103 Waiariki MB 133

Occupation orders / partition - Court granted occupation order of its own motion - Matchitt - Te Kaha 65 (2014) 104 Waiariki MB 145

Occupation orders - order amended - Howell v Jaram - Omaio 43 Section 4 (2014) 104 Waiariki MB 73

Partition - cancellation – grounds satisfied to reconfigure titles - Thompson - Hauai Ahu Whenua Trust (2014) 87 Taitokerau MB 258 (87 TTK 258)

Costs - award made against former trustees - Hall v Opepe Farm Trust (2014) 104 Waiariki MB 54

Environment Court - Te Kōti Taiao

Public works - proposed taking not fair, sound or reasonably necessary - Grace v Minister for Land Information [2014] NZEnvC 82

Waitangi Tribunal - Te Rōpū Whakamana i te Tiriti o Waitangi

Waitangi Tribunal to inquire in mid-2015 into prohibition on prisoner votingWai 2472 - the Electoral (Disqualification of Sentenced Prisoners) Amendment Act Claim (Wai 2472, 2.5.3)

Indigenous Law Speaker Series 2014

Lex Aotearoa - Hon Justice Joseph Williams delivered the most recent of our 2014 lunchtime seminars on 21 August 2014 at the Faculty of Law, Victoria University of Wellington.

Māori Law Review news

Sir Edward Taihakurei Durie student essay competition 2014 - this competition is now open. Entries close on 1 October 2014.

Print version

Download the Māori Law Review September 2014 (615 KB PDF).

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