Hingston v Hiroti
Māori Land Court (2016) Chief Judge's MB 672 (2016 CJ 672)
27 July 2016
Application granted to amend previous whānau trust order. The adjustment made recognised that as an adoptee the deceased had vested lands and shares in the whānau trust for the benefit of persons who did not have connections to the land.
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The Māori Trustee v Smith - Waipaoa 5A2
Māori Land Court (2016) 62 Tairawhiti MB 122 (62 TRW 122)
18 October 2016
These applications followed the Māori Trustee's decision to award a lease of the land. An application for removal of the Māori trustee (respondent) was dismissed. An application to vary trust order adjourned. An application for recovery of possession of land was granted and the lease set aside. An application for permanent injunction and rehearing of injunction application against first applicants dismissed. No order as to costs.
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Sadaraka - Estate of Wiremu Te Hira Jack Kino
Māori Land Court (2016) Chief Judge's MB 880 (2016 Chief Judge's MB 880)
20 October 2016
Application seeking amendment of previous succession order, dated 30 September 1997, to include three further children of the deceased granted.
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Kepa v Kautai - Estate of James Keepa
Māori Land Court (2016) 52 Takitimu MB 256 (52 TKT 256)
28 September 2016
Application seeking succession of Māori land interests adjourned. Court to procure DNA testing in the interests of expediency. Costs to be paid out by special aid fund.
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Nolan - Estate of Wiremu Eruera Pohe
Māori Land Court (2016) 139 Taitokerau MB 170 (139 TTK 170)
13 October 2016
Applicant (natural descendent of deceased) seeks succession of Māori land interests. Application granted. One respondent, recognised as whāngai, granted succession of life interests only as there is no evidence of whakapapa to land.
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