January 2019 Kohi-tātea – Contents

Te Kōti Matua – High Court

Judicial Review - challenge to Waitangi Tribunal recommendations - Whakatōhea Mandate Inquiry Report - Baker v Waitangi Tribunal & Ors [2018] NZHC 2348 - Toni Love

Procedure - natural resource management - report declined - not a basis to overcome failure to provide reasons - Maungaharuru-Tangitū Trust v Hastings District Council [2018] NZHC 3261 - Toni Love

Te Kōti Pīra Māori – Māori Appellate Court

2018 Māori Appellate Court Judgments - index

Te Kōti Whenua Māori – Māori Land Court

Injunction - cancellation refused - no material change in circumstances - Faulkner v Hoete - Motiti North C No 1 (2018) 181 Waikato Maniapoto MB 2 (173 WMN 2) - Carolyn Southey-Jensen

Chief Judge's powers - error of law - land remains general land - status of land order cancelled - interests of justice - Murray v Parker - Paihia 3B9B Residue [2018] Chief Judges MB 707 (2018 CJ 707) - Carolyn Southey-Jensen

Trusts - review of ahu whenua trust – trust variation refused – appointment of advisory trustees - Kingi - Maungaroa No 1 Section 27 (2018) 194 Waiariki MB 268 (194 WAR 268) - Te Kooanga Awatere-Reedy

Trusts - trustee removal declined - conflict of interest - Randall v Moeahu - Lot 1 Deposited Plan 442626 (2018) 390 Aotea MB 4 (390 AOT 4) - Reto Blattner de-Vries

2018 Māori Land Court Judgments - index

Te Rōpū Whakamana i Te Tiriti o Waitangi – Waitangi Tribunal

Waitangi Tribunal procedure - memorialised and Crown forest land - interested party - leave to participate withdrawn - Wairarapa ki Tararua inquiry - Meredith Clement

Waitangi Tribunal procedure - urgent inquiry - Hauraki Collective deed of settlement - Meredith Clement

Waitangi Tribunal procedure - urgent inquiry declined - Hauraki Collective deed of settlement - Meredith Clement


Procedure – natural resource management – report declined – not a basis to overcome failure to provide reasons – Maungaharuru-Tangitū Trust

Maungaharuru-Tangitū Trust v Hastings District Council

High Court [2018] NZHC 3261

11 December 2018

Application seeking a s 303 report detailing the Environment Court's further findings and reasoning relating to an interim decision declined.  The Court considered this to be an inappropriate use of a s 303 report and further, a report of this type could not be used to remedy the Court's failure to provide adequate reasoning in its decision.

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Trusts – trustee removal declined – conflict of interest – Randall

Randall v Moeahu - Lot 1 Deposited Plan 442626

Māori Land Court (2018) 390 Aotea MB 4 (390 AOT 4)

31 August 2018

Application to remove trustees declined. While there was a clear breach of trustee duties that could warrant removal, it was not in the best interests of the group to remove any of the trustees.

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Trusts – review of ahu whenua trust – trust variation refused – appointment of advisory trustees – Kingi

Kingi - Maungaroa No 1 Section 27

Māori Land Court (2018) 194 Waiariki MB 268 (194 WAR 268)

23 August 2018

Application for review of trust completed, application to vary the trust dismissed. Advisory trustees appointed.

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Chief Judge’s powers – error of law – land remains general land – status of land order cancelled – interests of justice – Murray

Murray v Parker - Paihia 3B9B Residue

Māori Land Court [2018] Chief Judges MB 707 (2018 CJ 707)

17 October 2018

Application for exercise of the Chief Judge's powers to cancel 2009 order declaring Paihia 3B9B Māori freehold land. Granted.

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