April 2017 Māori Law Review

2017 Māori Land Court Judgments – index

This table lists the 2017 judgments of the Māori Land Court and contains links to reports about the decisions.

2017 Māori Land Court judgments

Judgment dateCitationMinute BookMLISLegislationSubject
2017
13.01.17Deputy Registrar v Pacey - Te Murera RukaChief Judge's MB 9632016 CJ 963Te Ture Whenua Māori Act 1993, section 45Application to the Chief Judge
17.01.17Oneroa v Ko Te Tarewa Whānau Trust - Waitangi A1A2 Trust64 Tairawhiti MB 10264 TRW 102Te Ture Whenua Māori Act 1993, sections 231, 244Review of trust and variation of trust
18.01.17Flutey - Papatupu 2A No 2363 Aotea MB 258363 AOT 258Te Ture Whenua Māori Act 1993, section 18(1)(a)Determination of entitlement to proceeds from land
18.01.17Bishop - James Carroll and Arahia Ngatai-Rangiwhetu Whānau Trust56 Takitimu MB 9456 TKT 94Te Ture Whenua Māori Act 1993, section 241Partial termination of whānau trust
24.01.17Deputy Registrar - Estate of Joseph Smith IChief Judge's MB 12017 CJ 1Te Ture Whenua Māori Act 1993, section 45Application to the Chief Judge
02.02.17Kiriona - Estate of Hiromina Ratima PakaiChief Judge's MB 352017 CJ 35Te Ture Whenua Māori Act 1993, section 45Application to the Chief Judge
03.02.17 *Puketapu - Lot 200 DP 15345 Lower Hutt366 Aotea MB 10366 AOT 10Te Ture Whenua Māori Act 1993, section 67
08.02.17McLeod v Nga Uri a Maata Ngapo - Charitable Trust Harataunga West 2B2A1 BlockChief Judge's MB 462017 CJ 46Te Ture Whenua Māori Act 1993, section 45Application to the Chief Judge
08.02.17Whitfield - Omahu 4C section 656 Takitimu MB 23356 TKT 233Te Ture Whenua Māori Act 1993, section 151Confirmation of alienation of land by way of sale
10.02.17Bennett - Estate of Ronald Clifford Bennett156 Waiariki MB 250156 WAR 250Te Ture Whenua Māori Act 1993, sections 18(1)(a), 116 and 118Determination of ownership of house, determination of a life interest in income from the estate
10.02.16Doney - Lot 2 DP 29547145 Taitokerau MB 4145 TTK 4Te Ture Whenua Māori Act 1993, section 19Injunction
13.02.17Smith v Smith - Waipaoa 5A2 and other lands64 Tairawhiti MB 27064 TRW 270Te Ture Whenua Māori Act 1993, sections 18(1)(a), 37, 67, 236 and 237Judicial conference and directions
15.02.17Brightwell - Okauia B3B1 Block135 Waikato Maniapoto MB 121135 WMN 121Te Ture Whenua Māori Act 1993, section 220Application to vest an occupation order in the trustees of a whānau trust
15.02.17Deputy Registrar v Severne - Okahukura 8M2C2C2B365 Aotea MB 174365 AOT 174Te Ture Whenua Māori Act 1993, sections 239 and 244Trustee appointment - debtor to trust ineligible
16.02.17Sade - Miriama Mahanga Whānau Trust146 Taitokerau MB 75146 TTK 75Te Ture Whenua Māori Act 1993, sections 239, 241 and 244Partial termination of a whānau trust, reduction of trustees and variation of trust
16.02.17Harland v Prentice - Mana Ahuriri Incorporated Society57 Takitimu MB 157 Takitimu 1Te Ture Whenua Māori Act 1993, section 30(1)(b)Determination as to appropriate representation of a hāpu
17.02.17Tito v Tito - Mangakahia 2B2 No 2A1A Ahu Whenua Trust146 Taitokerau MB 135146 TTK 135Te Ture Whenua Māori Act 1993, section 19(1)(b)Injunction
20.02.17Rudolph v Rudolph - Rotokakahi A3C1B146 Taitokerau MB 143146 TTK 143Te Ture Whenua Māori Act 1993, sections 19 and 43Cancellation of interim injunction, dismissal of application for rehearing
22.02.17Monschau v Bamber - Tahorakuri A No1 Section 33A2 Block157 Waiariki MB 173157 WAR 173Te Ture Whenua Māori Act 1993, section 18(1)(a)Determination of funds owing to parties from the proceeds of rentals
01.03.17McBride - Aorangi 14B1366 Aotea MB 104366 AOT 104Te Ture Whenua Māori Act 1993, section 135Status of land - change application dismissed
02.03.17Deer - Estate of Rihi Hoone PekamaChief Judge's MB 1332017 CJ 133Te Ture Whenua Māori Act 1993, section 45Chief Judge application
09.03.17The Māori Trustee v Smith - Waipaoa 5A265 Tairawhiti MB 21565 TRW 215Te Ture Whenua Māori Act 1993, sections 19(1)(a) and 20Stay of earlier order pending appeal declined
09.03.17Trustees in the Section 3 Block XIII Tautuku Trust v Cairns - Part Section 3 Block XIII Tautuku Survey District42 Te Waipounamu MB 28442 TWP 284Te Ture Whenua Māori Act 1993, section 79Costs in relation to application for recovery of Māori Freehold Land
10.03.17McCallum v The Māori Trustee - Estate of Ngapiki Waaka HakaraiaChief Judge's MB 1442017 CJ 144Te Ture Whenua Māori Act 1993, section 45Chief Judge application
13.03.17Cranstone - Kauangaroa No 2366 Aotea MB 250366 AOT 250Te Ture Whenua Māori Act 1993, sections 134 and 338(2)
14.03.17Hoete v Faulkner - Motiti North C No 1 Block136 Waikato Maniapoto MB 278136 WMN 278Te Ture Whenua Māori Act 1993, section 19(1)(a)
15.03.17Flutey v The Executors of the Estate of Jim Huirua Sullivan - Papatupu 2A No 2366 Aotea MB 263366 AOT 263Te Ture Whenua Māori Act 1993, sections 18(1)(a) and 79Costs - 70% awarded; unnecessary delays.
17.03.17Perigo - Ruapehu 2 Block366 Aotea MB 274366 AOT 274Māori Land Court Rules 2011, rule 4.10(3)
20.03.17Diamondaras v Rice - Rangiuru Part No 2A Roadway159 Waiariki MB 94159 WAR 94Te Ture Whenua Māori Act 1993, sections 18(1)(a), 43 and 322-324Rehearing, cancellation of a roadway, revesting roadway in owners
20.03.17Skipper v Skipper - Awanui Haparapara 9 Block159 Waiariki MB 3159 WAR 3Te Ture Whenua Māori Act 1993, section 18(1)(a)Determination of ownership of house and transfer of license to occupy
23.04.17Pine - Estate of Waina Nicholson58 Takitimu MB 12358 TKT 123Te Ture Whenua Māori Act 1993, sections 113 and 118Succession - Court has no jurisdiction to determine validity of will
29.03.17Panapa - Ngawhare rāua ko Merepapuha Raukura Maika Te Rangipuawhe Whānau Trust159 Waiariki MB 277159 WAR 277Te Ture Whenua Māori Act 1993, sections 241 and 220
30.03.17Paerau v Trustees of Te Komiti 1B2B2 Ahu Whenua Trust147 Taitokerau MB 241147 TTK 241Te Ture Whenua Māori Act 1993, sections 19, 43 and 238Costs - 60% of actual costs; litigation expenses
30.03.17Deputy Registrar - Succession to Ngarangi Kapapa Wiari Selwyn Turoa Chief Judge's MB 1722017 CJ 172Te Ture Whenua Māori Act 1993, section 45
30.03.17Antonovich - Te Moananui David Moses in Matakana 1B2H2[2017] Chief Judge's MB 1952017 CJ 195Te Ture Whenua Māori Act 1993, section 45Jurisdiction
04.04.17Rangihuna - Marangairoa A44A66 Tairawhiti MB 15166 TRW 151Te Ture Whenua Māori Act 1993, sections 113, 118 and 18(1)(a)Succession, determine interests
04.04.17Huriwai - Hinetiraha A2C Ahu Whenua Trust66 Tairawhiti MB 15766 TRW 157Te Ture Whenua Māori Act 1993, sections 231, 244Vary Trust order
11.04.17Skudder - Tahorakuri A No 1 Sec 8B and Lot 1 Deposited Plan South Auckland 63822160 Waiariki MB 242160 WAR 242Te Ture Whenua Māori Act 1993, section 135 Status of land
11.04.17Deputy Registrar - Moteo Estate Trust58 Takitimu MB 13758 TKT 137Te Ture Whenua Māori Act 1993, sections 231, 237, 239, 240 and 244; Trustee Act 1956, section 73Review of trust
24.04.17Rudd - Horowhenua 11 Part Reservation Trust368 Aotea MB 201368 AOT 201Te Ture Whenua Māori Act 1993, section 238Enforce obligations of trust
26.04.17Mahanga v Sade - Horahora 1A1148 Taitokerau MB 237148 TTK 237Te Ture Whenua Māori Act 1993, sections 19 and 319Discovery
02.05.17Solomon v Johnson - Te Mata E3 Block139 Waikato Maniapoto MB 240139 WMN 240Te Ture Whenua Māori Act 1993, section 289
03.05.17Hoete v Faulkner Motiti North C No 1 Block140 Waikato Maniapoto MB 1140 WMN 1Te Ture Whenua Māori Act 1993, section 19(1)(a)Stay of proceedings
05.05.17Lee v Mangapapa B2 Incorporation - Mangapapa B2140 Waikato Maniapoto MB 83140 WMN 83Te Ture Whenua Māori Act 1993, section 18
08.05.17Carroll - Himatangi 7 Block369 Aotea MB 107369 AOT 107Te Ture Whenua Māori Act 1993, section 231Trusts - review of trust
10.05.17Buchanan v Guardian Trustees Kareponia All Saints Anglican Church Trust - Kareponia 1A5D1149 Taitokerau MB 252149 TTK 252Te Ture Whenua Māori Act 1993, section 19Injunction
11.05.17Royal v Waerea - The Mere Royal Whanau Trust162 Waiariki MB 117162 WAR 117Te Ture Whenua Māori Act 1993, sections 231, 18(1)(d) and 240Tort, removal of trustee, review of trust
15.05.17Bloor - Runanga 2E Block162Waiariki MB 203162 WAR 203Te Ture Whenua Māori Act 1993, sections 231, 239, 244Vary trust order
15.05.17Niao - Lot 39A Sec 2B No 2B No 2A Parish of Matatā163 Waiariki MB 22163 WAR 22Te Ture Whenua Māori Act 1993, section 19(1)(b)Injunction
16.05.17Butler v Matchitt - Matangareka 3B Ahu Whenua Trust163 Waiariki MB 10163 WAR 10Te Ture Whenua Māori Act 1993, section 59Leave to appeal preliminary decision
23.05.17Dudley - Matoa, Whara and Te Karaka Ahu Whenua Trust150 Taitokerau MB 151150 TTK 151Te Ture Whenua Māori Act 1993, sections 19, 231 and 238Appointment of trustees
30.05.17Amoroa - Omuriwaka Māori Reservation163 Waiariki MB 93163 WAR 93Te Ture Whenua Māori Act 1993, section 238Trusts - trustee duties
07.06.17Biddle v Karaitiana - Waipahihi 4H Block163 Waiariki MB 149163 WAR 149Te Ture Whenua Māori Act 1993, section 18(1)(d) Jurisdiction
08.06.17Hauiti v Tamati - Puhunga A7D168 Tairawhiti MB 10068 TRW 100Te Ture Whenua Māori Act 1993, section 19(1)(a)Injunction
08.06.17Minister of Māori Development - Otaramuturangi or Otara o Mutu Rangi (Burial Ground)163 Waiariki MB 246163 War 246Te Ture Whenua Māori Act 1993, section 339Māori Reservation
09.06.17Aupouri - Waitekaha A468 Tairawhiti MB 9468 TRW 94Te Ture Whenua Māori Act 1993, sections 215,219 and 220Trusts
09.06.17Reihana - Estate of Ngapipi Rewiti PanapaChief Judge's MB 2382017 CJ 238Te Ture Whenua Māori Act 1993, section 45Chief Judge's powers
12.06.17Nee Harland v Prentice - Mana Ahuriri Incorporated Society59 Takitimu MB 22759 TKT 227Te Ture Whenua Māori Act 1993, section 43Rehearing
13.06.17Snell v Reti-Steel - Hemaima Reti Ataria Whanau Trust68 Tairawhiti MB 15868 TRW 158Te Ture Whenua Māori Act 1993, sections 241, 214 and 220Trust
13.06.17Paenga - Wharekahika A1868 Tairawhiti Mb 15068 TRW 150Te Ture Whenua Māori Act 1993, section 164Vesting
13.06.17Bristol v Ngāti Rangi Trust - Rangiwaea-TāpiriChief Judge's MB 2692017 CJ 269Te Ture Whenua Māori Act 1993, section 45Chief Judge's powers
13.06.17Penny v Kemp - Estate of Bill Kingi or Wiremu Parata KingiChief Judges MB 2572017 CJ 257Te Ture Whenua Māori Act 1993, section 45Chief Judge's powers
22.06.17Dewes - Waipiro MT Sec 5 Blk X69 Tairawhiti MB 169 TRW 1Te Ture Whenua Māori Act 1993, sections 328 and 289Partition, occupation
23.06.17Morrell v Wairoa-Waikaremoana Māori Trust Board - Lake WaikaremoanaChief Judge's MB 3422017 CJ 342Te Ture Whenua Māori Act 1993, section 45Chief Judge's powers
28.06.17Edwards v Winiata - Matera Ahu Whenua Trust165 Waiariki MB 88165 WAR 88Te Ture Whenua Māori Act 1993, section 231Withdrawal of application
29.06.17Povey v Sherard - Otakanini Māori Reservation (Haranui Marae)155 Taitokerau MB 4155 TTK 4Te Ture Whenua Māori Act 1993, sections 19, 231, 237, 238, 239 and 240Trust
30.06.17Roberts v McKenzie - Tokaanu Māori Township 2nd Residue Trust371 Aotea MB 133371 AOT 133Te Ture Whenua Māori Act 1993, sections 83, 239 and 240Enforcement of charging order, removal of trustees, special aid
30.06.17Cowan - Estate of Hami Wharepouri Te Awa Waetford371 Aotea MB 157371 AOT 157Te Ture Whenua Māori Act 1993, section 239Succession
30.06.17Trustees of Owhaoko C Trust v Karena - Owhaoko C Trust59 Takitimu MB 28859 TKT 288Te Ture Whenua Māori Act 1993, sections 67, 113 and 220Review of trust, removal of trustees, vest land in trustees
07.07.17Huata v Robin - Rotopounamu 1B1A60 Takitimu MB 760 TKT 7Te Ture Whenua Māori Act 1993, sections 67, 315 and 326(b)Landlocked land
10.07.17Chambers - Akuaku A11B44 Te Waipounamu B 13544 TWP 135Te Ture Whenua Māori Act 1993, section 164Vesting
11.07.17Love v Trustees of the George Love Whānau Trust45 Te Waipounamu MB 14245 TWP 142Te Ture Whenua Māori Act 1993, section 241Whānau trust
12.07.17Elers - Ngapakihi 2A2B372 Aotea MB 75372 AOT 75Te Ture Whenua Māori Act 1993, section 239Appointment of trustee
12.07.17Mariu - Owhaoko B and D Trust372 Aotea MB 86372 AOT 86Te Ture Whenua Māori Act 1993, section 239Appointment of trustee
18.07.17McDonald - Pakiri G155 Taitokerau MB 117155 TTK 117Te Ture Whenua Māori Act 1993, section 238, Māori Reservation Regulations 1994, regulation 21Inquiry into Māori Reservation, Recusal
19.07.17Rudd - Horowhenua 11 Part Reservation Trust372 Aotea MB 171372 AOT 171Te Ture Whenua Māori Act 1993, section 238Trusts
19.07.17Karena v Te Koau A Trust - Te Koau A61 Takitimu MB 2561 TKT 25Te Ture Whenua Māori Act 1993, section 43Rehearing
24.07.17Bartlett - Part Lot 1 Deposited Plan 69661 Takitimu MB 3461 TKT 34Te Ture Whenua Māori Act 1993, sections 67 and 289Finalise order, directions, partition
25.07.17Pullar - Aperahama Sullivan Whānau Trust61 Takitimu MB 4561 TKT 45Te Ture Whenua Māori Act 1993, sections 231 and 244Review of trust
26.07.17Hunuhunu - Estate of Wiremu Witariana Hona166 Waiariki MB 229166 WAR 229Te Ture Whenua Māori Act 1993, section 100(2)(e)Succession
27.07.17Scott - Paremata Mokau A7A1 (Mokau Marae)155 Taitokerau MB 135155 TTK 135Te Ture Whenua Māori Act 1993, section 240Removal of trustee
10.08.17Walters v Miller - Oruanui 10 (Māori Reservation)167 Waiariki MB 176167 WAR 176Te Ture Whenua Māori Act 1993, section 43Rehearing
10.08.17Insley v Huritu - Awanui Haparapara No 4B167 Waiariki MB 194167 WAR 194Te Ture Whenua Māori Act 1993, section 239Replacement of trustee
10.08.17Insley v Insley Awanui Haparapara No 2B1B2167 Waiariki MB 183167 WAR 183Te Ture Whenua Māori Act 1993, section 215Constitute an Ahu Whenua Trust
15.08.17Gemmell v Hemana - Mohaka A461 Takitimu MB 23961 TKT 239Te Ture Whenua Māori Act 1993, section 67Directions, Judicial conference
16.08.17Cutforth v Dudley - Omapere Taraire E and Rangihamama X3A Ahu Whenua Trust157 Taitokerau MB 7157 TTK 7Te Ture Whenua Māori Act 1993, section 239Appointment of trustees
17.08.17Bayne v Ngati Rehua Ngati Wai Ki Aotea Trust Board157 Taitokerau MB 27157 TTK 27Te Ture Whenua Māori Act 1993, section 19Costs
18.08.17Deputy Registrar - Lot 1 DP 17494 Part Section 2345 New Plymouth (old Railway Station)374 Aotea MB 81374 AOT 81Te Ture Whenua Māori Act 1993, sections 37, 67, 69, 98, 231 and 238Trusts
28.08.17Pook v Gage - The Proprietors of Mangaroa and Other Blocks Incorporated168 Waiariki MB 200168 WAR 200Te Ture Whenua Māori Act 1993, sections 67 and 269(4)Māori Incorporation
28.08.17Raumati - Urenui Pā (Lot 2 of Part Subdivision 3 of Section 24 Block IV Waitara Survey District)374 Aotea MB 252374 AOT 252Te Ture Whenua Māori Act 1993, section 338(1)(a)Māori Reservation
29.08.17Tatana - Estate of Ratahi Tatana157 Taitokerau MB 132157 TTK 132Te Ture Whenua Māori Act 1993, section 165Vesting
31.08.17Naera v Fenwick - Whakapoungakau 24169 Waiariki MB 3169 WAR 3Te Ture Whenua Māori Act 1993, section 79Costs
31.08.17Naera v Fenwick - Whakapoungakau 24168 Waiariki MB 257168 WAR 257Te Ture Whenua Māori Act 1993, sections 37, 67 and 86Amendment of Court Order
31.08.17Smith v Smith Waipaoa 5A270 Tairawhiti MB 16170 TRW 161Te Ture Whenua Māori Act 1993, sections 18(1)(a) and 43Rehearing
04.09.17Gilbert - Horahora 1A3B158 Taitokerau MB 69158 TTK 69Te Ture Whenua Māori Act 1993, sections 328 and 238Occupation order
06.09.17Thorpe - Waikawa Village Section 10C3374 Aotea MB 291374 AOT 291Te Ture Whenua Māori Act 1993, section 43Rehearing
08.09.17Brown v TPL 4 Limited - Motatau 1B5B5158 Taitokerau MB 88158 TTK 88Te Ture Whenua Māori Act 1993, sections 18(1)(d) and 67Jurisdiction
11.09.17Eggo v Tupene - Opape No 1A No 1B169 Waiariki MB 45169 WAR 45Te Ture Whenua Māori Act 1993, section 231Review of trust
12.09.17Bell - Mataimoana374 Aotea MB 298374 AOT 298Te Ture Whenua Māori Act 1993, sections 37, 67 and 71Directions, investigation of title
14.09.17Heteraka v Auckland Council - Allotments 170-176 Parish of Manurewa158 Taitokerau MB 248158 TTK 248Te Ture Whenua Māori Act 1993, sections 18(1)(h) and 19(1)(b)Injunction, Māori customary land
21.09.17Kerehi v Griggs - Ngapuketaurua 6C Section 162 Takitimu MB 21062 TKT 210Te Ture Whenua Māori Act 1993, section 298Partition
27.09.17Takarangi - Hautu 2B1B2A No 3375 Aotea MB 42375 AOT 42Te Ture Whenua Māori Act 1993, section 242Payment of funds held
27.09.17Huata - Koparakore B2B 2C62 Takitimu MB 22262 TKT 222Te Ture Whenua Māori Act 1993, sections 239 and 244Trusts
29.09.17Lux v Raukawa - Opape No 3A1E171 Waiariki MB 8171 WAR 8Te Ture Whenua Māori Act 1993, sections 19, 215 and 241Trusts
12.10.17Belton - Karaka B No 2A No 3375 Aotea MB 136375 AOT 136Te Ture Whenua Māori Act 1993, sections 135, 151 and 173Confirmation sale of undivided interests
25.10.17Wikatene - Tauranga Taupo 1B 2B No 2 Trust376 Aotea MB 81376 AOT 81Te Ture Whenua Māori Act 1993, section 238Trusts
 26.10.17Hau v Ruddell - Oue 2B2B2162 Taitokerau MB 50162 TTK 50Te Ture Whenua Māori Act 1993, section 19Injunction
27.10.17Rainey v Martin - Taimaro 2B162 Taitokerau MB 62162 TTK 62Te Ture Whenua Māori Act 1993, section 19Injunction
30.10.17Roberts - Te Touwai B19A1162 Taitokerau MB 103162 TTK 103Te Ture Whenua Māori Act 1993, section 326BLandlocked land
01.11.17Croft v Hing - Motatau 5E14B3B162 Taitokerau MB 155162 TTK 155Te Ture Whenua Māori Act 1993, section 43Rehearing
02.11.17Kawiti v Kawiti Motatau 2 Section 65A162 Taitokerau MB 269162 TTK 269Te Ture Whenua Māori Act 1993, sections 19 and 240Injunction, removal of trustee
07.11.17Rewha v Clarke - Estate of Tamehana Rewha163 Taitokerau MB 164163 TTK 164Te Ture Whenua Māori Act 1993, sections 113, 115 and 118Whāngai
13.11.17Chief Executive of the Ministry for Culture and Heritage - Taonga Tuturu found at Cook's Cove, Tologa Bay71 Tairawhiti MB 26771 TRW 267Te Ture Whenua Māori Act 1993, section 12Taonga Tuturu
17.11.17The Māori Trustee v Smith - Waipaoa 5A272 Tairāwhiti MB 5772 TRW 57Te Ture Whenua Māori Act 1993, section 241Injunction, transfer of shares, removal of trustees
22.11.17Hei - Maraehako C3D174 Waiariki MB 274174 WAR 274Te Ture Whenua Māori Act 1993, section 43Rehearing, appointment of trustees
27.11.17Goldsmith - Lot 72B 3G2 Parish of Matata175 Waiariki MB 99175 WAR 99Te Ture Whenua Māori Act 1993, sections 239 and 234Appointment of trustee
29.11.17Rātima v Sullivan - Tataraakina C Trust64 Tākitimu MB 12164 TKT 121Te Ture Whenua Māori Act 1993, sections 37, 231, 237, 238 and 240Trusts
30.11.17Taipana - Taonui Ahuaturanga 3A2 Part377 Aotea MB 282377 AOT 282Te Ture Whenua Māori Act 1993, section 328Occupation
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