December 2015 Hakihea – Contents

Māori Appellate Court - Te Kōti Pīra Māori

2015 Māori Appellate Court judgments - index

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

Māori Land Court - Te Kōti Whenua Māori

2015 Māori Land Court judgments - index

Status of land - title investigation dismissed - Collier v Stevens - Tataweka Island (2015) 107 Waikato Maniapoto MB 161 (107 WMN 161)

Vesting order - application to gift shares dismissed - Wade - Whakarewarewa No 3 Sec 1B Reserve and Whakarewarewa No 2B (2015) 130 Waiariki MB 136 (130 WAR 136)

Alienation of land - confirmation granted - preferred class of alienees - Steedman v Apatu - Owhaoko D 6 Subdn 3 (2015) 341 Aotea MB 164 (341 AOT 164)

Alienation of land - long term lease registered - Awakeri Hot Springs (2002) Ltd v Trustees of the Pukaahu Domain Trust - Pukaahu (2015) 130 Waiariki MB 140 (130 WAR 140)

Trusts - application opposing appointment of trustees dismissed - Powell-Tunapahore 6 (2015) 130 Waiariki MB 160 (130 WAR 160)

Trusts - review of trust - directions to trustees - Perigo - Raetihi Ahu Whenua Trust (2015) 343 Aotea MB 30 (343 AOT 30)

Trusts - variation of trust order - Baker - Te Tii Waitangi B3 (2015) 113 Taitokerau MB 31 (113 TTK 31)

Easements - easement orders confirmed and agent appointed to receive compensation - Top Energy - Whakataha Z1C (2015) 117 Taitokerau MB 87 (117 TTK 87)

Roadways - road line cancelled and land re-vested - Western Bay of Plenty District Council -  Pt Taumata 3A2B Block (2015) 128 Waiariki MB 49 (128 WAR 49)

Landlocked Māori land - right of way - Roberts - Te Touwai B19A1 (2015) 114 Taitokerau MB 131 (114 TTK 131)

Waitangi Tribunal - Te Rōpū Whakamana i Te Tiriti o Waitangi

Waitangi Tribunal procedure - urgent inquiries - Corrections and Reoffending Prisoners Claim - Nicholas Coyle

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

Waitangi Tribunal procedure - review of Te Ture Whenua Māori Act 1993 - consultation - submission by Māori Land Court judges - Toni Love

Legislation - Ngā Whakaturetanga

Treaty settlement legislation before the House of Representatives in 2015 - Dr Carwyn Jones with Stevie-Rae Hart

Print version

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2015 Māori Appellate Court judgments – index

This table lists the 2015 judgments of the Māori Appellate Court and contains links to reports about the decisions. read more

2015 Māori Land Court judgments – index

This table lists the 2015 judgments of the Māori Land Court and contains links to reports about the decisions. read more

Status of land – title investigation dismissed – Collier

Collier v Stevens - Tataweka Island

Māori Land Court (2015) 107 Waikato Maniapoto MB 161 (107 WMN 161)

30 September 2015

An application for title investigations to determine the owners of two islands, filed in 1971, was dismissed.

Download Collier v Stevens - Tataweka Island (153 KB PDF) here. read more

Vesting order – application to gift shares dismissed – Wade

Wade - Whakarewarewa No 3 Sec 1B Reserve and Whakarewarewa No 2B

Māori Land Court (2015) 130 Waiariki MB 136 (130 WAR 136)

28 October 2015

Application to gift shares dismissed. There was insufficient evidence to establish the donee was within the preferred class of alienees.

Download Wade - Whakarewarewa No 3 Sec 1B Reserve and Whakarewarewa No 2B (125 KB PDF) here. read more

Alienation of land – confirmation granted – preferred class of alienees – Steedman

Steedman v Apatu - Owhaoko D 6 Subdn 3 

Māori Land Court (2015) 341 Aotea MB 164 (341 AOT 164)

31 August 2015

Application for confirmation of alienation granted.

Download Steedman v Apatu - Owhaoko D 6 Subdn 3 (373 KB PDF) when available. read more

Alienation of land – long term lease registered – Awakeri Hot Springs

Awakeri Hot Springs (2002) Ltd v Trustees of the Pukaahu Domain Trust - Pukaahu

Māori Land Court (2015) 130 Waiariki MB 140 (130 WAR 140)

29 October 2015

Application for Court to register a long term lease granted.

Download Awakeri Hot Springs (2002) Ltd v Trustees of the Pukaahu Domain Trust - Pukaahu (159 KB PDF) here. read more

Trusts – application opposing appointment of trustees dismissed – Powell

Powell-Tunapahore 6

Māori Land Court (2015) 130 Waiariki MB 160 (130 WAR 160)

29 October 2015

Application opposing appointment of trustees dismissed.

Download Powell-Tunapahore 6 (182 KB PDF) here. read more

Trusts – review of trust – directions to trustees – Perigo

Perigo - Raetihi Ahu Whenua Trust

Māori Land Court (2015) 343 Aotea MB 30 (343 AOT 30)

19 October 2015

Application for review of trust concluded and dismissed with directions to the trustees.

Download Perigo - Raetihi Ahu Whenua Trust  (125 KB PDF) here. read more

Trusts – variation of trust order – Baker

Baker - Te Tii Waitangi B3

Māori Land Court (2015) 113 Taitokerau MB 31 (113 TTK 31)

1 October 2015

Application for variation of trust order granted and application for enforcement of trust obligations dismissed.

Download Baker - Te Tii Waitangi B3 (1 MB PDF) here. read more

Easements – easement orders confirmed and agent appointed to receive compensation – Top Energy

Top Energy - Whakataha Z1C

Māori Land Court (2015) 117 Taitokerau MB 87 (117 TTK 87)

26 November 2015

Easement orders were confirmed and an agent was appointed by the Court to hold compensation funds.

Download Top Energy - Whakataha Z1C (148 KB PDF) here. read more

Roadways – road line cancelled and land re-vested – Western Bay of Plenty District Council

Western Bay of Plenty District Council -  Pt Taumata 3A2B Block

Māori Land Court (2015) 128 Waiariki MB 49 (128 WAR 49)

22 September 2015

Applications seeking cancellation of a road line and re-vesting of land in Western Bay of Plenty District Council and Tauranga City Council granted.

Download Western Bay of Plenty District Council -  Pt Taumata 3A2B Block (214 KB PDF). read more

Landlocked Māori land – right of way – Roberts

Roberts - Te Touwai B19A1

Māori Land Court (2015) 114 Taitokerau MB 131 (114 TTK 131)

15 October 2015

Application granted for an order providing reasonable access to landlocked Māori land.

Download Roberts - Te Touwai B19A1  (704 KB PDF) here. read more

Waitangi Tribunal procedure – urgent inquiries – Corrections and Reoffending Prisoners Claim

Applications for urgent hearings concerning the Crown's failure to reduce the number of Māori who reoffend thus reducing the disproportionate number of Māori serving sentences

Waitangi Tribunal Wai 2540, #2.5.4

11 November 2015

The Waitangi Tribunal has granted an urgent inquiry into claims about reducing reoffending by Māori and related work of the Department of Corrections.

Download Applications for urgent hearings concerning the Crown's failure to reduce the number of Māori who reoffend thus reducing the disproportionate number of Māori serving sentences (605 KB PDF). read more

Waitangi Tribunal procedure – review of Te Ture Whenua Māori Act 1993 – consultation – submission by Māori Land Court judges

Memorandum-directions of the Presiding Officer regarding the disclosure of the Maori Land Court Judges' submission

Waitangi Tribunal (Wai 2478, #2.5.28)

30 October 2015

The Waitangi Tribunal directed the Crown to disclose the joint submission of the Māori Land Court Judges on the 2015 exposure draft of the Te Ture Whenua Māori Bill. The Crown had refused to provide the submission to the Tribunal as part of the Tribunal's inquiry into the law reform process for this legislation.

Download Memorandum-directions of the Presiding Officer regarding the disclosure of the Maori Land Court Judges' submission (389 KB PDF). read more

Treaty settlement legislation before the House of Representatives in 2015

2015 saw the volume of Treaty legislation passing through the House of Representatives decrease. However, a number of settlements still made significant progress through the legislative process.

Stevie-Rae Hart assisted Dr Carwyn Jones with research and writing for this report. read more