June 2017 Pipiri – Contents

Court of Appeal – Te Kōti Pīra

Roadway - appeal - interests of justice did not warrant cancellation - The Trustees of the Tauwhao Te Ngare Trust v Shaw [2016] NZCA 405 - Toni Love

Māori Appellate Court – Te Kōti Pīra Māori

Injunction - appeal allowed - permanent injunction would be oppressive - Flight v Fletcher - Waipapa 1D 2B 3B [2017] Māori Appellate Court MB 96 (2016 APPEAL 96) - Toni Love

Māori Land Court – Te Kōti Whenua Māori

Injunctions - urgent interim injunction granted - church - Buchanan v Guardian Trustees Kareponia All Saints Anglican Church Trust - Kareponia 1A5D1 (2017) 149 Taitokerau MB 252 (149 TTK 252) - Isabella Wilson

Appeals - leave to appeal preliminary decision refused - Butler v Matchitt- Matangareka 3B Ahu Whenua Trust (2017) 163 Waiāriki MB 10 (163 WAR 10) - Isabella Wilson

Trusts - variation of trust order dismissed - insufficient notice - Bloor - Runanga 2E Block (2017) 162 Waiariki MB 203 (162 WAR 203) - Isabella Wilson

Māori reservations - burial ground - recommendation - appointment of trustees - Minister of Māori Development - Otaramuturangi (Burial Ground) (2017) 163 Waiariki MB 246 (163 WAR 246) - Isabella Wilson

Māori Incorporations - committee member expenses - award of expenses and interest - Lee v Mangapapa B2 Incorporation (2017) 140 Waikato Maniapoto MB 83 (140 APWM 83) - Isabella Wilson

Waitangi Tribunal - Te Rōpū Whakamana i Te Tiriti o Waitangi

Tū Mai te Rangi! - the Crown and disproportionate Māori reoffending rates (Wai 2540, 2017)

Waitangi Tribunal procedure – urgent inquiries - Ngāti Mihiroa Taonga - Kahu Haimona

Waitangi Tribunal procedure – urgent inquiries - Omarukaikuru Shelly Bay - Martha Reilly

Waitangi Tribunal procedure – urgent inquiries - the Electoral (Disqualification of Sentenced Prisoners) Amendment Act claim - Nicholas Coyle

Waitangi Tribunal procedure – urgent inquiries - Turakina Māori Girls College - Kahu Haimona

Waitangi Tribunal procedure – urgent inquiries - the Marine and Coastal Area (Takutai Moana) Act (Te Kapotai) claim - Martha Reilly

Waitangi Tribunal procedure – urgent inquiries - the Taurewa Forest Deed of Settlement Claim - Martha Reilly


Roadway – appeal – interests of justice did not warrant cancellation – Tauwhao Te Ngare Trust

The Trustees of the Tauwhao Te Ngare Trust v Shaw

Court of Appeal [2016] NZCA 405

24 August 2016

Appeal dismissed from a Māori Appellate Court decision upholding a roadway order.

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Appeal – leave refused – premature – Ngāti Wahiao 

Ngāti Wahiao v Ngāti Hurungaterangi,  Ngāti Taeotu Me Ngāti Te Kahu O Ngāti Whakaue

Supreme Court [2015] NZSC 67

15 May 2015

Application refused for leave to appeal against a 2014 decision of the Court of Appeal. The 2014 decision granted leave to appeal a High Court decision. That High Court decision dismissed an application to appeal to the High Court on certain questions of law arising out of an interim decision of an arbitration panel.

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Māori reservations – burial ground – recommendation – appointment of trustees – Minister of Māori Development

Minister of Māori Development - Otaramuturangi (Burial Ground) 

Māori Land Court (2017) 163 Waiariki MB 246 (163 WAR 246)

8 June 2017

Recommendation for Otaramuturangi Burial Ground to be set apart as a Māori reservation accepted. Nominated trustees appointed. 

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Māori Incorporations – committee member expenses – award of expenses and interest – Lee

Lee v Mangapapa B2 Incorporation

Māori Land Court (2017) 140 Waikato Maniapoto MB 83 (140 APWM 83)

5 May 2017

Application claiming historic Committee of Management meeting and travel fees and interest for the period 1983 to 1989 granted along with interest. Limitation issues did not arise.

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Appeals – leave to appeal preliminary decision refused – Butler

Butler v Matchitt- Matangareka 3B Ahu Whenua Trust 

Māori Land Court (2017) 163 Waiāriki MB 10 (163 WAR 10)

16 May 2017

Application declined for leave to appeal a preliminary decision

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Injunctions – urgent interim injunction granted – church – Buchanan

Buchanan v Guardian Trustees Kareponia All Saints Anglican Church Trust - Kareponia 1A5D1

Māori Land Court (2017) 149 Taitokerau MB 252 (149 TTK 252)

10 May 2017

Urgent interim injunction granted against the respondents to prevent them from entering the reservation to conduct church services and spending funds until the issues are determined.

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Trusts – variation of trust order dismissed – insufficient notice – Bloor

Bloor - Runanga 2E Block

Māori Land Court (2017) 162 Waiariki MB 203 (162 WAR 203)

15 May 2017

Application seeking variation of trust dismissed.

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Injunction – appeal allowed – permanent injunction would be oppressive – Flight

Flight v Fletcher - Waipapa 1D 2B 3B

[2017] Māori Appellate Court MB 96 (2016 APPEAL 96)

12 May 2017

An appeal against a permanent injunction was allowed. The injunction requiring removal of a permanent dwelling from trust property was oppressive.

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