December 2017 Hakihea – Contents

Court of Appeal – Te Kōti Pīra

Judicial review - decisions concerning proposed legislation non-justiciable - Ngāti Whātua Ōrākei Trust v Attorney-General [2017] NZCA 554 - Toni Love

Arbitration - mana whenua - award set aside - error of law - Ngāti Hurungaterangi v Ngāti Wahiao [2017] NZCA 429 - Baden Vertongen

Judicial review - proceeding struck out - no utility - Te Whakakitenga o Waikato Incorporated v Martin [2016] NZCA 548 - Toni Love

High Court – Te Kōti Matua

Takutai Moana - customary marine title - who holds order - Re Tipene [2017] NZHC 2990 - Toni Love

Māori Appellate Court – Te Kōti Pīra Māori

2017 Māori Appellate Court Judgments - index

Māori Land Court - Te Kōti Whenua Māori

Injunctions - permanent injunction granted - removal of buildings - Rainey v Martin - Taimaro 2B (2017) 162 Taitokerau MB 62 (162 TTK 62) - Toni Love

Injunctions - lack of jurisdiction - Tītī Islands - Te Au v The Descendants of Aperahama Hutoitoi - Taukihepa (Tītī Islands) (2017) 46 Te Waipounamu MB 237 (46 TWP 237) - Toni Love

Alienation - change of status - applications adjourned - Belton - Karaka B No 2A No 3 (2017) 375 Aotea MB 136 (375 AOT 136) - Toni Love

Trusts - ahu whenua trust - Māori reservations to remain - Lux v Raukawa - Opape No 3A1E (2017) 171 Waiariki MB 8 (171 WAR 8) - Toni Love

Trusts - enforcement of trust obligations - dismissed - Wikatene - Tauranga Taupo 1B 2B No 2 Trust (2017) 376 Aotea MB 81 (376 AOT 81) - Toni Love

Trusts - trustee removal - permanent injunction - Kawiti v Kawiti - Motatau 2 Section 65A (2017) 162 Taitokerau MB 269 (162 TTK 269) - Toni Love

Protected objects - traditional ownership - Tolaga Bay - Chief Executive of the Ministry for Culture and Heritage - Taonga Tuturu found at Cook's Cove, Tolaga Bay (2017) 71 Tairawhiti MB 267 (71 TRW 267) - Toni Love

Easements - conditions - compensation - Roberts - Te Touwai B19A1 (2017) 162 Taitokerau MB 103 (162 TTK 103) - Toni Love

2017 Māori Land Court Judgments - index


Arbitration – mana whenua – award set aside – error of law – Ngāti Hurungaterangi

Ngāti Hurungaterangi v Ngāti Wahiao

Court of Appeal [2017] NZCA 429

26 September 2017

An arbitral award of interests in land provided as claims settlement redress was allowed and the award set aside.

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Judicial review – proceeding struck out – no utility – Te Whakakitenga o Waikato

Te Whakakitenga o Waikato Incorporated v Martin

Court of Appeal [2016] NZCA 548

22 November 2016

Appeal to strike out judicial review proceedings seeking to challenge a resolution removing the chairperson dismissed.

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Takutai Moana – customary marine title – who holds order – Re Tipene

Re Tipene

High Court  [2017] NZHC 2990

4 December 2017

Judgment concerning who could hold a customary marine title order.

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Judicial review – decisions concerning proposed legislation non-justiciable – Ngāti Whātua Ōrākei Trust

Ngāti Whātua Ōrākei Trust v Attorney-General

Court of Appeal  [2017] NZCA 554

4 December 2017

Appeal from a High Court decision striking out the appellant's claim for judicial review and declaratory relief in relation to three decisions made by the Minister for Treaty of Waitangi Negotiations. The decisions were about land proposed by the Crown to be applied to Treaty of Waitangi settlement claims. The appeal was dismissed. The decisions were non-justiciable and the decision is keeping in accordance with the principle of non-interference.

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Injunctions – lack of jurisdiction – Tītī Islands – Te Au

Te Au v The Descendants of Aperahama Hutoitoi - Taukihepa (Tītī Islands)

Māori Land Court (2017) 46 Te Waipounamu MB 237 (46 TWP 237)

24 October 2017

Application seeking injunctive relief dismissed for lack of jurisdiction.

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Injunctions – permanent injunction granted – removal of buildings – Rainey

Rainey v Martin - Taimaro 2B

Māori Land Court (2017) 162 Taitokerau MB 62 (162 TTK 62)

27 October 2017

Application granted for a permanent injunction requiring removal of five small buildings and a septic tank from a land block.

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Trusts – ahu whenua trust – Māori reservations to remain – Lux

Lux v Raukawa - Opape No 3A1E

Māori Land Court (2017) 171 Waiariki MB 8 (171 WAR 8)

29 September 2017

Application seeking to constitute an ahu whenua trust granted and reservations to remain.

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Protected objects – traditional ownership – Tolaga Bay

Chief Executive of the Ministry for Culture and Heritage - Taonga Tuturu found at Cook's Cove, Tolaga Bay

Māori Land Court (2017) 71 Tairawhiti MB 267 (71 TRW 267)

13 November 2017

Application seeking to determine traditional ownership of several taonga tūturu found at Cook’s Cove, Tolaga Bay and to whom they should be vested in. Taonga tūturu vested jointly in the entities that represent the relevant hapū and iwi.

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Trusts – enforcement of trust obligations – dismissed – Wikatene

Wikatene - Tauranga Taupo 1B 2B No 2 Trust

Māori Land Court (2017) 376 Aotea MB 81 (376 AOT 81)

25 October 2017

Application seeking to enforce trust obligations dismissed.

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Trusts – trustee removal – permanent injunction – Kawiti

Kawiti v Kawiti - Motatau 2 Section 65A

Māori Land Court (2017) 162 Taitokerau MB 269 (162 TTK 269)

2 November 2017

Applications seeking removal of trustee and a permanent injunction granted.

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Alienation – change of status – applications adjourned – Belton

Belton - Karaka B No 2A No 3

Māori Land Court (2017) 375 Aotea MB 136 (375 AOT 136)

12 October 2017

Applications adjourned seeking Court confirmation of the alienation of shares and seeking a status change from Māori freehold land to General land.

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Easements – conditions – compensation – Roberts

Roberts - Te Touwai B19A1

Māori Land Court (2017) 162 Taitokerau MB 103 (162 TTK 103)

30 October 2017

Determination as to whether the conditions required for an order granting an easement have been executed and determination as to compensation payable.

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