January 2018 Kohi-tātea – Contents

Court of Appeal – Te Kōti Pīra

Judicial review - appeal dismissed - use of conservation land - decision gave effect to Treaty principles - Ngāi Tai ki Tāmaki Tribal Trust v Minister of Conservation [2017] NZCA 613 - James Watson

High Court – Te Kōti Matua

Trespass - appeal - defence of honest belief unavailable - Crockenberg v New Zealand Police [2017] NZHC 2704 - Toni Love

Land valuation - appeal - decision quashed - Ngāti Whakaue Education Endowment Trust Board v Rotorua District Lakes Council [2017] NZHC 60 - Toni Love

Māori Appellate Court – Te Kōti Pīra Māori

2017 Māori Appellate Court Judgments - index

Māori Land Court - Te Kōti Whenua Māori

Injunctions - attempt to halt Treaty settlement refused - Maruera v Te Rūnanga o Ngāti Maru (Taranaki) Trust (2017) 378 Aotea MB 118 (378 AOT 118) - Toni Love

Alienation - no lease created - no vacant possession - Timoti v Te Are – Torere 33 (2017) 171 Waiariki MB 83 (171 WAR 83) - Anna Dawson

Trusts - appointment of trustees - Pacey v Barns - Matata Parish 39A 2B 2B 2A (2017) 178 Waiariki MB 32 (178 WAR 32) - Toni Love

2017 Māori Land Court Judgments - index


Judicial review – appeal dismissed – use of conservation land – decision gave effect to Treaty principles – Ngāi Tai Ki Tamaki Tribal Trust

Ngāi Tai ki Tāmaki Tribal Trust v Minister of Conservation

Court of Appeal [2017] NZCA 613

19 December 2017

This case was an unsuccessful appeal from a High Court decision refusing to set aside a decision on behalf of the Minister of Conservation to grant concessions to operate ferry and touring services on Rangitoto and Motutapu islands.

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Land valuation – appeal – decision quashed – Ngāti Whakaue Education Endowment Trust Board

Ngāti Whakaue Education Endowment Trust Board v Rotorua District Lakes Council

High Court [2017] NZHC 60

2 February 2017

Appeal allowed from a Land Valuation Tribunal decision refusing to apply a discount to the valuation of an area of Trust Board land.

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Alienation – no lease created – no vacant possession – Timoti

Timoti v Te Are – Torere 33

Māori Land Court (2017) 171 Waiariki MB 83 (171 WAR 83)

13 October 2017

Determination that no effective lease was created so an enforcement application was dismissed.

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Injunctions – attempt to halt Treaty settlement refused – Maruera

Maruera v Te Rūnanga o Ngāti Maru (Taranaki) Trust

Māori Land Court (2017) 378 Aotea MB 118 (378 AOT 118)

20 December 2017

Application for an injunction dismissed.

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Trusts – appointment of trustees – Pacey

Pacey v Barns - Matata Parish 39A 2B 2B 2A

(2017) 178 Waiariki MB 32 (178 WAR 32)

21 December 2017

Determination that proposed trustees should be appointed after evaluating issues raised about the electoral process followed.

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