May 2018 Haratua – Contents

Māori Appellate Court – Te Kōti Pīra Māori

Security for costs - Maiava criteria not met - points arguable - W T Nicholls - Security for Costs [2018] Māori Appellate Court MB 165-169 (2018 APPEAL 165) - Toni Love

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

Injunction - trespass by ouster - planning instruments - Faulkner v Hoete - Motiti North C No 1 [2018] Māori Appellate Court MB 17 (2018 APPEAL 17) - Toni Love

2018 Māori Appellate Court Judgments - index

Māori Land Court - Te Kōti Whenua Māori

Chief Judge's powers - succession order - natural child - Hona - Estate of Hiriweteri Toby (2017) Chief Judge's MB 428 (2017 CJ 428) - Toni Love

Status of land - Māori customary land - no jurisdiction - Hetaraka v Auckland Council - Allotments 170-176 Parish of Manurewa (2017) 158 Taitokerau MB 248 (158 TTK 248) - Annelise Samuels

Partition - construction of marae complex - Kerehi v Griggs - Ngapuketaurua 6C Section 1 (2017) 62 Tākitimu MB 210 (62 TKT 210) - Annelise Samuels

Occupation orders - opposition - possible future ahu whenua trust - Gilbert - Horahora 1A3B (2017) 158 Taitokerau MB 69 (158 TTK 69) - Annelise Samuels

Occupation orders - ownership of dwelling - Taka v Watene - Koparakore A32A2B3B (2017) 34 Tākitimu MB 163 (34 TKT 163) - Toni Love

Occupation orders - family trust - no jurisdiction - Taipana - Taonui Ahuaturanga 3A2 Part (2017) 377 Aotea MB 282 (377 AOT 282) - Toni Love

Trusts - ahu whenua trust - no meritorious objections - Insley v Insley - Awanui Haparapara No 2B1B2 (2017) 167 Waiariki MB 183 (167 WAR 183) - Annelise Samuels

Trusts - trustee appointment - insufficient support - Goldsmith - Lot 72B 3G2 Parish of Matata (2017) 175 Waiariki MB 99 (175 WAR 99) - Toni Love

Trusts - trustee appointment - method of voting - Hei - Maraehako C3D (2017) 174 Waiariki MB 274 (174 WAR 274) - Toni Love

Trusts - trustee removal - vesting of shares - injunction - The Māori Trustee v Smith - Waipaoa 5A2 (2017) 72 Tairāwhiti MB 57 (72 TRW 57)

Trusts - termination - distribution of assets - Carlton v Dodd - June Dodd Whānau Trust (2017) 377 Aotea MB 248 (377 AOT 248) - Toni Love

Trusts - partial termination - Katene-Griffith - Katene Whanau Trust (2017) 47 Te Waipounamu MB 4 (47 TWP 4) - Toni Love

Māori Incorporations - term of appointment - Pook v Gage - The Proprietors of Mangaroa and Other Blocks Incorporated (2017) 168 Waiariki MB 200 (168 WAR 200) - Annelise Samuels

2018 Māori Land Court Judgments - index

Waitangi Tribunal - Te Rōpū Whakamana i Te Tiriti o Waitangi

Whakatōhea mandate inquiry report - recognising a mandate to negotiate a settlement - Dr Carwyn Jones

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


Security for costs – Maiava criteria not met – points arguable – Nicholls

W T Nicholls - Security for Costs

Māori Appellate Court [2018] Māori Appellate Court MB 165-169 (2018 APPEAL 165)

19 April 2018

Application for security for costs against the appellant dismissed.

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Trusts – ahu whenua trust – no meritorious objections – Insley

Insley v Insley - Awanui Haparapara No 2B1B2

Māori Land Court (2017) 167 Waiariki MB 183 (167 WAR 183)

10 August 2017

An application to constitute an ahu whenua trust over the land block. The application was granted as the objections raised were not in opposition to the trust itself and the owners would benefit from a formal governance structure.

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Partition – construction of marae complex – Kerehi

Kerehi v Griggs - Ngapuketaurua 6C Section 1

Māori Land Court (2017) 62 Tākitimu MB 210 (62 TKT 210)

21 September 2017

An application was granted to partition land to build a marae complex.

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Occupation orders – opposition – possible future ahu whenua trust – Gilbert

Gilbert - Horahora 1A3B

Māori Land Court (2017) 158 Taitokerau MB 69 (158 TTK 69)

04 September 2017

Applications for occupation orders granted.

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Status of land – Māori customary land – injunction – no jurisdiction – Hetaraka

Hetaraka v Auckland Council - Allotments 170-176 Parish of Manurewa

Māori Land Court (2017) 158 Taitokerau MB 248 (158 TTK 248)

14 September 2017

Applications were dismissed that sought a determination that parcels of land are Māori customary land and associated orders to prevent development of the land.

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Chief Judge’s powers – succession order – natural child – Hona

Hona - Estate of Hiriweteri Toby

Māori Land Court (2017) Chief Judge's MB 428 (2017 CJ 428)

15 November 2017

Application granted seeking to amend a succession order to include a person in the class of those entitled to succeed.

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Whakatōhea mandate inquiry report – recognising a mandate to negotiate a settlement

Whakatōhea Mandate Inquiry Report

Waitangi Tribunal Wai 2662, 2018 (pre-publication version)

17 April 2018

In this report, the Tribunal determined that the Crown breached Treaty principles in entering settlement negotiations with a body representing the iwi Whakatōhea. In particular, the Tribunal found that the Crown's recognition of mandate conferred on that group "was not fair, reasonable, and made in good faith".

Download The Whakatōhea Mandate Inquiry Report (1.4 MB PDF). read more

Trusts – trustee appointment – insufficient support – Goldsmith

Goldsmith - Lot 72B 3G2 Parish of Matata

Māori Land Court (2017) 175 Waiariki MB 99 (175 WAR 99)

27 November 2017

Determination that there was insufficient support to appoint a person as trustee.

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Māori Incorporations – term of appointment – Pook

Pook v Gage - The Proprietors of Mangaroa and Other Blocks Incorporated

Māori Land Court (2017) 168 Waiariki MB 200 (168 WAR 200)

28 August 2017

Application for directions as to whether the term of appointment for committee of management members is three years or five years. Correct term is three years.

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Trusts – trustee appointment – method of voting – Hei

Hei - Maraehako C3D

Māori Land Court (2017) 174 Waiariki MB 274 (174 WAR 274)

22 November 2017

Determination that the three highest polling nominees should be appointed trustees of this ahu whenua trust.

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Trusts – termination – distribution of assets – Carlton

Carlton v Dodd - June Dodd Whānau Trust 

Māori Land Court (2017) 377 Aotea MB 248 (377 AOT 248)

29 November 2017

Termination of a whānau trust and determination as to how the assets of the trust should be distributed.

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Occupation orders – family trust – no jurisdiction – Taipana

Taipana - Taonui Ahuaturanga 3A2 Part

Māori Land Court (2017) 377 Aotea MB 282 (377 AOT 282)

30 November 2017

Interim judgment identifying an application for an occupation order would need amendment as the family trust proposed had no legal interest in the land.

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Trusts – trustee removal – vesting of shares – injunction – Māori Trustee

The Māori Trustee v Smith - Waipaoa 5A2

Māori Land Court (2017) 72 Tairāwhiti MB 57 (72 TRW 57)

17 November 2017

Reasons for removal of trustees, vesting of shares, and the grant of an injunction.

Download The Māori Trustee v Smith - Waipaoa 5A2 (546 KB PDF). read more

Trusts – partial termination – Katene-Griffith

Katene-Griffith - Katene Whanau Trust 

Māori Land Court (2017) 47 Te Waipounamu MB 4 (47 TWP 4)

07 November 2017

Application seeking to partially terminate a whānau trust granted.

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Occupation order – ownership of dwelling – Taka

Taka v Watene - Koparakore A32A2B3B

Māori Land Court (2017) 34 Tākitimu MB 163 (34 TKT 163)

30 November 2017

Applicant held to be the owner of a house and granted an 80 year occupation order over the house site.

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