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 date Citation Minute Book MLIS Legislation Subject
2017
13.01.17 Deputy Registrar v Pacey - Te Murera Ruka Chief Judge's MB 963 2016 CJ 963 Te Ture Whenua Māori Act 1993, section 45 Application to the Chief Judge
17.01.17 Oneroa v Ko Te Tarewa Whānau Trust - Waitangi A1A2 Trust 64 Tairawhiti MB 102 64 TRW 102 Te Ture Whenua Māori Act 1993, sections 231, 244 Review of trust and variation of trust
18.01.17 Flutey - Papatupu 2A No 2 363 Aotea MB 258 363 AOT 258 Te Ture Whenua Māori Act 1993, section 18(1)(a) Determination of entitlement to proceeds from land
18.01.17 Bishop - James Carroll and Arahia Ngatai-Rangiwhetu Whānau Trust 56 Takitimu MB 94 56 TKT 94 Te Ture Whenua Māori Act 1993, section 241 Partial termination of whānau trust
24.01.17 Deputy Registrar - Estate of Joseph Smith I Chief Judge's MB 1 2017 CJ 1 Te Ture Whenua Māori Act 1993, section 45 Application to the Chief Judge
02.02.17 Kiriona - Estate of Hiromina Ratima Pakai Chief Judge's MB 35 2017 CJ 35 Te Ture Whenua Māori Act 1993, section 45 Application to the Chief Judge
03.02.17 * Puketapu - Lot 200 DP 15345 Lower Hutt 366 Aotea MB 10 366 AOT 10 Te Ture Whenua Māori Act 1993, section 67
08.02.17 McLeod v Nga Uri a Maata Ngapo - Charitable Trust Harataunga West 2B2A1 Block Chief Judge's MB 46 2017 CJ 46 Te Ture Whenua Māori Act 1993, section 45 Application to the Chief Judge
08.02.17 Whitfield - Omahu 4C section 6 56 Takitimu MB 233 56 TKT 233 Te Ture Whenua Māori Act 1993, section 151 Confirmation of alienation of land by way of sale
10.02.17 Bennett - Estate of Ronald Clifford Bennett 156 Waiariki MB 250 156 WAR 250 Te Ture Whenua Māori Act 1993, sections 18(1)(a), 116 and 118 Determination of ownership of house, determination of a life interest in income from the estate
10.02.16 Doney - Lot 2 DP 29547 145 Taitokerau MB 4 145 TTK 4 Te Ture Whenua Māori Act 1993, section 19 Injunction
13.02.17 Smith v Smith - Waipaoa 5A2 and other lands 64 Tairawhiti MB 270 64 TRW 270 Te Ture Whenua Māori Act 1993, sections 18(1)(a), 37, 67, 236 and 237 Judicial conference and directions
15.02.17 Brightwell - Okauia B3B1 Block 135 Waikato Maniapoto MB 121 135 WMN 121 Te Ture Whenua Māori Act 1993, section 220 Application to vest an occupation order in the trustees of a whānau trust
15.02.17 Deputy Registrar v Severne - Okahukura 8M2C2C2B 365 Aotea MB 174 365 AOT 174 Te Ture Whenua Māori Act 1993, sections 239 and 244 Trustee appointment - debtor to trust ineligible
16.02.17 Sade - Miriama Mahanga Whānau Trust 146 Taitokerau MB 75 146 TTK 75 Te Ture Whenua Māori Act 1993, sections 239, 241 and 244 Partial termination of a whānau trust, reduction of trustees and variation of trust
16.02.17 Harland v Prentice - Mana Ahuriri Incorporated Society 57 Takitimu MB 1 57 Takitimu 1 Te Ture Whenua Māori Act 1993, section 30(1)(b) Determination as to appropriate representation of a hāpu
17.02.17 Tito v Tito - Mangakahia 2B2 No 2A1A Ahu Whenua Trust 146 Taitokerau MB 135 146 TTK 135 Te Ture Whenua Māori Act 1993, section 19(1)(b) Injunction
20.02.17 Rudolph v Rudolph - Rotokakahi A3C1B 146 Taitokerau MB 143 146 TTK 143 Te Ture Whenua Māori Act 1993, sections 19 and 43 Cancellation of interim injunction, dismissal of application for rehearing
22.02.17 Monschau v Bamber - Tahorakuri A No1 Section 33A2 Block 157 Waiariki MB 173 157 WAR 173 Te Ture Whenua Māori Act 1993, section 18(1)(a) Determination of funds owing to parties from the proceeds of rentals
01.03.17 McBride - Aorangi 14B1 366 Aotea MB 104 366 AOT 104 Te Ture Whenua Māori Act 1993, section 135 Status of land - change application dismissed
02.03.17 Deer - Estate of Rihi Hoone Pekama Chief Judge's MB 133 2017 CJ 133 Te Ture Whenua Māori Act 1993, section 45 Chief Judge application
09.03.17 The Māori Trustee v Smith - Waipaoa 5A2 65 Tairawhiti MB 215 65 TRW 215 Te Ture Whenua Māori Act 1993, sections 19(1)(a) and 20 Stay of earlier order pending appeal declined
09.03.17 Trustees in the Section 3 Block XIII Tautuku Trust v Cairns - Part Section 3 Block XIII Tautuku Survey District 42 Te Waipounamu MB 284 42 TWP 284 Te Ture Whenua Māori Act 1993, section 79 Costs in relation to application for recovery of Māori Freehold Land
10.03.17 McCallum v The Māori Trustee - Estate of Ngapiki Waaka Hakaraia Chief Judge's MB 144 2017 CJ 144 Te Ture Whenua Māori Act 1993, section 45 Chief Judge application
13.03.17 Cranstone - Kauangaroa No 2 366 Aotea MB 250 366 AOT 250 Te Ture Whenua Māori Act 1993, sections 134 and 338(2)
14.03.17 Hoete v Faulkner - Motiti North C No 1 Block 136 Waikato Maniapoto MB 278 136 WMN 278 Te Ture Whenua Māori Act 1993, section 19(1)(a)
15.03.17 Flutey v The Executors of the Estate of Jim Huirua Sullivan - Papatupu 2A No 2 366 Aotea MB 263 366 AOT 263 Te Ture Whenua Māori Act 1993, sections 18(1)(a) and 79 Costs - 70% awarded; unnecessary delays.
17.03.17 Perigo - Ruapehu 2 Block 366 Aotea MB 274 366 AOT 274 Māori Land Court Rules 2011, rule 4.10(3)
20.03.17 Diamondaras v Rice - Rangiuru Part No 2A Roadway 159 Waiariki MB 94 159 WAR 94 Te Ture Whenua Māori Act 1993, sections 18(1)(a), 43 and 322-324 Rehearing, cancellation of a roadway, revesting roadway in owners
20.03.17 Skipper v Skipper - Awanui Haparapara 9 Block 159 Waiariki MB 3 159 WAR 3 Te Ture Whenua Māori Act 1993, section 18(1)(a) Determination of ownership of house and transfer of licence to occupy
23.04.17 Pine - Estate of Waina Nicholson 58 Takitimu MB 123 58 TKT 123 Te Ture Whenua Māori Act 1993, sections 113 and 118 Succession - Court has no jurisdiction to determine validity of will
29.03.17 Panapa - Ngawhare rāua ko Merepapuha Raukura Maika Te Rangipuawhe Whānau Trust 159 Waiariki MB 277 159 WAR 277 Te Ture Whenua Māori Act 1993, sections 241 and 220
30.03.17 Paerau v Trustees of Te Komiti 1B2B2 Ahu Whenua Trust 147 Taitokerau MB 241 147 TTK 241 Te Ture Whenua Māori Act 1993, sections 19, 43 and 238 Costs - 60% of actual costs; litigation expenses
30.03.17 Deputy Registrar - Succession to Ngarangi Kapapa Wiari Selwyn Turoa  Chief Judge's MB 172 2017 CJ 172 Te Ture Whenua Māori Act 1993, section 45
30.03.17 Antonovich - Te Moananui David Moses in Matakana 1B2H2 [2017] Chief Judge's MB 195 2017 CJ 195 Te Ture Whenua Māori Act 1993, section 45 Jurisdiction
04.04.17 Rangihuna - Marangairoa A44A 66 Tairawhiti MB 151 66 TRW 151 Te Ture Whenua Māori Act 1993, sections 113, 118 and 18(1)(a) Succession, determine interests
04.04.17 Huriwai - Hinetiraha A2C Ahu Whenua Trust 66 Tairawhiti MB 157 66 TRW 157 Te Ture Whenua Māori Act 1993, sections 231, 244 Vary Trust order
11.04.17 Skudder - Tahorakuri A No 1 Sec 8B and Lot 1 Deposited Plan South Auckland 63822 160 Waiariki MB 242 160 WAR 242 Te Ture Whenua Māori Act 1993, section 135
11.04.17 Deputy Registrar - Moteo Estate Trust 58 Takitimu MB 137 58 TKT 137 Te Ture Whenua Māori Act 1993, sections 231, 237, 239, 240 and 244; Trustee Act 1956, section 73 Review of trust
24.04.17 Rudd - Horowhenua 11 Part Reservation Trust 368 Aotea MB 201 368 AOT 201 Te Ture Whenua Māori Act 1993, section 238 Enforce obligations of trust
26.04.17 Mahanga v Sade - Horahora 1A1 148 Taitokerau MB 237 148 TTK 237 Te Ture Whenua Māori Act 1993, sections 19 and 319 Discovery
02.05.17 Solomon v Johnson - Te Mata E3 Block 139 Waikato Maniapoto MB 240 139 WMN 240 Te Ture Whenua Māori Act 1993, section 289
03.05.17 Hoete v Faulkner Motiti North C No 1 Block 140 Waikato Maniapoto MB 1 140 WMN 1 Te Ture Whenua Māori Act 1993, section 19(1)(a) Stay of proceedings
05.05.17 Lee v Mangapapa B2 Incorporation - Mangapapa B2 140 Waikato Maniapoto MB 83 140 WMN 83 Te Ture Whenua Māori Act 1993, section 18
08.05.17 Carroll - Himatangi 7 Block 369 Aotea MB 107 369 AOT 107 Te Ture Whenua Māori Act 1993, section 231
10.05.17 Buchanan v Guardian Trustees Kareponia All Saints Anglican Church Trust - Kareponia 1A5D1 149 Taitokerau MB 252 149 TTK 252 Te Ture Whenua Māori Act 1993, section 19 Injunction
11.05.17 Royal v Waerea - The Mere Royal Whanau Trust 162 Waiariki MB 117 162 WAR 117 Te Ture Whenua Māori Act 1993, sections 231, 18(1)(d) and 240 Tort, removal of trustee, review of trust
15.05.17 Bloor - Runanga 2E Block 162Waiariki MB 203 162 WAR 203 Te Ture Whenua Māori Act 1993, sections 231, 239, 244 Vary Trust order
15.05.17 Niao - Lot 39A Sec 2B No 2B No 2A Parish of Matatā 163 Waiariki MB 22 163 WAR 22 Te Ture Whenua Māori Act 1993, section 19(1)(b) Injunction
16.05.17 Butler v Matchitt - Matangareka 3B Ahu Whenua Trust 163 Waiariki MB 10 163 WAR 10 Te Ture Whenua Māori Act 1993, section 59 Leave to appeal preliminary decision
23.05.17 Dudley - Matoa, Whara and Te Karaka Ahu Whenua Trust 150 Taitokerau MB 151 150 TTK 151 Te Ture Whenua Māori Act 1993, sections 19, 231 and 238 Appointment of trustees
30.05.17 Amoroa - Omuriwaka Māori Reservation 163 Waiariki MB 93 163 WAR 93 Te Ture Whenua Māori Act 1993, section 238
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