December 2016 Māori Law Review

2016 Māori Land Court Judgments – index

This table lists the 2016 judgments of the Māori Land Court and contains links to reports about the decisions.

2016 Māori Land Court judgments

Judgment date Citation Minute Book MLIS Legislation Subject
2016
07.01.16 Kereopa v Gray - Aramiro Trust 115 Waikato Maniapoto MB 245 113 WMN 245 Te Ture Whenua Māori Act 1993, sections 238, 231 and 239 Enforce obligations of trust, review of trust
19.01.16 Mcilroy Haig Waipiro Mt sec5 blk X 55 Tairawhiti MB 24 55 TRW 24 Te Ture Whenua Māori Act 1993, sections 45, 289, 389 Survey, Allocation of Balance, Occupation
27.01.16 * Trustees of Aata Paora Keretene Ahu Whenua Trust v Cherrington Motata 3b2b3 122 Taitokerau MB 218 122 TTK 218 Te Ture Whenua Māori Act 1993, sections 37(3), 86, 71, 73, 18(1)(a), and 19(1)(a) Permanent Injunction Variation of 18(1)(a) order, Criminal offending on block
28.01.16 Stevens - Estate of John Henry Carroll Chief Judge's MB 1 2016 CJ 1 Te Ture Whenua Māori Act 1993, section 45 Chief judge application, interpretation of will, clause void
29.01.16 Le Lievre v Muriwhenua Incorporation - Muriwhenua Incorporation 123 Taitokerau MB 240 123 TTK 240 Te Ture Whenua Māori Act 1993, sections 18(1)(a), (b), (c) and (d), 19(1)(a) and (b), 20(d), 22A and 24A License to occupy, Residential lease
29.01.16 Wihone - Panguru A16 & others 123 Taitokerau MB 199 123 TTK 199 Te Ture Whenua Māori Act 1993, section 315 Use and maintenance
29.01.16 Herewini - Torere Pa 16 Chief Judges MB 34 2016 CJ 34 Te Ture Whenua Māori Act 1993, section 45 Partition
02.02.16 Taueki v Horowhenua 11 Part Reservation Trust Horowhenua 11 347 Aotea MB 269 347 AOT 269 Te Ture Whenua Māori Act 1993, sections 19, 37, 236 , and 237 Trustee term, Expiry of term, Injunction, Trustee duties
09.02.16 The Maori Trustee pt sec 1 blk 1 Punakitere sd 124 Taitokerau MB 231 124 TTK 231 Te Ture Whenua Māori Act 1993, section 131 Status of land
17.02.16 Rata - Pakanae 2W1B 125 Taitokerau MB 17 125 TTK 17 Te Ture Whenua Māori Act 1993, section 18(1)(a) Determination of ownership of dwelling
18.02.16 The Property Group - Awapuni 1F3 56 Tairawhiti MB 56 56 TRW 56 Te Ture Whenua Māori Act 1993, section 134 Change crown land to Maori land by vesting order
24.02.16 Haira v White - Te Rihari Trust 136 Waiariki MB 220 136 WAR 220 Te Ture Whenua Māori Act 1993, sections 237 and 240 Removal of trustee
29.02.16 Cross - Horowhenua 9A6B1 349 Aotea MB 28 349 AOT 28 Te Ture Whenua Māori Act 1993, sections 18(1)(a), 135 Status of land
03.03.16 Hallet - Opawa Rangitoto 2D and 2G Chief Judge's MB 88 2016 CJ 88 Te Ture Whenua Māori Act 1993, section 45 Chief Judge's powers, Partition
08.03.16 Wilson - The Heke and Miriama Hirini Whānau Trust 56 Tairawhiti MB 239 56 TRW 239 Te Ture Whenua Māori Act 1993, section 241 Partial termination of whānau trust
09.03.16 Cassidy v Patene - Te Rangirunga Wi Patene 349 Aotea MB 51 349 AOT 51 Te Ture Whenua Māori Act 1993, section 18(1)(a) Determine interests
15.03.16 Walker - Kourateuwhi 2E1A1 57 Tairawhiti MB 157 57 TRW 157 Te Ture Whenua Māori Act 1993, section 296(4); Māori Affairs Act 1953, section 440 Order for dwelling sight
15.03.16 Baker - Totaranui A3A 57 Tairawhiti MB 98 57 TRW 98 Te Ture Whenua Māori Act, sections 25, 86 Cancellation of consolidation order and ammendment of status order
15.03.16 Owen v Hauiti - Kiwinui A 57 Tairawhiti MB 70 57 TRW 70 Te Ture Whenua Māori Act 1993, section 18(1)(a) Determine interests
16.03.16 Love v Samuel and Sharon Gemmell Whanau Trust - Anatohia Section 90C Block XVIII Gore SD Chief Judge's MB 122 2016 CJ 122 Te Ture Whenua Māori Act 1993, section 45 Uneconomic interests, Chief Judge's powers
17.03.16 Pihama - Akuaku A12 57 Tairawhiti MB 200 57 TRW 200 Te Ture Whenua Māori Act 1993, section 289 Partition
31.03.16 Gunson - Waikawa Village Section 10C3 35 Te Waipounamu MB 248 35 TWP 248 Te Ture Whenua Māori Act 1993, section 164 Vesting order
01.04.16 Beniston v Subritzky -  Estate of Huhana Subritzky Chief Judge's MB 178 2016 CJ 178 Te Ture Whenua Māori Act 1993, section 45 Chief Judge's powers
05.04.16 Karepa v Te Riini - The Kikorangi and Kareti Karepa Whānau Trust 138 Waiariki MB 134 138 WAR 134 Te Ture Whenua Māori Act 1993, sections 238 and 240 Enforcement of obligations of trust
05.04.16 The General Trust Board of the Diocese of Auckland - Taumatawiwi A 127 Taitokerau MB 169 127 TTK 169 Te Ture Whenua Māori Act 1993, section 131 Status of land
06.04.16 Stockman - Lee 117 Waikato Maniapoto MB 298 117 WMN 298 Te Ture Whenua Māori Act 1993, section 79 Costs
06.04.16 Murray - Parengarenga B3 128 Taitokerau MB 54 128 TTK 54 Te Ture Whenua Māori Act 1993, sections 251, 306 Amalgamation, Partition, Share register
07.04.16 Chambers v Keepa -  Te Hinau A Pura Whānau Trust 350 Aotea MB 74 350 AOT 74 Te Ture Whenua Māori Act 1993, sections 240, 241 Partial termination of trust, Removal of trustee
11.04.16 Burgess - Estate of Tangahoe 350 Aotea MB 181 350 AOT 181 Te Ture Whenua Māori Act 1993, section 118(6) Succession to further interests
18.04.16 * Te Whiu v King - Panguru C9, C10 and C11 128 Taitokerau MB 100 128 TTK 100 Te Ture Whenua Māori Act 1993, section 289 Partition
18.04.16 * Seymour  Paenoa - Te Akau Trust - Paenoa Te Akau (Balance) Block 139 Waiariki MB 113 139 WAR 113 Te Ture Whenua Māori Act 1993, section 289 Partition
19.04.16 Skinner v Harawira - Estate of Maryanne Harawira Chief Judge's MB 207 2016 CJ 207 Te Ture Whenua Māori Act 1993, section 45 Chief Judge's powers
20.04.16 Kokiri v Hori - Tahae Kunikuni Pekapeka Roberts and Te Tahi Francis Te Tapua Te Amo Roberts Whanau Trust 36 Te Waipounamu MB 151 36 TWP 151 Te Ture Whenua Māori Act 1993, sections 231, 241 Trusts
21.04.16 * Te Tumu Paeroa - Te Aroha Blk 3 sec 1B and sections 2 and 3 Block III Aroha SD 119 Waikato Maniapoto MB 95 119 WMN 95 Te Ture Whenua Māori Act 1993, section 308 Aggregation
29.04.16 Delamere-Amoamo - Estate of Tairongo Te Wiremu Amoamo 139 Waiariki MB 176 139 WAR 176 Te Ture Whenua Māori Act 1993, sections 113, 118 Succession
29.04.16 Clarke v Gray - Poukawa 9G Trust 48 Takitimu MB 182 48 TKT 182 Te Ture Whenua Māori Act 1993, sections 231, 237, 238 Trusts
05.05.16 Peri v Tiatoa - Rangaunu 2 129 Taitokerau MB 170 129 TTK 170 Te Ture Whenua Māori Act 1993, section 19 Injunction
06.05.16 Te Wani v Peters - Te Puru No 5 119 Waikato Maniapoto MB 275 119 WMN 275 Te Ture Whenua Māori Act 1993, sections 19 and 20 Injunction, Recovery of land
09.05.16 Retemeyer v Loloa - Estate of Tahuaka Waipouri 129 Taitokerau MB 288 129 TTK 288 Te Ture Whenua Māori Act 1993, sections 108, 113, 115, 118, 242 Succession, Whangai
10.05.16 * Thomson - Omahu 4C4 Ahu Whenua Trust 48 Takitumu MB 249 48 TKT 249 Te Ture Whenua Māori Act 1993, section 338 Māori reservation
12.05.16 Firmin v The Committee of Management of Atihau Whanganui Incorporation - Atihau Whanganui Incorporation 352 Aotea MB 233 352 AOT 233 Te Ture Whenua Māori Act 1993, section 18 Declare rights
12.05.16 Walker v Flight - Waipapa 1D 2B 3B 352 Aotea MB 211 352 AOT 211 352 AOT 211 Injunction
12.05.16 Connor - Pataua 4B 130 Taitokerau MB 17 130 TTK 17 Te Ture Whenua Māori Act 1993, section 18(1)(a) Determine ownership
19.05.16 * Tata v Kara - Waiwhakaata 3E4C Lot 2A 121 Waikato Maniapoto MB 2 121 WMN 2 121 WMN 2 Trusts
23.05.16 * Tito - Mangakahia 2B2 No 2A1A Chief Judge's MB 398 2016 CJ 398 Te Ture Whenua Māori Act 1993, section 45 Chief Judge's powers
Chief Judge's powers Napia v Toia - Estate of Te Wiremu Napia Chief Judge's MB 420 2016 CJ 420 Te Ture Whenua Māori Act 1993, section 45 Chief Judge's powers
25.05.16 Richard Maxwell Family Trust v Lianne Maxwell Family Trust - Lot 1 Paeroa East X 141 Waiariki MB 53 141 Waiariki MB 53 141 Waiariki MB 53 141 Waiariki MB 53
30.05.16 MacDonald v Wynyard - Manawakore C1 and Manawakore D MacDonald v Wynyard - Manawakore C1 and Manawakore D 131 TTK 149 Te Ture Whenua Māori Act 1993, section 240 Removal of trustees
31.05.16 * Kauikia-Stevens v Tume - Te Wirihana Tawake Whānau Trust 354 Aotea MB 56 354 AOT 56 Te Ture Whenua Māori Act 1993, section 240 Removal of trustees
31.05.16 * Roberts - Okoroire 457N1 Maori Reservation 141 Waiariki MB 134 141 WAR 134 Te Ture Whenua Māori Act 1993, section 338(7) Maori Reservation, Appointment of trustee
03.06.16 Cooper - Estate of Reihana Kopa 131 Taitokerau MB 285 131 TTK 285 Māori Affairs Amendment Act 1967, section 81A Succession, Whangai
03.06.16 Taueki v Horowhenua District Council - Horowhenua 11 (Lake) block 354 Aotea MB 21 354 AOT 21 Te Ture Whenua Māori Act 1993, sections 18(1)(c) and 67 Standing
09.06.16 * Rameka - Papamoa 2 Sec 2B3C3B1 Chief Judge's MB 457 2016 CJ 457 Te Ture Whenua Māori Act 1993, section 45 Chief Judge's powers
13.06.16 * Ngataki v Kumete - Parish of Karaka Lot 64D 121 Waikato Maniapoto 184 121 WMN 184 Te Ture Whenua Māori Act 1993, sections 24, 315 Easement
14.06.16 Hill v Maori Trustee - Mangatainoka 1BC2B3 50 Takitimu MB 28 50 TKT 28 Te Ture Whenua Māori Act 1993, section 173 Meeting of owners
15.06.16 Potaka-Dewes v Kereama - Whakarewarewa 2B 142 Waiariki MB 281 142 WAR 281 Te Ture Whenua Māori Act 1993, section 43 Rehearing
15.06.16 * Couch  - Rapaki Māori Reservation 875 Part Sec 6A & Sec 6B1B2C 37 Te Waipounamu MB 129 37 TWP 129 Te Ture Whenua Māori Act 1993, sections 135, 136, 338 Maori reservation, Status of land
15.06.16 * Yates v Nathan - Neville David Nathan Whanau Trust Chief Judge's MB 223 2016 CJ 223 Te Ture Whenua Māori Act 1993, section 45 Trusts
17.06.16 * The Maori Trustee v Brightwell - Kaipakopako 2C 354 Aotea MB 226 354 AOT 226 Te Ture Whenua Māori Act 1993, section 231 Review of trust
17.06.16 * Te Awe Awe v Te Awe Awe-Bevan - Pt Rangitikei Manawatu Pt B4 354 Aotea MB 213 354 AOT 213 Te Ture Whenua Māori Act 1993, section 240 Removal of trustee
17.06.16 Russell - Waitoto Māori Reserve 755 Blk 3 Arawata SD 37 Te Waipounamu MB 139 37 TWP 139 Te Ture Whenua Māori Act 1993, section 215 Constitute an ahu whenua trust
29.06.16 * Neal-Taiharuru 4C3C 132 Taitokerau MB 97 132 TTK 97 Te Ture Whenua Māori Act 1993, sections 289, 298, 328 and 18(1)(a) Partition
29.06.16 * Tawhi - Estate of Te Autu Nick Tawhi 143 Waiariki MB 115 143 WAR 115 Te Ture Whenua Māori Act 1993, sections 113, 118 Succession, Life interest
30.06.16 * Bartlett v Clay - Pouto 2E4A 133 Taitokerau MB 264 133 TTK 264 Te Ture Whenua Māori Act 1993, section 19 Injunction
30.06.16 * Reihana-Ngatote - Okahu 1, 3B2B2A, 3B2B2C, 3B2B2D, 4A, 4B, 4D, 4C1, 4C2, 3A3B2A 132 Taitokerau MB 120 132 TTK 120 Te Ture Whenua Māori Act 1993, sections 215, 231 and 238(1) Ahu whenua trust
12.07.16 Karepa v Te Riini - Kikorangi Kareti Karepa Whanau Trust 144 Waiariki MB 3 144 WAR 3 Te Ture Whenua Māori Act 1993, section 79 Costs
14.07.16 * Shaw v Ngati Huarere Ki Whangapoua - Ngati Pu representation 124 Waikato Maniapoto MB 3 124 WMN 3 Te Ture Whenua Māori Act, section 30 Determine representatives
19.07.16 * The Chief Executive of Land Information New Zealand v Taare - Awapuni 1F3 60 Tairawhiti MB 90 60 TRW 90 Te Ture Whenua Māori Act 1993, section 134 Status of land
19.07.16 * Cross - Horowhenua 9A6B1 355 Aotea MB 199 355 AOT 199 Te Ture Whenua Māori Act, sections 18(1)(a) and 135 Status of land
20.07.16 * Te Maari - Estate of Eileen Te Ataakua Kingi 356 Aotea MB 86 356 AOT 86 Te Ture Whenua Māori Act 1993, sections 113 and 118 Succession
22.07.16 * Hikaka v Ngawhare - Komene 4A2 356 Aotea MB 76 356 AOT 76 Te Ture Whenua Māori Act 1993, sections 239, 244 Vary trust order
27.07.16 * Hingston v Hiroti Chief Judge's MB 672 2016 CJ 672 Te Ture Whenua Māori Act, section 45 Chief Judge's powers
29.07.16 * Simpkin - Petane Marae 51 Taitokerau MB 70 51 TTK 70 Te Ture Whenua Māori Act, section 19(1)(a) Injunction
29.07.16 Graham - Parish of Komakorau Lot 240 B2 124 Waikato Maniapoto MB 188 124 WMN 188 Te Ture Whenua Māori Act 1993, section 338 Maori reservation
01.08.16 * Yeoward - Ngapuna A25 144 Waiariki MB 287 144 WAR 287 Te Ture Whenua Māori Act 1993, section 135 Status of land
02.08.16 * Allen v Karena - Te Koau A 51 Takitimu MB 91 51 TKT 91 Te Ture Whenua Māori Act 1993, sections 37, 237 and 239 Status of land
03.08.16 * Te Wani v Peters - Te Puru No 5 124 Waikato Maniapoto MB 272 124 WMN 272 Te Ture Whenua Māori Act 1993, section 19(1)(a) Costs
10.08.16 * Ngāti Taimanawaiti Māori Incorporation - Lot 2 DP 29547 (9 Old North Road, Orewa) 135 Taitokerau MB 20 135 TTK 20 Te Ture Whenua Māori Act 1993; Māori Land Court Rules 2011, rule 4, 10 and section 19 Injunction
22.08.16 Bayne - Great Barrier Island Chief Judge's MB 764 2016 CJ 764 Te Ture Whenua Māori Act 1993, section 45
31.08.16 * Flutey - Papatupu  2A No.2 358 Aotea MB 38 358 AOT 38 Te Ture Whenua Māori Act, section 18(1)(a), 37, 67, 237, and 242 Succession
31.08.16 * Hunia v Skerrett-White - Kawerau A8D 146 Waiariki MB 281 146 WAR 281 Te Ture Whenua Māori Act, sections 19, 37, 237, 238 and 240 Trusts
31.08.16 Farquhar - Palmerston North Māori Reserve Trust 358 Aotea MB 19 358 AOT 19 Te Ture Whenua Māori Act, sections 135 and 244 Status of land
06.09.16 Leckie - Mataurie 2K 137 Taitokerau MB 23 137 TTK 23 Te Ture Whenua Māori Act 1993, section 328 Costs
07.09.16 * Katu v Peni - Tiroa E and Te Hape B Trusts 126 Waikato Maniapoto MB 215 126 WMN 215 Te Ture Whenua Māori Act 1993, section 79 Costs
08.09.16 * Johnston v Anderson - Herapeka Hinewehi Ahu Whenua 147 Waiariki MB 37 147 WAR 37 Te Ture Whenua Māori Act 1993, section 79 Costs
09.09.16 * Hakiwai - Owhaoko C1, C2, C4, C5, and C7 52 Takitimu MB 130 52 TKT 130 Te Ture Whenua Māori Act 1993, sections 67 and 239
19.09.16 Heard v Albert - Rotohokahoka F6 Trust 147 Waiariki MB 212 147 WAR 212 Te Ture Whenua Māori Act 1993, sections 67 and 22A Judicial Conference and Grant specific performance of lease(s)
20.09.16 * Tau v Tahere - Rangihamama X3A 137 Taitokerau MB 68 137 TTK 68 Te Ture Whenua Māori Act 1993, sections 18(1)(a), 19 and 20(d) Determination, Injunction and Recovery of lease
26.09.16 * Kingi - Tangonui Falkland Kingi Whanau Trust 358 Aotea MB 87 358 AOT 87 Te Ture Whenua Māori Act 1993, sections 244, 151 Confirmation of Alienation
27.09.16 * Kingi - Tangonui Falkland Kingi Whanau Trust 358 Aotea MB 126 358 AOT 126 Te Ture Whenua Māori Act 1993, sections 151, 244 Confirmation of alienation and variation of trust
28.09.16 * Morris - Pani Te Wairemana Morris Succession Chief Judge's MB 792 2016 CJ 792 Te Ture Whenua Māori Act 1993, section 45 Application to the Chief Judge
28.09.16 * Kepa v Kautai - Estate of James Keepa 52 Takitimu MB 256 52 TKT 256 Te Ture Whenua Māori Act 1993, sections 113, 118 Succession
10.10.16 * Watene raua ko Ema Kawiti Whānau Trust v Kawiti - Motatau 2 Section 65A 139 Taitokerau MB 136 139 TTK 136 Te Ture Whenua Māori Act 1993, sections 19 and 240 Injunction and Remove Trustee(s)
13.10.16 * Nolan - Estate of Wiremu Eruera Pohe 139 Taitokerau MB 170 139 TTK 170 Te Ture Whenua Māori 1993, sections 113, 117 Succession
18.10.16 * The Māori Trustee v Smith - Waipaoa 5A2 62 Tairawhiti MB 122 62 TRW 122 Te Ture Whenua Māori 1993, sections 19(1)(a) and 20 Injunction and Recovery of land
18.10.16 * Tukerangi - Wiremu Papa Hemana 139 Taitokerau MB 270 139 TTK 270 Te Ture Whenua Māori Act 1993, sections 113, 118, 214 Succession and Whanau Trust
20.10.16 * Deputy Registrar - Estate of Hohepa Ripia 2016 Chief Judge's MB 869 2016 CJ 869 Te Ture Whenua Māori Act 1993, sectio 45 Application to the Chief Judge
20.10.16 * Sadaraka - Estate of Wiremu Te Hira Jack Kino 2016 Chief Judge's MB 880 2016 CJ 880 Te Ture Whenua Māori Act 1993, section 45 Application to the Chief Judge
25.10.16 * Matchitt - Frank Hata Estate Chief Judge's MB 860 2016 CJ 860 Te Ture Whenua Māori Act 1993, section 45 Application to the Chief Judge
31.10.16 * Sherard v Devereux and others - Otakanini Maori Reservation (Haranui Marae) 140 Taitokerau MB 60 140 TTK 60 Te Ture Whenua Māori Act 1993, section 19 Injunction
01.11.16 * Pomare v Pomare - Utakura No 8 140 Taitokerau MB 39 140 TTK 39 Te Ture Whenua Māori Act 1993, section 18(1)(a) Determination of ownership of house
08.11.16 * Paikea - Otara 5D1 140 Taitokerau MB 78 140 TTK 78 Te Ture Whenua Māori Act 1993, section 135 Status Change
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