April 2018 Paenga-whāwhā – Contents

High Court – Te Kōti Matua

Injunction - dismissed - beneficial interest - Mitchell v Mitchell [2017] NZHC 1759 - Toni Love

Māori Appellate Court – Te Kōti Pīra Māori

Judicial recusal - apparent bias - prior role as barrister - Rudd v Hurunui - Horowhenua 11 Part Reservation [2018] Māori Appellate Court MB 123 (2018 APPEAL 123) - Toni Love

Procedure - rehearing application out of time - Karena v Te Koau A Ahu Whenua Trust [2018] Māori Appellate Court MB 154 (2018 APPEAL 154) - Toni Love

Procedure - standing - adduce further evidence - appeal dismissed - Charters v Rika - Arataua 4C [2018] Māori Appellate Court MB 142 (2018 APPEAL 142) - Toni Love

Succession - double event - interpretation of survive - Williams - Estate of Blewett Porou Williams [2018] Māori Appellate Court MB 47 (2018 APPEAL 47) - Toni Love

2018 Māori Appellate Court Judgments - index

2017 Māori Appellate Court Judgments - index

Māori Land Court - Te Kōti Whenua Māori

Ownership - equitable interests - constructive trust rejected - Broad v Massey - Otarihau 2B1C (2018) 169 Taitokerau MB 138 (169 TTK 138) - Annelise Samuels

Status of land - land remains Māori freehold land - Western Bay of Plenty District Council - Rangiuru 1A 7B 8B1 Residue (2018) 181 Waiariki MB 157 (181 WAR 157) - Carolyn Southey-Jensen

Succession - determination of entitlement - estoppel - Charteris v Rowe - Estate of David Charteris (2018) 181 Waiariki MB 108 (181 WAR 108) - Carolyn Southey-Jensen

Trusts - trustee removal - enforcement of trust obligations - White v Franks - Te Komiti 1A1 Ahu Whenua Trust (2018) 167 Taiokerau MB 292 (167 TTK 292) - Carolyn Southey-Jensen

Roadway - variation - reversion to earlier order - Eruera - Kōkōhinau Block (2018) 179 Waiariki MB 249 (179 WAR 249) - Carolyn Southey-Jensen

Landlocked land - access - easement granted - Tuson - Mangamuka West 3B2A (2018) 168 Taitokerau MB 17 (168 TTK 17) - Annelise Samuels

2018 Māori Land Court Judgments - index

2017 Māori Land Court Judgments - index

Resource Management - Ngā Whakahaere Rauemi

Māori interests in natural resource management - 2017 in review by Anna Brenstrum, Annie O'Connor and Dave Randal

Sir Edward Taihakurei Durie student essay competition 2017

Durability of the Treaty settlement process: Ngāti Whātua, tikanga, and overlapping claims - Cate Barnett


Procedure – rehearing application out of time – Karena

Karena v Te Koau A Ahu Whenua Trust

Māori Appellate Court [2018] Māori Appellate Court MB 154 (2018 APPEAL 154)

28 March 2018

The Court dismissed an appeal from a decision where the lower Court decided a rehearing application should not be granted. The Appellate Court restated the applicable principles for rehearing applications filed out of time.

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Judicial recusal – apparent bias – prior role as barrister – Rudd

Rudd v Hurunui - Horowhenua 11 Part Reservation

Māori Appellate Court [2018] Māori Appellate Court MB 123 (2018 APPEAL 123)

8 March 2018

Application to appeal decisions of the Māori Land Court about the operation of the Horowhenua 11 Part
Reservation Trust allowed.

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Procedure – standing – adduce further evidence – appeal dismissed – Charters

Charters v Rika - Arataua 4C

Māori Appellate Court [2018] Māori Appellate Court MB 142 (2018 APPEAL 142)

7 March 2018

Application to appeal a decision appointing three trustees to the Arataua 4C Ahu Whenua Trust dismissed.

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Succession – double event – interpretation of survive – Williams

Williams - Estate of Blewett Porou Williams

Māori Appellate Court [2018] Māori Appellate Court MB 47 (2018 APPEAL 47)

23 February 2018

Appeal allowed about a succession order determining a class of beneficiaries. The will maker's intention was to provide for his grandchildren and descendants.

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Ownership – equitable interests – constructive trust rejected – Broad

Broad v Massey - Otarihau 2B1C

Māori Land Court (2018) 169 Taitokerau MB 138 (169 TTK 138)

13 March 2018

A determination that shares in a block were a gift, were not held on trust and should not be subject to a remedial constructive trust.

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Status of land – land remains Māori freehold land – Western Bay of Plenty District Council

Western Bay of Plenty District Council - Rangiuru 1A 7B 8B1 Residue 

Māori Land Court (2018) 181 Waiariki MB 157 (181 WAR 157)

26 February 2018

Determination that the status of land remains Māori freehold land.

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Landlocked land – access – easement granted – Tuson

Tuson - Mangamuka West 3B2A 

Māori Land Court (2018) 168 Taitokerau MB 17 (168 TTK 17)

23 February 2018

In this preliminary decision the Court granted access to Mangamuka West 3B2A on the basis that the land was landlocked. An easement was granted subject to an approved plan and compensation being settled. The orders were to lie in court for one month and finalised then if no objections received.

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Succession – determination of entitlement – estoppel – Charteris

Charteris v Rowe - Estate of David Charteris 

Māori Land Court (2018) 181 Waiariki MB 108 (181 WAR 108)

21 February 2018

Application to determine beneficial entitlement dismissed. The High Court has already determined those beneficially entitled to succeed.

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Trusts – trustee removal – enforcement of trust obligations – White

White v Franks - Te Komiti 1A1 Ahu Whenua Trust 

Māori Land Court (2018) 167 Taiokerau MB 292 (167 TTK 292)

21 February 2018

An application to remove trustees was dismissed. An order was made to enforce trust obligations against a trustee.

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Roadway – variation – reversion to earlier order – Eruera

Eruera - Kōkōhinau Block 

Māori Land Court (2018) 179 Waiariki MB 249 (179 WAR 249)

12 February 2018

Variation of a roadway order granted.

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