March 2016 Poutū-te-rangi – Contents

Court of Appeal - Te Kōti Pīra

Judicial review – appeal dismissed from grant of review – selection process for membership of Independent Maori Statutory Board -Te Rangi v Jackson [2015] NZCA 490 - James Watson

High Court - Te Kōti Matua

Judicial review – Crown conduct after Treaty settlement – preliminary questions hearing refused - Ngāti Whātua Ōrākei Trust v Attorney-General [2016] NZHC 347 - James Watson

Costs - not imposed - parties need to co-exist in the future - Solomon-Rehe v Hokotehi Moriori Trust [2016] NZHC 239 - Stevie-Rae Hart

Māori Appellate Court - Te Kōti Pīra Māori

Appeals – assessing merits of appeal before ordering rehearing – Matchitt v Matchitt- Te Kaha 65 [2015] Māori Appellate Court MB 662 (2015 APPEAL 662) - Stevie-Rae Hart

Costs – receipt of Special Aid not a shield against an award of costs – Gemmell v Gemmell - Mohaka A4 [2015] Māori Appellate Court MB 657 (2015 APPEAL 657) - Stevie-Rae Hart

Trusts – leases to beneficiaries – unclear whether trustees breached their fiduciary duty – Davies v Trustees of Te Tii (Waitangi) B3 Ahu Whenua Trust - Te Tii (Waitangi) B3 Trust [2015] Māori Appellate Court MB 611 (2015 APPEAL 611) - Stevie-Rae Hart

Māori Land Court - Te Kōti Whenua Māori

Ownership - house - Rata - Pakanae 2W1B (2016) 125 Taitokerau MB 17 (125 TTK 17) - Indiana Shewen

Procedure - withdrawing an application - return of land held for public works - The Property Group - Awapuni 1F3 (2016) 56 Tairawhiti MB 56 (56 TRW 56) - Indiana Shewen

Alienation - lease beyond trust order - estoppel - notice - evidence - Te Wani v Peters - Te Puru No 5 (2015) 112 Waikato Maniapoto MB 49 (112 WMN 49) - Craig Linkhorn

Māori Incorporations - licence to occupy land - two competing claims - Le Lievre v Muriwhenua Incorporation - Muriwhenua Incorporation (2016) 124 Taitokerau MB 231 (124 TTK 231) - Indiana Shewen

Waitangi Tribunal - Te Rōpū Whakamana i Te Tiriti o Waitangi

Review of Te Ture Whenua Māori Act 1993 – Waitangi Tribunal inquiry – summary of findings and recommendations - He Kura Whenua Ka Rokohanga - report on claims about reform of Te Ture Whenua Māori Act 1993 (Pre-publication) (Wai 2478, 2016) - Toni Love

Waitangi Tribunal procedure - urgent inquiries - mandate strategy - Application for an urgent hearing concerning the Crown’s recognition of the draft mandate strategy of the Uenuku Charitable Trust (Wai 2541, #2.5.4) - Nicholas Coyle

Review of Te Ture Whenua Māori Act 1993 - Waitangi Tribunal inquiry - initiation, consultation and consent - Toni Love

Print version

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Sir Edward Taihakurei Durie student essay competition 2015

Not one more acre: opportunity and compromise in Te Ture Whenua Māori Reform - Monique van Alphen Fyfe