January 2017 Kohi-tātea – Contents

Court of Appeal – Te Kōti Pīra

Judicial Review - Waitangi Tribunal must recommend return of land or clearance - Attorney-General v Haronga [2016] NZCA 626 -  Eru Kapa-Kingi

Māori Appellate Court – Te Kōti Pīra Māori

2016 Māori Appellate Court Judgments - index

Status of land - breach of natural justice - rehearing - White v Potroz - Mohakatino Parininihi No 1c West 3A2 [2016] Māori Appellate Court 143 (2016 APPEAL 143) - Toni Love

Procedure - amendment of order to reflect what court decided - proper route - Tatere v Te Aute Trust Board - Mangatainoka No 1BC No 2C, Tamaki 2A2A (Balance) [2016] Māori Appellate Court MB 329 (2016 APPEAL 329) - Toni Love

Māori Land Court - Te Kōti Whenua Māori

2016 Māori Land Court Judgments - index

Status of land - change of status to General land allowed - no preferred class of alienees - Farquhar - Palmerston North Māori Reserve Trust (2016) 358 Aotea MB 19 (358 AOT 19) - James Greenland

Status of land - land remains Māori freehold land - Cross - Horowhenua 9A6B1 (2016) 349 Aotea MB 28 (349 AOT 28) - Indiana Shewen

Legislation - Ngā Whakaturetanga

Te Ture Whenua Māori Bill – Te Pire mō Te Ture Whenua Māori - Select Committee report on Bill - Craig Linkhorn


Chief Judge’s powers – order to determine ownership – succession order amended – Pacey

Deputy Registrar v Pacey - Te Murera Ruka

Māori Land Court (2016) 2016 Chief Judge’s MB 963 (2016 CJ 963)

13 January 2017

Application seeking cancellation of a succession order. Order amended to determine ownership and vest land interests to those entitled.

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Chief Judge’s powers – succession order amended – land interests vested in those entitled – Smith

Deputy Registrar - Estate of Joseph Smith I

Māori Land Court (2017) 2017 Chief Judge's MB 1 (2017 CJ 1)

24 January 2017

Successful application to amend a succession order and vest land interests in seven children of the deceased.

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Interest in land – proceeds from use of land recovered – Flutey

Flutey - Papatupu 2A No 2

Māori Land Court (2017) 363 Aotea MB 258 (363 AOT 258)

18 January 2017

Following an interim judgement dated 31 August 2016, where the applicant was awarded 26.5% of net proceeds from the use of her land, the Court awarded a final amount of 4.27% against the respondents. Further submissions filed by respondent failed to prove that the applicant was not entitled to the proceeds claimed.

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Trusts – partial termination – name change – reduction in trustees – Bishop

Bishop - James Carroll and Arahia Ngatai-Rangiwhetu Whānau Trust

Māori Land Court (2017) 56 Tākitimu MB 94 (56 TKT 94)

18 January 2017

Partial termination of a trust granted with shares divided equally between five whāngai children. Associated change of name and reduction in number of trustees.

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Trusts – variation – obsolete clauses removed – Oneroa

Oneroa v Ko Te Tarewa Whānau Trust - Waitangi A1A2 Trust

Māori Land Court (2017) 64 Tairawhiti MB 102 (64 TRW 102)

17 January 2017

Application to vary trust order approved to remove obsolete clauses.

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