November 2015 Whiringa-ā-rangi – Contents

Court of Appeal - Te Kōti Pīra

Partition - appeal dismissed from refusal to partition land - Whaanga v Smith [2015] NZCA 121 - Craig Linkhorn

High Court - Te Kōti Mātua

Judicial review - trusts - Lake Horowhenua Trust - lawfully created - Paki v Māori Land Court [2015] NZHC 2535 - Andrew Row

Māori Appellate Court - Te Kōti Pīra Māori

Chief Judge's powers - breach of natural justice - Tioro v McCallum - Estate of Ngapiki Waaka Hakaraia [2015] Māori Appellate Court MB 483 (2015 APPEAL 483)

Appeals – leave granted - natural justice issues – Matchitt v Matchitt [2015] Māori Appellate Court MB 433 (2015 APPEAL 433)

Costs – award after appeal withdrawn – Trustees of the Maungatautari 4G Section IV Trust v Maungatautari Ecological Island Trust - Maungatautari No 4G Sec IV Block [2015] 2015 Māori Appellate Court MB 634

Alienation - vesting order - extent of Court discretion - Matthews v Matthews – Estate of Graham Ngahina Matthews [2015] Māori Appellate Court MB 512 (2015 APPEAL 512) - Andrew Irwin

Trusts – trustee appointments – all relevant factors weighed correctly – Mahoney v Trustees of the Nicholas George Te Paa Whānau Trust - Okahu 1 and other blocks [2015] Māori Appellate Court MB 417 (2015 APPEAL 417)

Māori Incorporations – elections – lower Court wrong to order an entire new election – Watson v Parker - The Proprietors of Torere 64 Incorporated [2015] Māori Appellate Court MB 543 (2015 APPEAL 543)

Māori Land Court - Te Kōti Whenua Māori

Injunction - interim injunction granted - Shortland v Tipene - Motatau 2 Section 34A1 (2015) 114 Taitokerau MB 212 (114 TTK 212)

Chief Judge's Powers - order amended - Katipa v Dobbs - Harataunga 2C1 (2015) 2015 Chief Judge's MB 635 (2015 CJ 635)

Encroachment and access - land swap and private right of way created - Smith - Waiomu 3B2B2B3B3 and Waiomu 3B2B2B3B1B (2015) 105 Waikato Maniapoto MB 12 (105 WMN 12)

Trusts - injunction, review of trust and trustee removal - interim judgment - directions issued - Karena v Haines-Winiata - Te Koau A Trust (2015) 43 Takitimu MB 200 (43 TKT 200)

Trusts - appointment of trustees - delay - application adjourned - White v Dodd - Ruaihona Marae (2015) 128 Waiariki MB 155 (128 WAR 155)

Occupation order - sought in substitution - dismissed - Leef v Leef - Panguru A47B (2015) 113 Taitokerau MB 11 (113 TTK 11)

Occupation order - application adjourned - governing trust not functioning - Aramoana v Keno - Allotment 612 Parish of Waiotahi (2015) 128 Waiariki MB 169 (128 WAR 169)

Māori reservation - sufficient support - Tipene - Kaikou Lot 3 13B2 (2015) 114 Taitokerau MB 45 (114 TTK 45)

Waitangi Tribunal - Te Rōpū Whakamana i Te Tiriti o Waitangi

Protecting hapū rangatiratanga - Ngāpuhi Mandate Inquiry Report (Wai 2490, 2015) - Dr Carwyn Jones

Self-government - Whaia Te Mana Motuhake - In Pursuit of Mana Motuhake: Report on the Māori Community Development Act Claim (Wai 2417, 2014) - Rachael Jones with Nicholas Coyle

Waitangi Tribunal procedure - urgent inquiries - Te Ture Whenua Māori Act 1993 (Wai 2478, #2.5.21) - Nicholas Coyle

Waitangi Tribunal procedure - urgent inquiries - Flag referenda (Wai 2534, #2.5.3) - Nicholas Coyle

Book review - Arotakena pukapuka

Still wrestling with laws and histories – a comment on Grant Morris, Prendergast: Legal Villain? - Professor Mark Hickford

Print version

Download the Māori Law Review November 2015 (626 KB PDF)

Sir Edward Taihakurei Durie student essay competition 2015

Our judges have selected Monique van Alphen Fyfe’s essay on the proposed reforms to Te Ture Whenua Māori Act 1993 as the winning entry for 2015. Congratulations Monique. The essay will be published in the February 2016 issue of the Review.