August 2018 Here-turi-kōkā – Contents

Court of Appeal - Te Kōti Pīra

Extradition - not oppressive - appellant surrendered - whanaungatanga - Tukaki v Commonwealth of Australia [2018] NZCA 324 - Toni Love

High Court – Te Kōti Matua

Judicial review - settlement redress property - overlapping claims - transfer not unreasonable - Ngāti Te Ata v The Minister for Treaty of Waitangi Negotiations [2017] NZHC 2058 - Toni Love

Procedure - appeal dismissed - failure to provide security - MV Rena - Ngai Te Hapu Incorporated v Bay of Plenty Regional Council [2018] NZHC 1710 - Toni Love

Family - language and school attendance - Cavanagh v Cavanagh [2017] NZHC 1546 - Toni Love

Procedure - representation order - refused - Tahi Enterprises Ltd v Taua [2018] NZHC 516 - Toni Love

Procedure - substitution of appellant - dismissed - Ngai Te Hapu Incorporated and Nga Potitki a Tamapahore Trust v Bay of Plenty Regional Council [2018] NZHC 936 - Toni Love

Procedure - security for costs - no waiver - no public interest - Ngai Te Hapu Incorporated and Nga Potitki a Tamapahore Trust v Bay of Plenty Regional Council [2018] NZHC 643 - Toni Love

Procedure - leave to appeal security for costs - dismissed - Ngai Te Hapu Incorporated and Nga Potitki a Tamapahore Trust v Bay of Plenty Regional Council [2018] NZHC 1142 - Toni Love

Costs - Treaty settlement litigation - public interest - normal rules apply - Ngāti Te Ata v The Minister for Treaty of Waitangi Negotiations & Ors [2018] NZHC 915 - Toni Love

Human rights - declaration - refused - mana whenua - insufficient evidence - Kamo v The Minister of Conservation [2018] NZHC 1983 - Craig Linkhorn

Māori Appellate Court – Te Kōti Pīra Māori

Determination of ownership - succession order - sale of land - s 77 - jurisdiction - equitable title - White v Potroz - Mohakatino Parininihi No 1C West 3A2 [2017] Māori Appellate Court MB 450 (2017 APPEAL 450) - Meredith Clement

2018 Māori Appellate Court Judgments - index

Māori Land Court - Te Kōti Whenua Māori

Injunction - trespass - no permission to occupy - Dawson v Young - Maungaturoto D1B Block (2018) 174 Taitokerau MB 89 (174 TTK 89) - Carolyn Southey-Jensen

Jurisdiction - trusts - recovery of land - lack of standing - Te Kanawa v Earle - Pukehina M Section 1B No 3 (2018) 193 Waiariki MB 151 (193 WAR 151) - Craig Linkhorn

Rehearing - partition set aside - change in commercial position - Committee of Management of Mangatawa Papamoa Blocks Incorporation Lot 1 DPS 65413 (2018) 164 Waikato Maniapoto MB 69 (164 WMN 69) - Craig Linkhorn

Chief Judge's powers - erroneous survey plan - order amended - Henare - Hokio A and Part Hokio A [2018] Chief Judge's MB 164 (2018 CJ 164) - Carolyn Southey-Jensen

Alienation - confirmation - changes of trustees - Potroz - Mohakatino Parininihi 1C West 3A2 (2018) 388 Aotea MB 233 (388 AOT 233) - Craig Linkhorn

Maori reservations - inquiry - removal of trustees - Hina - Ihupuku G (Ihupuku Pa) Maori Reservation (2018) 385 Aotea 1 (385 AOT 1) - Annelise Samuels

2018 Māori Land Court Judgments - index

Environment Court - Te Kōti Taiao o Aotearoa

MV Rena - consent to abandon and discharge contaminants - Ngāi Te Hapu Inc v Bay of Plenty Regional Council [2017] NZEnvC 073 - Toni Love

Waitangi Tribunal - Te Rōpū Whakamana i Te Tiriti o Waitangi

Waitangi Tribunal procedure - remedies - urgent inquiry refused - no imminent risk - Ngāti Rangi settlement - Rangataua and Umumore blocks (Wai 836, #2.54) - Meredith Clement

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

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Procedure – appeal dismissed – failure to provide security – MV Rena – Ngai Te Hapu Incorporated

Ngai Te Hapu Incorporated v Bay of Plenty Regional Council 

High Court [2018] NZHC 1710

11 July 2018

Judgment dismissing an appeal from the Environment Court's decision granting resource consent to abandon the MV Rena and permit discharge of contaminants from that vessel. The appeal was dismissed and the hearing vacated as the appellant did not provide security for costs and there was no realistic prospect of success on appeal.

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Procedure – representation order – refused – Tahi Enterprises Ltd

Tahi Enterprises Ltd v Taua

High Court [2018] NZHC 516

26 March 2018

Application seeking an order appointing the third defendants, the trustees of the Te Kawerau Iwi Settlement Trust (the Settlement trustees), to represent the Iwi in the proceeding, dismissed.

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Procedure – substitution of appellant – dismissed – Ngai Te Hapu Incorporated

Ngai Te Hapu Incorporated and Nga Potiki a Tamapahore Trust v Bay of Plenty Regional Council

High Court [2018] NZHC 936

4 May 2018

An application to substitute appellants was dismissed. The proposed replacement appellants were not successors.

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Procedure – leave to appeal security for costs – dismissed – Ngai Te Hapu Incorporated

Ngai Te Hapu Incorporated and Nga Potiki a Tamapahore Trust v Bay of Plenty Regional Council

High Court [2018] NZHC 1142

22 May 2018

Refusal of application seeking leave to appeal from the Court's decision declining to waive the appellants' obligation to provide security for the respondents' costs.

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Judicial review – settlement redress property – overlapping claims – transfer not unreasonable – Ngāti Te Ata

Ngāti Te Ata v The Minister for Treaty of Waitangi Negotiations

High Court [2017] NZHC 2058

25 August 2017

Application for judicial review of a decision disposing of two properties classified as right of first refusal land by the Ngā Mana Whenua o Tāmaki Makaurau Collective Redress Act 2014 declined. Although the decision was reviewable, it gave effect to a statute and was not unreasonable.

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Costs – Treaty settlement litigation – public interest – normal rules apply – Ngāti Te Ata

Ngāti Te Ata v The Minister for Treaty of Waitangi Negotiations & Ors

High Court [2018] NZHC 915

2 May 2018

Application for costs granted on a 2B basis. Although there are public interest elements, the normal rules for costs should apply.

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Procedure – security for costs – no waiver – no public interest – Ngai Te Hapu Incorporated

Ngai Te Hapu Incorporated and Nga Potiki a Tamapahore Trust v Bay of Plenty Regional Council

High Court [2018] NZHC 643

11 April 2018

Application seeking an order waiving the requirement to provide security for costs dismissed.

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Human rights – declaration – refused – mana whenua – insufficient evidence – Kamo

Kamo v The Minister of Conservation

High Court [2018] NZHC 1983

6 August 2018

Ngāti Mutunga o Wharekauri Iwi Trust (Ngāti Mutunga o Wharekauri) asked the Court for declarations that a proposed vesting of reserve land in the Hokotehi Moriori Trust, with reserve purposes continuing, would breach Ngāti Mutunga o Wharekauri rights protected by the New Zealand Bill of Rights Act 1990. The Court was not prepared to make the declarations sought on the evidence before it. The judgment explored contested issues of customary authority over land (mana whenua).

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Appeal – extradition appeal dismissed – not oppressive – appellant surrendered – whanaungatanga – Tukaki

Tukaki v Commonwealth of Australia 

Court of Appeal [2018] NZCA 324

27 August 2018

This case was an appeal from a judgment refusing judicial review of a District Court decision about extradition of the appellant to Australia to face criminal charges.

The Court dismissed the appeal.  The appellant had argued that extradition would contravene the restrictions on surrender to another jurisdiction where this would be oppressive or unjust.  The Court of Appeal decided the appellant’s case did not meet the threshold of oppression.

The Court’s judgment accepted that the Treaty of Waitangi is relevant to interpreting the legislation and that judicial notice could be taken of the fact that whanaungatanga is a fundamental precept of tikanga Māori, extending beyond immediate family to whānau and hapū.

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Family – school attendance and language – Cavanagh

Cavanagh v Cavanagh

High Court [2017] NZHC 1546

6 July 2017

Application to appeal a Family Court decision ordering that seven-year-old Olivia attend a mainstream school that did not offer te reo Māori. The Court allowed the appeal and chose a school that was a "compromise" between each parents' respective views.

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Injunction – trespass – no permission to occupy – Dawson

Dawson v Young - Maungaturoto D1B Block

Māori Land Court (2018) 174 Taitokerau MB 89 (174 TTK 89)

22 June 2018

An application was granted to trustee owners requiring a son of a deceased owner in the land to vacate it.

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Appeal – determination of ownership – succession order – sale of land – s 77 – jurisdiction – equitable title – White

White v Potroz - Mohakatino Parininihi No 1C West 3A2

[2017] Māori Appellate Court MB 450 (2017 APPEAL 450)

30 November 2017

Appeal of a lower court decision that held that the sale of Mohakatino Parininihi 1C West 3A2 was validly completed. Application dismissed. The title passed on the seal of the Board on the certificate of confirmation and the sale was not conditional on survey.

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Chief Judge’s powers – erroneous survey plan – order amended – Henare

Henare - Hokio A and Part Hokio A 

Māori Land Court [2018] Chief Judge's MB 164 (2018 CJ 164)

15 June 2018

Application for amendment of historical partition order granted.

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Māori reservations – inquiry – removal of trustees – Hina

Hina - Ihupuku G (Ihupuku Pa) Maori Reservation

Māori Land Court (2018) 385 Aotea 1 (385 AOT 1)

31 May 2018

An inquiry into the affairs of Ihupuku G (Ihupuku Pa) Māori reservation was granted. Due to dysfunction, trustees were to be replaced.

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Alienation – confirmation – changes of trustees – Potroz

Potroz - Mohakatino Parininihi 1C West 3A2

Māori Land Court (2018) 388 Aotea MB 233 (388 AOT 233)

24 August 2018

An application for orders to reflect a confirmation of alienation by way of mortgage and to note changes in trusteeship. Application granted, the change in circumstances should be reflected on formal records. Observations made about the process followed and notice given to previous litigant.

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Jurisdiction – trusts – recovery of land – lack of standing – Te Kanawa

Te Kanawa v Earle - Pukehina M Section 1B No 3 

Māori Land Court (2018) 193 Waiariki MB 151 (193 WAR 151)

30 July 2018

Application for recovery of land dismissed.

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Environment – MV Rena – consent to abandon and discharge contaminants – Ngāi Te Hapu

Ngāi Te Hapu Inc v Bay of Plenty Regional Council 

Environment Court [2017] NZEnvC 073

17 May 2017

Interim decision granting consent for the abandonment of the MV Rena and permitting any future discharge of contaminants from the vessel subject to conditions of consent. Parties directed to consult on the appropriate conditions of consent.

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Rehearing – partition set aside – change in commercial position – Mangatawa

Committee of Management of Mangatawa Papamoa Blocks Incorporation Lot 1 DPS 65413 

Māori Land Court (2018) 164 Waikato Maniapoto MB 69 (164 WMN 69)

21 June 2018

Application for rehearing granted. Earlier partition orders set aside to reflect the changed commercial position of the applicant Incorporation from the situation when it sought partition of its land.

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