November 2014 Whiringa-ā-rangi – Contents

General Election - Te Pōtitanga Whānui

2014 General Election and government formation

High Court - Te Kōti Matua

High Court appoints Māori trustees to dysfunctional Crown Forestry Rental TrustNew Zealand Māori Council & Ors v Foulkes & Ors [2014] NZHC 2757

Māori Appellate Court - Te Kōti Pira Māori

Special Aid - special circumstances justifying an award being granted retrospectively - Te Rūnanga o Ngāti Hine v Te Rūnanga a Iwi o Ngāpuhi - Special Aid [2014] 2014 Māori Appellate Court MB 133

Jurisdiction - Court has jurisdiction to award equitable remedies - Mikaere-Toto v Te Reti B and C Residue Trust - Te Reti B and Te Reti C [2014] 2014 Māori Appellate Court MB 249

Māori Land Court - Te Kōti Whenua Māori

Jurisdiction – Court can hear claims for relief relating to Crown land or General land – Trustees of Te Waiti 2C2 v Allison - Te Waiti No2C No2 (2014) 107 Waiariki MB 115 (107 WAR 115)

Injunction – refused - no serious question to be tried - Falwasser v Olsen - Matata Parish 6A (2014) 107 Waiariki MB 74 (107 WAR 74)

Chief Judge's powers – application of "ten pound rule" not erroneous – Scott - Erueti Te Karu [2014] Chief Judge's MB 260

Rehearing – the Court could not be satisfied the applicant was notified of the original application - Kaka v Ruapehu District Council - Ohura South N2E1B (2014) 328 Aotea MB 176 (328 AOT 176)

Rehearing – application declined as it was evident the earlier orders would be affirmed - Fisher v Potroz - Mohakatino Paraninihi No 1C West 3A2 (2014) 328 Aotea MB 225 (328 AOT 225)

Succession – adoptive brother entitled to further interests consistent with earlier decision - Wawatai (Tate) - Te Raana Waiti (2014) 88 Taitokerau MB 233 (88 TTK 233)

Trusts – ahu whenua – partial termination granted - Moetara - Pakanae 2Y3A (2014) 88 Taitokerau MB 242 (88 TTK 242)

Trusts – partial termination, constitution of ahu whenua trust, appointment of trustees – The Māori Trustee v O'Rorke - Pukekohatu 7B (2014) 329 Aotea MB 79

Trusts - preliminary determination as to whether the doctirne of estoppel applies - Waaka - Te Manawa o Tuhoe A block (2014) 103 Waiariki MB 2

Trusts - review of trust and meetings - owners followed correct procedure - Morris - Ngapini and Tarawa Trust (2014) 36 Takitimu MB 186

Trusts – removal of trustees – attempt to stop a mortgagee sale – Moanaroa v Ruwhiu - The Kaiawhina Trust (2014) 91 Taitokerau MB 29 (91 TTK 29)

Trusts – inappropriate to allow application for appointment of trustees to be withdrawn - Graham - Waihou-Hutoia X Māori Reservation (Piki Te Aroha Marae) (2014) 88 Taitokerau MB 258 (88 TTK 258)

Title and occupation – recovery of possession, permanent injunction and compensation - Trustees of Ihaka Whaanga Whānau Trust v Whaanga - Town Section 90 Mahia and Town Section 91 Mahia (2014) 42 Tairāwhiti MB 292

Occupation orders - orders for housing purposes only - Davis - Ahipara A8B (2014) 88 Taitokerau MB 186

Waitangi Tribunal - Te Rōpū Whakamana i Te Tiriti o Waitangi

Treaty of Waitangi signatories did not cede sovereignty in February 1840 - He Whakaputanga me te Tiriti: the Declaration and the Treaty (2014, Wai 1040)

He Whakaputanga me te Tiriti: the Declaration and the Treaty - sovereignty in February 1840 - comment by Professor D V Williams

Urgent Waitangi Tribunal inquiries - Ngāpuhi mandate and Whanganui River applications - by Dr Carwyn Jones

Indigenous Law Speaker Series 2014

Rangatahi Courts of Aotearoa New Zealand - an update - Judge Heemi Taumaunu

Māori Law Review news

Exploring Māori legal traditions: Te hōpara i ngā tikanga ture Māori - Māori Law Review co-editor Dr Carwyn Jones has been awarded a Marsden Fund Fast-Start Grant. He will focus on identifying Māori legal principles from a range of cultural expressions such as waiata (songs), whakairo (carvings), karakia (prayers/chants), and kōrero pūrākau (stories)

Prestigious Canada Research Chair - Māori Law Review consultant editor Professor John Borrows has been named Canada Research Chair in Indigenous Law

All Souls College Examination Fellowship - Māori Law Review contributor Max Harris has been elected an Examination Fellow at All Souls College, Oxford

Sir Edward Taihakurei Durie student essay competition 2014 - Anna Brenstrum, an undergraduate law student at Otago University, has won the 2014 competition

Student editor 2015 - Toni Love is our next student editor

Research on Te Ture Whenua Māori Act 1993 - Nathalie Harrington (Summer Research Scholar) and Stevie-Rae Hart (Research Assistant) will be working with us on a project over Summer looking at the jurisprudence of the Māori Land Court under Te Ture Whenua Māori Act 1993

Print version

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