May 2015 Haratua – Contents

Court of Appeal - Te Kōti Pīra

Arbitration – adjudication of mana whenua dispute made subject to arbitration - Bidois v Leef [2014] NZCA 176 - Baden Vertongen

High Court - Te Kōti Matua

Māori fisheries - mandated iwi organisations - no valid amendment to constitution of charitable trust - failure to hold trustee elections - Solomon-Rehe v Hokotehi Moriori Trust [2015] NZHC 46

Legislation - Ngā Whakaturetanga

Review of Te Ture Whenua Māori Act 1993 – exposure draft Bill and consultation - Haratua 2015

Māori Land Court - Te Kōti Whenua Māori

Jurisdiction:

Power of the court to grant specific performanceKotahitanga Log Haulage Limited v Forest Distribution Limited (2015) 121 Waiariki MB 149 (121 WAR 149)

Injunction:

Mareva injunction issued over former trustees – Slade - Parengarenga 3G (2014) 87 Taitokerau MB 46

Chief Judge's powers:

Permanent injunction declinedHaimona v The Trustees of Te Karaka No 1A Ahu Whenua Trust - Te Karaka No 1A Ahu Whenua Trust and Rotoiti 3G1 Blocks (2015) Chief Judge's MB 228

Rehearing

Denying a rehearing on costs could create a possible injustice – Big Hill Station Limited v Trustees of Awarua o Hinemanu Trust – Awarua o Hinemanu Trust (2015) 39 Takitimu MB 16 (39 TKT 16)

Costs:

Some costs claimed were not reasonably incurredPouwhare v Auld - Oparau No 1 Block and Pirongia West 12B3D (2015) 95 Waikato Maniapoto MB 167 (95 WMN 167)

Respondent allowed to claim for management timeManuirirangi v Parininihi ki Waitotara Incorporation - Waiokura Te Kauae blocks (2014) 319 Aotea MB 247 (319 AOT 247)

Partially grantedGoffe v ANZ Bank New Zealand Limited - Whirinaki 5K 6F (2015) 99 Taitokerau MB 248 (99 TTK 248)

Status of land:

Change from Māori freehold land to general land declinedGilbert Family Trust - Marokopa 3 Block (2015) 97 Waikato Maniapoto MB 68 (97 WMN 68)

Land deemed General land under Māori Affairs Act 1953 – Coast Law - Allotment 266A3C2 Waimana Parish Block (2014) 103 Waiariki MB 270

Trusts:

Termination of trust and vesting assets in another trust - Trustees of Te Ngae Farm Trust v Trustees of Ngāti Rangiteaorere Koromatua Council - Te Ngae Farm Trust (2015) 118 Waiariki MB 92 (118 WAR 92)

Review of trust and removal of advisory trustees – trustees ordered to refund payments received in breach of trust – Tupe Snr v Everton - Manunui No 1 4th Residue Ahu Whenua Trust (2015) 334 Aotea MB 227 (334 AOT 227)

Review of trust and removal of trusteesRaukawa v Lux - Te Oitahuna Raukawa Whānau Trust (2015) 116 Waiariki MB 288

Review of trust and removal of trusteesWorsnop v Lux - Honeri Raukawa Whānau Trust (2015) 117 Waiariki MB 3

Removal of trustee - Worsnop v Lux - Ruarakai-Tokomanawa Lands Trust (2015) 117 Waiariki MB 26

Removal of trustees declined – trustees were shown to have been diligent and hard working - Olsen v Vercoe - Matata Parish Lot 6A (2015) 116 Waiariki MB 63 (116 WAR 63)

Recovery of trust funds and removal of trusteesPue v Kīngi - Te Rūnanga o Ngāti Maru (Taranaki) Whenua Tōpu Trust (2015) 355 Aotea MB 1 (355 AOT 1)

Proposal to constitute ahu whenua trust over 11 separate blocks adjourned and general guidance issued – Far North District Council - Okahu 3B2B2 (2014) 91 Taitokerau MB 284 (91 TTK 284)

Ahu whenua trusts – Registrar to maintain record of beneficial ownership of General land - Larsen - Tanumi Reti (2014) 88 Taitokerau MB 273 (88 TTK 273)

Occupation orders:

Applicant had transferred right to occupyTawera v Tawera – Waitangi A1A2 (2014) 39 Tairawhiti MB 45 (39 TRW 45)

Māori reservations:

Inquiry granted into administrationPowell - Tunapahore 6 (2015) 118 Waiariki MB 150

Removal of trustees - trustee encouraged to resign - Royal v Broughton - Muhunoa 3A1E1 Sub 8A (Kikopiri Marae Māori Reservation) (2014) 325 Aotea MB 250 (325 AOT 250)

Gazette Notice was not confusing or uncertain – Murray - Mahinepua B1 (2014) 87 Taitokerau MB 227 (87 TTK 227)

Succession:

Whether persons were whāngai and disposition of Māori land on intestacyPomare - Peter Here Pomare (2015) 103 Taitokerau MB 95 (103 TTK 95)

Maori incorporations:

Fresh election for committee of managementWhata - The Proprietors of Ruahine Kuharua Incorporation (2015) 120 Waiariki MB 204 (120 WAR 204)

Partition:

No reasonable alternative to partition given urbanisation of ownersOpai - Kohatutaka 6A10D2C (2014) 93 Taitokerau MB 6 (93 TTK 6)

Procedure:

Withdrawal of an application to the CourtDawson v Dawson - Orohaki 894B Ahu Whenua Trust (2015) 29 Te Waipounamu MB 161

Refusal to waive application fee reversedWilson - Oue 2B3 and other blocks (2015) 2015 Chief Judge's MB 215 (2015 CJ 215)

Waitangi Tribunal - Te Rōpū Whakamana i te Tiriti o Waitangi

Application for urgent remedies hearing and urgent inquiry declined - Ahitahi/Araukuku Hapū Claim (Wai 552, #2.35)

Canada - Ontario Court of Justice

Life or death, and traditional medicine – primacy of indigenous rights - Hamilton Health Sciences Corporation v DH 2014 ONCJ 603 - Andrew Row

Book review - Arotakenga pukapuka

Are We There Yet? The Future of the Treaty of Waitangi: A Review - Max Harris

Moving beyond a legalistic approach to applying the Treaty of Waitangi in contemporary New Zealand - Gareth Morgan and Susan Guthrie

Are We There Yet? The Future of the Treaty of Waitangi: A response to Morgan and Guthrie - Max Harris

Print version

Download the Māori Law Review May 2015 (669 KB PDF).

Indigenous Law Speaker Series 2015

Criminal Justice, the State and Māori - Kim Workman, 2015 J. D. Stout Fellow, will deliver the third of our 2015 seminars on 28 May 2015 at the Faculty of Law, Victoria University of Wellington

Recent developments in co-governance and co-management - Paul Beverley will deliver the second seminar for 2015 on 21 May 2015 at the Faculty of Law, Victoria University of Wellington

Ko te manu e kai ana i te mātauranga - nōnā te ao: overseas postgraduate reflections - Horiana Irwin Easthope and Natalie Coates will deliver the first of our 2015 seminars on 7 May 2015 at the Faculty of Law, Victoria University of Wellington

Public lecture - Auckland

The Implementation of the Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples: Implications for Aotearoa/New Zealand - Professor James Anaya, University of Arizona, will deliver this public lecture on 11 June 2015 at Old Government House, Auckland