July 2015 Hōngongoi – Contents

High Court - Te Kōti Matua

Judicial review – refusal to make binding recommendations over forest land - Haronga v Waitangi Tribunal [2015] NZHC 1115 - Baden Vertongen

Māori Land Court - Te Kōti Whenua Māori

Ownership of dwelling - declined because house was properly a chattel in this case - Tainui - Arahura No 2A (2015) 30 Te Waipounamu MB 168 (30 TWP 168)

Costs - 80% of actual costs granted - Hettig v ANZ Bank - Kaiawhina Trust and Lot 1 Deposited Plan158328 (2015)104 Taitokerau MB 130 (104 TTK 130)

Status of land - change of status to general land declined - Gibbs - Akura 3C1A3 (2015) 41 Takitimu MB 235 (41 TKT 235)

Succession - no grant of administration - application dismissed - potential invalidity of will - Wellington v Wellington - Estate of Henare Haehae Wellington (2015) 104 Taitokerau MB 156 (104 TTK 156)

Alienation - Māori Trustee – shares purchased under the conversion fund returned to current owners – Māori Trustee v Ihaia - Omapere Taraire E & Rangihamama X3A (Aggregated) (2014) 88 Taitokerau MB 9 (88 TTK 9)

Alienation - alienation of shares declined - preferred class of alienees - Kingi - Te Maika A5 (2015) 104 Taitokerau MB 103 (104 TTK 103)

Trusts - removal of trustee following conviction - McGregor v Hutchison - Mangamaire B13A Trust (2015) 40 Tākitimu 19 (40 TKT 19)

Trusts – trustee to account for profits received in breach of duty – Savage v Adlam – Lot 39A Sec 2A Parish of Matatā (2014) 95 Waiariki MB 176 (95 WAR 176)

Easements - right of way variation granted - Mason - Te Konoti B3SB (2015) 104 Taitokerau MB 249 (104 TTK 249)

Māori Reservations – Court declined to set aside Lake Horowhenua as a Māori Reservation - Taueki v McMillan - Horowhenua 11 (Lake) (2014) 324 Aotea MB 144 (324 AOT 144)

Waitangi Tribunal - Te Rōpū Whakamana i Te Tiriti o Waitangi

From District Inquiries to Kaupapa Inquiries: a new horizon for the Waitangi Tribunal - Andrew Row

Legislation - Ngā Whakaturetanga

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

Social services and welfare

Welfare and Māori - the year in review - Māmari Stephens

Print version

Download the Māori Law Review July 2015 (534 KB PDF).

Indigenous Law Speaker Series 2015

Our 2015 seminars continue in Auckland during August where Tracey Whare, Bernadette Arapere and Paul Beverley will give seminars

Implementing the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples – recent developments in international law - Tracey Whare will deliver the fourth of our 2015 seminars on 13 August 2015 at the University of Auckland Faculty of Law