February 2018 Māori Law Review

2018 Māori Land Court judgments – index

This table lists the 2018 judgments of the Māori Land Court and contains links to reports about the decisions.

For other years: 2010201120122013, 20142015, 201620172019. For the 2018 Māori Appellate Court judgments index

2018 Māori Land Court judgments

Judgment dateCitationMinute BookMLISLegislationSubject
2018
09.02.18Management Committee of Mangatawa Papamoa Blocks Incorporation - Lot 1 DPS 65413 and Part Mangatawa Papamoa SO 452445156 Waikato Maniapoto MB 77156 WMN 77Te Ture Whenua Māori Act 1993, sections 133, 135, 137, 289 and 315Partition.
12.02.18Eruera - Kōkōhinau Block179 Waiariki MB 249179 WAR 249Te Ture Whenua Māori Act 1993, section 322Roadway.
21.02.18White v Franks - Te Komiti 1A1 Ahu Whenua Trust167 Taitokerau MB 292167 TTK 292Te Ture Whenua Māori Act 1993, sections 238 and 240Trusts.
21.02.18Charteris v Rowe - Estate of David Charteris181 Waiariki MB 108181 WAR 108Te Ture Whenua Māori Act 1993, sections 113 and 117Succession.
21.02.18Edwards - Whakatohea181 Waiariki MB 121181 WAR 121Te Ture Whenua Māori Act 1993, section 30I
23.02.18Tuson - Mangamuka West 3B2A168 Taitokerau MB 17168 TTK 17Te Ture Whenua Māori Act 1993, section 326BAccess.
26.02.18Western Bay of Plenty District Council - Rangiuru 1A 7B 8B1 Residue181 Waiariki MB 157181 WAR 157Te Ture Whenua Māori Act 1993, section 131Status of land.
28.02.18Broadman - Waimarama 3A 4B Sec 566 Tākitimu MB 20766 TKT 207Te Ture Whenua Māori Act 1993, sections 231, 238, 239 and 240Trusts.
12.03.18Edwards - Whakatōhea183 Waiariki MB 169-194183 WAR 169Te Ture Whenua Māori Act 1993, section 30Application to review an order.
13.03.18Mane-Waihou A8C1B1169 Taitokerau MB 108169 TTK 108Te Ture Whenua Māori Act 1993, sections 214, 289 and 328
13.03.18Broad v Massey - Otarihau 2B1C169 Taitokerau MB 138169 TTK 138Te Ture Whenua Māori Act 1993, sections 18(1)(a), (i) and 43; Māori Affairs Settlement Act 1967, section 81ADetermine interests, partition, occupation.
26.02.18Wati - Estate of Thomas Winitana Nuku Solomon66 Tākitimu MB 17666 TKT 176Te Ture Whenua Māori Act 1993, sections 113 and 118Succession.
05.04.18Russell v Burns - Ōnuku 886 2B2 Ahu Whenua Trust39 Te Waipounamu MB 3439 TWP 34Te Ture Whenua Māori Act 1993, section 231Review of trust.
12.04.18Manahi v The Māori Trustee - Kapenga A5184 Waiariki MB 168184 WAR 168-180Te Ture Whenua Māori Act 1993, section 237; Trustee Act 1956, section 68Trusts, restrain sale, recall judgment
17.04.18Tuwhangai v Boon - Kawhia U 2B Block160 Waikato Maniapoto MB 113160 WMN 113Te Ture Whenua Māori Act 1993, sections 18(1)(a)Jurisdiction, Survivorship and equitable claim.
19.04.18Evans - Waitara West 52C383 Aotea MB 43383 AOT 43Te Ture Whenua Māori Act 1993, section 215Appointment of trustee.
19.04.18Djangozov v Johnston - Estate of Audrey Trimble185 Waiariki MB 238158 WAR 238Te Ture Whenua Māori Act 1993, sections 67 and 242Administration of estate. Direction sought. Payment of funds held.
20.04.18Takarangi v Owens - Hautu 2B1B2A No 3383 Aotea MB 50383 AOT 50Te Ture Whenua Māori Act 1993, section 242Payment of funds held.
20.04.18Kingsnorth v Crawford - Motuaruhe 5D Block185 Waiariki MB 106185 WAR 106-112Te Ture Whenua Māori Act 1993, sections 18(1)(a) and 19
23.04.18Rangi v Larkins - Estate of Hakaraia Muru WaataChief Judge's MB 252018 CJ 25Te Ture Whenua Māori Act 1993, section 45
27.04.18Anderson v Anderson - Estate of Barlow Nathaniel Hahona Anderson & Estate of Ora Hannah Anderson185 Waiariki MB 287185 WAR 287-303Te Ture Whenua Māori Act 1993, sections 117, 214 and 237Administration of the estate, Jurisdiction re testamentary estates, Discovery.
01.05.18Mane - Waihou A8C1B1171 Taitokerau MB 291171 TTK 291Te Ture Whenua Māori Act 1993, sections 18(1)(a), 18(1)(i), 19(1)(a), 118, 289 and 328Determine interests, partition, occupation.
02.05.18Pook v Gage - Mangaroa Block and others186 Waiariki MB 32-38186 WAR 32Te Ture Whenua Māori Act 1993, sections 67 and 269(4)Māori Incorporations. Term of appointment.
02.05.18Nyman v Appleton - Estate of Felix AppletonChief Judge's MB 312018 CJ 31Te Ture Whenua Māori Act 1993, section 45Powers of the Chief Judge; succession order amended.
04.05.18Edwards v Tatere - Mangatainoka No 1BC No 2C1, Tamaki 2A1C Part (Lot DP7840) and Tamaki 2A2A (Balance) also known as Ngawapurua and Rua Roa Trusts186 Waiariki MB 44-60186 WAR 44Te Ture Whenua Māori Act 1993, section 79Costs.
18.05.18Pace - Margaret Rose KarakaChief Judge's MB 862018 CJ 86Te Ture Whenua Māori Act 1993, section 45Chief Judge's powers - succession.
18.05.18Tiopira - Bella TiopiraChief Judge's MB 962018 CJ 96Te Ture Whenua Māori Act 1993, section 45Chief Judge's powers.
24.05.18Nicholas - Poike 8E162 Waikato Maniapoto 90162 WMN 90Te Ture Whenua Māori Act 1993, sections 18, 215, 231, 239, 241 and 244Trusts - investigatory trust; replacement ahu whenua trust.
28.05.18Taurua - Estate of Piatarihi TauruaChief Judge's MB 1082018 CJ 108Te Ture Whenua Māori Act 1993, section 45Chief Judge's powers - succession - adoption.
29.05.18Harawira - Te Tii A Māori Reservation (Waitangi Marae)173 Taitokerau MB 245173 TTK 245Māori Reservation Regulations 1994, Regulation 21Inquiry.
31.05.18Mikaere v Mikaere - Manaia No 6162 Waikoato Maniapoto MB 168162 WMN 168Te Ture Whenua Māori Act 1993, section 43Rehearing.
31.05.18Hina - Ihupuku G (Ihupuku Pa) Māori Reservation381 Aotea MB 1381 AOT 1Māori Reservation Regulations 1994, Regulations 21Inquiry into Māori Reservation.
31.05.18Maruera v  Te Rūnanga o Ngāti  Maru (Taranaki) Trust385 Aotea MB 7385 AOT 7Te Ture Whenua Māori Act 1993, section 237Recusal, Vary trust order.
31.05.18Baker v Samuels-Thomas - Matauri X174 Taitokerau MB 51174 TTK 51Te Ture Whenua Māori Act 1993, section 19Permanent injunction, trespass
06.06.18McGuckin - Whitianga Papa Tupu Ora Whenua Trust385 Aotea MB 20385 AOT 20Te Ture Whenua Māori Act 1993, sections 239 and 244Appointment, variation.
11.06.18Hancock - Horowhenua A5F2B and A5F2C385 Aotea MB 296385 AOT 296Te Ture Whenua Māori Act 1993, section 289Partition.
12.06.18Matchitt v Butler - Matangareka 3B189 Waiariki MB 74189 WAR 74Te Ture Whenua Māori Act 1993, sections 19 and 231Trust.
13.06.18Rika v Williams - Torere Section 33189 Waiariki MB 139189 WAR 139Te Ture Whenua Māori Act 1993, sections 239 and 244Trusts - appointment of trustee.
13.06.18Monschau - Tahorakuri No. 1 Section 33 2A189 Waiariki MB 117189 WAR 117Te Ture Whenua Māori Act 1993, section 81Trusts, removal of trustee refused
15.06.18Henare - Hokio A and Part Hokio AChief Judge's MB 1642018 CJ 164Te Ture Whenua Māori Act 1993, section 45Chief Judge's Powers. Partition corrected.
21.06.18Committee of Management of Mangatawa Papamoa Blocks Incorporation - Lot 1 DPS 65413164 Waikato Maniapoto MB 69164 WMN 69Te Ture Whenua Māori Act 1993, section 43Rehearing; partition set aside, change in position.
22.06.18Dawson v Young - Maungaturoto D1B174 Taitokerau MB 89174 TTK 89Te Ture Whenua Māori Act 1993, section 19Injunction.
22.06.18Taueki - Horowhenua 11 (Lake)386 Aotea MB 142386 AOT 142Te Ture Whenua Māori Act 1993, sections 19 and 240Injunction.
27.06.18Hay - Estate of Douglas Allan Huirama Te Kohera Hay50 Te Waipounamu MB 14450 TWP 144Te Ture Whenua Māori Act 1993, section 43, 222Succession, rehearing, consent to vesting and trusteeship
27.06.18Karetai v Sollart - Estate of George Grey Huriwai te Ruatukihiki KaretaiChief Judge's MB 2192018 CJ 219Te Ture Whenua Māori Act 1993, section 45
27.06.18Buchanan - Riwaka-Matiu-Mātana Whanau Trust50 Te Wai Pounamu MB 15250 TWP 152Te Ture Whenua Māori Act 1993, section 231Trusts, review of trust.
28.06.18Carston v Kusabs - Lot 1 DPS 64109 and  Lot 2 DPS 64109191 Waiariki MB 14191 WAR 14Te Ture Whenua Māori Act 1993, section 67Adjournment.
02.07.18Priestly v Tawa - Tuaropaki A191 Waiariki MB 234191 WAR 234Te Ture Whenua Māori Act 1993, section 240Removal of trustee.
06.07.18Winitana - Mokau Reserve77 Tairawhiti MB 18777 TRW 187Te Ture Whenua Māori Act 1993, sections 215, 219, 220, 222 and 338Trusts, Māori Reservation.
16.07.18Rean v Pitman - Takahiwai 7A2B2C175 Taitokerau MB 237175 TTK 237Te Ture Whenua Māori Act 1993, section 328Occupation order.
18.07.18Barns - Lot 39A Sec. 2B No. 2B No. 2A Parish of Matata387 Aotea MB 218387 AOT 218Te Ture Whenua Māori Act 1993, section 98Ownership of dwelling.
18.07.18Witana v Robust - Omapere Taraire E175 Taitokerau MB 251175 TTK 251Te Ture Whenua Māori Act 1993, sections 240, 239 and 67Trustee representation, counsel disqualified.
19.07.18Ratima v Smith - Te Haroto 2B2B70 Takitimu MB 88to TKT 88Te Ture Whenua Māori Act 1993, section 237Trustee liability for breach of trust obligations.
25.07.18Solomon - Manukau Lands Trust51 Te Waipounamu MB 4051 TWP 40Te Ture Whenua Māori Act 1993, section 239Trusts, trustee appointment.
30.07.18Te Kanawa v Earle - Pukehina M Section 1B No 3193 Waiariki MB 151193 WAR 151Te Ture Whenua Māori Act 1993, sections 19(1)(d) and 20Occupation, trusts.
31.07.18Puna - Rotopounamu 1B3A2C70 Tākitimu MB 14370 TKT 143Te Ture Whenua Māori Act 1993, sections 238 and 67Removal of trustees.
07.08.18Ketu - Estate of Te Ringahuia RangitakatuChief Judge's MB 2372018 CJ 237Te Ture Whenua Māori Act 1993, section 45Chief Judge's powers. Succession.
09.08.18Baker v Samuels-Thomas178 Taitokerau MB 131178 TTK 131Te Ture Whenua Māori Act 1993, section 19(1)(a)Costs.
20.08.18Tito v Andrews - Mangakahia 2B2 No 2A1A178 Taitokerau MB 193178 TTK 193Te Ture Whenua Māori Act 1993, section 241Trusts. Termination of trust.
23.08.18Kingi - Maungaroa No 1 Section 27194 Waiariki MB 268194 WAR 268Te Ture Whenua Māori Act 1993, section 231Ahu whenua trust.
24.08.18Potroz - Mohakatino Parininihi 1C West 3A2388 Aotea MB 233388 AOT 233Te Ture Whenua Māori Act 1993, section 160Trusts, confirmation of alienation.
31.08.18Randall v Moeahu - Lot 1 Deposited Plan 442626390 Aotea MB 4390 AOT 4Te Ture Whenua Māori Act 1993, section 240Removal of trustees.
31.08.18Ford - Estate of Amiria Bowden390 Aotea MB 25390 AOT 25Te Ture Whenua Māori Act 1993, section 43Succession.
03.09.18Julian v Inia-McCaull - Estate of Moehuarahi Te RuuriChief Judge's MB 4932018 CJ 493Te Ture Whenua Māori Act 1993, section 45Succession.
05.09.18Hotene - Estate of Paratene Mita HoteneChief Judge's MB 2772018 CJ 277Te Ture Whenua Māori Act 1993, section 45Succession.
09.09.18Smith - Estate of Here Wiremu Ihaka UtutaongaChief Judge's MB 5412018 CJ 541Te Ture Whenua Māori Act 1993, section 45Succession.
05.09.18Malcolm - Waione Y195 Waiariki MB 111195 WAR 111Te Ture Whenua Māori Act 1993, sections 328, 329Occupation orders.
06.09.18Rudd - Horowhenua 11 Part Reservation Trust390 Aotea MB 31390 AOT 31Te Ture Whenua Māori Act 1993, sections 19, 43, 67, 237 and 238Removal of trustees.
07.09.18Puru - TakouChief Judge's MB 5632018 CJ 563Te Ture Whenua Māori Act 1993, section 45Succession.
17.09.18Buchanan -Riwaka-Matiu-Mātana Whānau Trust51 Te Waipounamu MB 26951 TWP 269Te Ture Whenua Māori Act 1993, section 231Ahu whenua trust.
28.09.18Taniora v Crown - Pukemakoiti 2390 Aotea MB 268390 AOT 268Te Ture Whenua Māori Act 1993, section 238Breach of trust, variation of trust order.
11.10.18Pou v May - Estate of Tame HoromonaChief Judge's MB 6342018 CJ 634Te Ture Whenua Māori Act 1993, section 45Succession.
11.10.18Pou - The Petuere me Hemo Wharemate Whānau TrustChief Judge's MB 6262018 CJ 626Te Ture Whenua Māori Act 1993, section 45Succession.
17.10.18Murray v Parker - Paihia 3B9B ResidueChief Judge's MB 7072018 CJ 707Te Ture Whenua Māori Act 1993, section 45Status of land.
19.10.18Tata v Katipa - Waiwhakaata 3E4C Lot 2A170 Waikato Maniapoto MB 123170 WMN 123Te Ture Whenua Māori Act 1993, sections 237, 238 and 239Breach of trust; Māori Reservation; recipient liability.
24.10.18Kingsnorth v Crawford - Motuaruhe 5D199 Waiariki MB 203199 WAR 203Te Ture Whenua Māori Act 1993, sections 19 and 18(1)(a)Determination of ownership of house.
24.10.18Short v Stowers - Tumu Kaituna 14199 Waiariki MB 188199 WAR 188Te Ture Whenua Māori Act 1993, sections 135 and 244Application for change of status and variation of terms of trust.
25.10.18Rudd v The former trustees - Horowhenua 11 Part Reservation Trust and Horowhenua 11 (Lake)392 Aotea MB 179392 AOT 179Te Ture Whenua Māori Act 1993, sections 19, 43, 67, 237 and 238Election of trustees, obligations of trust.
26.10.18The Registrar - Te Ahitainga No1 Sec 10 C72 Tākitimu MB 25572 TKT 255Te Ture Whenua Māori Act 1993, sections 215, 219, 220, 241 and 244Application to terminate trust.
30.10.18Pou - Maungakawakawa 6B, 6B1, 6B2, 6B3 and 6B4Chief Judge's MB 7252018 CJ 725Te Ture Whenua Māori Act 1993, section 45Administrative error in drafting partition orders.
07.11.18Matiu - Toetoe 6Chief Judge's MB 7392018 CJ 739Te Ture Whenua Māori Act 1993, section 45Partition, Māori reservation.
14.11.18Moses-Heeney - Estate of Eric Moses201 Waiariki MB 122201 WAR 122Te Ture Whenua Māori Act 1993, section 115Succession.
28.11.18Laing v Taniwha - Te Touwai B2B2A182 Taitokerau MB 136182 TTK 136Te Ture Whenua Māori Act 1993, section 19
29.11.18Pickering - Waima D8Chief Judge's MB 8202018 CJ 820Te Ture Whenua Māori Act 1993, section 45Vesting order.
30.11.18Moore - Waitara East Section 81 BChief Judge's MB 8422018 CJ 842Māori Land Court Rules 2011, Rule 4.10(3)Filing of application.
30.11.18Bartlett - Kakiraawa 2B 2F 373 Tākitimu MB 173 TKT 1Te Ture Whenua Māori Act 1993, sections 237, 239 and 338
05.12.18Insley v Insley - Awapuni Haparapara No 2B No 1B Section 2202 Waiariki MB 187202 WAR 187Te Ture Whenua Māori Act 1993, section 328Occupation order; ahu whenua trust.
07.12.18Broughton - Horowhenua 11B 36 2L 4A393 Aotea MB 197393 AOT 197Māori Reservation Regulations 1994, Regulation 7
11.12.18Faulkner v Hoete - Motiti North C No 1173 Waikato Maniapoto MB 2173 WMN 2Te Ture Whenua Māori Act 1993, section 85; Māori Land Court Rues 2011Application for cancellation of permanent injunction.
12.12.18Ngāti Pāoa Iwi Trust v Ngāti Pāoa Iwi Trust Board173 Waikato Maniapoto MB 51173 WMN 51Te Ture Whenua Māori Act 1993, sections 30I and 30(1)(b)Representation in relation to the Resource Management Act 1991 and the Local Government Act 2002.
12.12.18Hohepa v Cassidy - Waima C30A and Waima Topu B182 Taitokerau MB 166182 TTK 166Te Ture Whenua Māori Act 1993, sections 18(1)(d), 37(3) and 24
14.12.18Tuwhangai v Boon - Kawhia U 2B173 Waikato Maniapoto MB 99173 WMN 99Te Ture Whenua Māori Act 1993, sections 18(1)(a) and 18(1)(a)(i)
17.12.18Sneddon - Estate of Thomas Henry DickChief Judge's MB 8582018 CJ 858Te Ture Whenua Māori Act 1993, section 45Succession.
18.12.18Hutcheson v Clarkson - Mangamaire B273 Tākitimu MB 8873 TKT 88Te Ture Whenua Māori Act 1993, sections 67 and 240
19.12.18Miller v Simon - Ruatanga 1E1C1 (Te Muunu Haimona Trust)394 Aotea MB 10394 AOT 10Te Ture Whenua Māori Act 1993, section 239
19.12.18Cooper v Hurunui - Estate of Derek Heemi Hurunui394 Aotea MB 14394 AOT 14Te Ture Whenua Māori Act 1993, section 118Succession.
20.12.18Scott v Hori - Estate of WharepouriChief Judge's MB 8712018 CJ 871Te Ture Whenua Māori Act 1993, section 45
20.12.18Luke v Nganeko - Ngātituhekerangi 23A and 22B394 Aotea MB 141394 AOT 141Te Ture Whenua Māori Act 1993, sections 37, 43 and 151
21.12.18Taku - Torere 64 Inc204 Waiariki MB 115204 WAR 115Te Ture Whenua Māori Act 1993, section 280
21.12.18Tarawa - Estate of Tau Pere PokaihauChief Judge's MB 8902018 CJ 890Te Ture Whenua Māori Act 1993, section 45
24.12.18Otimi v Fa'uhiva - Hauhungaroa 1A3 (Poukura Pā)394 Aotea MB 182394 AOT 182The Māori Reservation Regulations 1994Tikanga, Marae charter, trustee conduct

 

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