June 2016 Pipiri – Contents

Māori Land Court - Te Kōti Whenua Māori

Status of land - General land - The General Trust Board of the Diocese of Auckland - Taumatawiwi(2016) 127 Taitokerau MB 169 (127 TTK 169) - Indiana Shewen

Alienation - gift of land to restore whānau connection granted - Gunson - Waikawa Village Section 10C (2016) 35 Te Waipounamu MB 248 (35 TWP 248) - Indiana Shewen

Māori Incorporations - jurisdiction to review decisions - Firmin v The Committee of Management of Atihau Whanganui Incorporation (2016) 352 Aotea MB 233 (352 AOT 233) - Emerald UnRuh

Legislation - Ngā Whakaturetanga

Special issue - Te Ture Whenua Māori Bill

Policy statement and explanatory note - Toni Love

Preliminary provisions - Toni Love

Status of land and whenua tāpui (Māori reservations) - Toni Love

Ownership interests in Māori freehold land - Toni Love

Disposing of interests in Māori land - Toni Love

Succession - Toni Love

Management entities - Toni Love

Registers and the Māori Land Court - Toni Love

Dispute resolution - Toni Love

Māori Law Review events

Te Ture Whenua Māori Bill – seminars - Wellington (17 June 2016) and Auckland (24 June 2016)

Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples

Canada - fully endorses United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples - Emerald UnRuh

Book review - Arotakena pukapuka

Indigenous Intellectual Property: A Handbook of Contemporary Research - Aroha Te Pareake Mead

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Status of land – General land – The General Trust Board of the Diocese of Auckland

The General Trust Board of the Diocese of Auckland - Taumatawiwi A

Māori Land Court (2016) 127 Taitokerau MB 169 (127 TTK 169)

5 April 2016

The Court determined the status of the land (Taumatawiwi A, Part Peria and Te Ngaohe blocks) is General land.

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Alienation – gift of land to restore whānau connection granted – Gunson

Gunson - Waikawa Village Section 10C

Māori Land Court (2016) 35 Te Waipounamu MB 248 (35 TWP 248)

31 March 2016

The applicant sought to gift half of his shares in the land to his natural brother to restore a whānau connection to the land. The applicant's adoptive whānau objected. They wished for the land to remain in their Mother's family line. The Court granted the application.

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Māori Incorporations – jurisdiction to review decisions – Firmin

Firmin v The Committee of Management of Atihau Whanganui Incorporation

Māori Land Court (2016) 352 Aotea MB 233 (352 AOT 233)

12 May 2016

The applicant sought declarations that beneficiaries and members of a whānau trust be permitted to hunt on the land, and that he be granted an opportunity to air his concerns in regards to the Incorporation's management of the land. The application was dismissed. There was no foundation established for the Court to exercise any jurisdiction over the challenged decisions by the Incorporation. 

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Review of Te Ture Whenua Māori Act 1993 – Te Ture Whenua Māori Bill – dispute resolution

A Bill was introduced into the House of Representatives in April 2016 to further reform Māori land law. This latest reform project has been in train since June 2012 when an independent expert panel was appointed to review the law.

Toni Love has followed the law reform process and has prepared a series of articles examining the most significant components of the new Bill as introduced to the House of Representatives. In this article she examines the provisions relating to dispute resolution. read more

Review of Te Ture Whenua Māori Act 1993 – Te Ture Whenua Māori Bill – registers and the Māori Land Court

A Bill was introduced into the House of Representatives in April 2016 to further reform Māori land law. This latest reform project has been in train since June 2012 when an independent expert panel was appointed to review the law.

Toni Love has followed the law reform process and has prepared a series of articles examining the most significant components of the new Bill as introduced to the House of Representatives. In this article she examines the provisions relating to registers and the Māori Land Court. read more

Review of Te Ture Whenua Māori Act 1993 – Te Ture Whenua Māori Bill – management entities

A Bill was introduced into the House of Representatives in April 2016 to further reform Māori land law. This latest reform project has been in train since June 2012 when an independent expert panel was appointed to review the law.

Toni Love has followed the law reform process and has prepared a series of articles examining the most significant components of the new Bill as introduced to the House of Representatives. In this article she examines the provisions relating to management entities for Māori land. read more

Review of Te Ture Whenua Māori Act 1993 – Te Ture Whenua Māori Bill – succession

A Bill was introduced into the House of Representatives in April 2016 to further reform Māori land law. This latest reform project has been in train since June 2012 when an independent expert panel was appointed to review the law.

Toni Love has followed the law reform process and has prepared a series of articles examining the most significant components of the new Bill as introduced to the House of Representatives. In this article she examines the provisions relating to succession to interests in Māori land. read more

Review of Te Ture Whenua Māori Act 1993 – Te Ture Whenua Māori Bill – disposing of interests in Māori land

A Bill was introduced into the House of Representatives in April 2016 to further reform Māori land law. This latest reform project has been in train since June 2012 when an independent expert panel was appointed to review the law.

Toni Love has followed the law reform process and has prepared a series of articles examining the most significant components of the new Bill as introduced to the House of Representatives. In this article she examines the provisions relating to alienation/disposition of Māori land. read more

Review of Te Ture Whenua Māori Act 1993 – Te Ture Whenua Māori Bill – Ownership interests in Māori freehold land

A Bill was introduced into the House of Representatives in April 2016 to further reform Māori land law. This latest reform project has been in train since June 2012 when an independent expert panel was appointed to review the law.

Toni Love has followed the law reform process and has prepared a series of articles examining the most significant components of the new Bill as introduced to the House of Representatives. In this article she examines the provisions relating to ownership interests in Māori land and the associated decision-making processes. read more

Review of Te Ture Whenua Māori Act 1993 – Te Ture Whenua Māori Bill – status of land and whenua tāpui (Māori reservations)

A Bill was introduced into the House of Representatives in April 2016 to further reform Māori land law. This latest reform project has been in train since June 2012 when an independent expert panel was appointed to review the law.

Toni Love has followed the law reform process and has prepared a series of articles examining the most significant components of the new Bill as introduced to the House of Representatives. In this article she examines the provisions relating to status of land and whenua tāpui (Māori reservations). read more

Canada – fully endorses United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples

The government of Canada removed its objector status to the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP), and intends to "adopt and implement the declaration in accordance with the Canadian Constitution."

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Review of Te Ture Whenua Māori Act 1993 – Te Ture Whenua Māori Bill – preliminary provisions

A Bill was introduced into the House of Representatives in April 2016 to further reform Māori land law. This latest reform project has been in train since June 2012 when an independent expert panel was appointed to review the law.

Toni Love has followed the law reform process and has prepared a series of articles examining the most significant components of the new Bill as introduced to the House of Representatives. In this first article in a series she examines the Bill's preliminary provisions.

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Review of Te Ture Whenua Māori Act 1993 – Te Ture Whenua Māori Bill – seminars – Auckland – 24 June 2016

Seminar – Te Ture Whenua Māori Bill

Friday 24 June 2016, 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Buddle Findlay – PWC Tower, 188 Quay St, Auckland

The Māori Law Review is convening seminars in Auckland and Wellington where presenters will explore the proposed reform of Māori land law set out in the Te Ture Whenua Māori Bill.

Professor Jacinta Ruru will chair the seminars. Professor Ruru is Co-Director of Ngā Pae o te Māramatanga New Zealand’s Māori Centre of Research Excellence and a Consultant Editor to the Māori Law Review. read more

Review of Te Ture Whenua Māori Act 1993 – Te Ture Whenua Māori Bill – seminars – Wellington – 17 June 2016

Seminar – Te Ture Whenua Māori Bill

Friday 17 June 2016, 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Buddle Findlay – Level 17, State Insurance Tower
1 Willis Street, Wellington

The Māori Law Review is convening seminars in Wellington and Auckland where presenters will explore the proposed reform of Māori land law set out in the Te Ture Whenua Māori Bill.

Professor Jacinta Ruru will chair the seminars. Professor Ruru is Co-Director of Ngā Pae o te Māramatanga New Zealand’s Māori Centre of Research Excellence and a Consultant Editor to the Māori Law Review. read more

Review of Te Ture Whenua Māori Act 1993 – Te Ture Whenua Māori Bill – policy statement and explanatory note

A Bill was introduced into the House of Representatives in April 2016 to further reform Māori land law. This latest reform project has been in train since June 2012 when an independent expert panel was appointed to review the law.

Toni Love has followed the law reform process and has prepared a series of articles examining the most significant components of the new Bill as introduced to the House of Representatives. In this article she sets out the general policy statement and clause by clause analysis from the explanatory note prefacing Te Ture Whenua Māori Bill. read more