February 2019 Māori Law Review

2019 Māori Land Court judgments – index

This table lists the 2019 judgments of the Māori Land Court and contains links to reports about the decisions.

For other years: 2010201120122013, 20142015, 201620172018 and 2020. Follow this link for the 2019 Māori Appellate Court judgments index.

2019 Māori Land Court judgments

Judgment dateCitationMinute BookMLISLegislationSubject
2019
25.01.19Raumati - Urenui Pā394 Aotea MB 272394 AOT 272Te Ture Whenua Māori Act 1993, section 338(1)(a) and (5)(c) and (d)Reservation - definition of beneficiaries
30.01.19Naera v Fenwick - Whakapoungakau 24205 Waiāriki MB 96205 WAR 96Te Ture Whenua Māori Act 1993, sections 19, 37, 67, 90, 91, 231, 237, 239 and 240Procedure, breach of trust, self-dealing rule
31.01.19Vincent v Kennedy - Estate of Carol Fleet185 Taitokerau MB 148185 TTK 148Te Ture Whenua Māori Act 1993, sections 117 and 118Succession.
08.02.19Myhre - Ngapaeruru No 1B No 2C No 273 Tākitimu MB 17673 TKT 176Te Ture Whenua Māori Act 1993, section 239Application to replace trustees, Māori Trustee.
08.02.19Thwaites v Barnett - Harataunga East 2B 2B 1174 Waikato Maniapoto MB 233174 WMN 233Te Ture Whenua Māori Act 1993, section 289Partition.
14.02.19Hutana - Estate of Te Whe Ariki Hutana53 Te Waipounamu MB 9753 TWP 97Te Ture Whenua Māori Act 1993, sections 113 and 117Succession - interpretation of will
20.02.19Kauika-Stevens v Tawake - Rangitatau 1D5A1 Reserve (Tākirau Marae)396 Aotea MB 215396 AOT 215Te Ture Whenua Māori Act 1993, sections 238 and 240Trustee removal declined
21.02.19Clarke v Rewha - Hauai No 2G Sec 2B186 Taitokerau MB 68186 TTK 68Te Ture Whenua Māori Act 1993, section 18(1)(a)Determine ownership or chattel or fixture
28.02.19Appleton v Krissansen - Whangamata 4D 1C 1B176 Waikato Maniapoto MB 115176 WMN 115Te Ture Whenua Māori Act 1993, section 79Costs - double award inappropriate; special aid fund
06.03.19Luke v Grey - Wairau Block XII Sections A1 and F and Block XII Cloudy Bay Survey District Sections 20, 22 and 2453 Te Waipounamu MB 18753 WMN 187Te Ture Whenua Māori Act 1993, section 215Ahu whenua trust; Māori reservation blocks.
20.03.19Tanerau-King - Mangamaunu 1A Part Section 1953 Te Waipoumanu MB 22053 WMN 220Te Ture Whenua Māori Act 1993, sections 239 and 338(7)Appointment of trustee.
20.03.19Wharehinga v Henry - Rangatira A No 96Chief Judge's MB 152019 CJ 15Te Ture Whenua Māori Act 1993, section 45Chief Judge's powers; vesting order, conditions met
21.03.19Smallman - Te Rangi KaiamokuraChief Judge's MB 662019 CJ 66Te Ture Whenua Māori Act 1993, section 45Chief Judge's powers - succession
29.03.19Knight - Estate of Rewiti Te RakahereaChief Judge's MB 742019 CJ 74Te Ture Whenua Māori Act 1993, section 45Chief Judge's powers - succession
04.04.19Gray - Estate of William Robinson HawaikirangiChief Judge’s MB 1232019 CJ 123Te Ture Whenua Māori Act 1993, sections 44, 45Chief Judge's powers - succession
04.04.19Noble - Estate of Rameka Korewha NgamanuChief Judge's MB 1322019 CJ 132Te Ture Whenua Māori Act 1993, section 45Chief Judge's powers - succession not erroneous
10.04.19Myoak Holdings Ltd v Te Huia - Waipuka 2T Roadway75 Tākitimu MB 9075 TKT 90Te Ture Whenua Māori Act 1993, section 19Injunction - mandatory interim injunction
10.04.19Broadman - Waimarama 3A 4B Sec 575 Tākitimu MB 8375 TKT 83Te Ture Whenua Māori Act 1993, sections 231, 238, 239 and 240Trustee relief from personal liability; appointment of trustees
10.04.19Deputy Registrar - Lot 1 DP 150873Chief Judge's MB 2642019 CJ 264Te Ture Whenua Māori Act 1993, section 45Chief Judge's powers - vesting - erroneous joint tenancy
11.04.19Raukawa v Lux - Opape 3A No 1E210 Waiāriki MB 114210 WAR 114Te Ture Whenua Māori Act 1993, section 338Māori Reservations - trustee appointment - beneficiaries
12.04.19Hallett v Te Moana - Estate of Sheryl Marie Te Moana399 Aotea MB 138399 AOT 138Te Ture Whenua Māori Act 1993, section 118Succession
15.04.19Cameron - Lot 1 Deposited Plan 15331 (part claim 61)54 Te Waipounamu MB 13054 TWP 130Te Ture Whenua Māori Act 1993, section 239Trusts - trustee removal; trustee appointment
17.04.19Insley v Insley - Awanui Haparapara No 4B211 Waiāriki MB 68211 WAR 68Te Ture Whenua Māori Act 1993, section 240Application to remove trustees
23.04.19Brown - Motatau 2 Section 23A1BChief Judge's MB 3112019 CJ 311Te Ture Whenua Māori Act 1993, section 45Chief Judge's powers - succession - erroneous
23.04.19Riley - Estate of Matekino Raikuku186 Taitokerau MB 285186 TTK 285Te Ture Whenua Māori Act 1993, sections 113 and 118Succession, whāngai
24.04.19Nepia - Ruaohinetu 2184 Tairawhiti MB 28384 TRW 283Te Ture Whenua Māori Act 1993, sections 239 and 244Trusts - variation; trustee replacement
29.04.19Amaru v Dickson - Puketapu 3C7B1399 Aotea MB 202399 AOT 202Te Ture Whenua Māori Act 1993, sections 239 and 240Trusts - trustee removal
30.04.19Rudolph - Paihia 2F2B2Chief Judge's MB 3272019 CJ 327Te Ture Wheua Māori Act 1993, section 45Chief Judge's powers - vesting
30.04.19Eru v Skipper - Awanui Haparapara211 Waiāriki MB 103211 WAR 103Te Ture Whenua Māori Act 1993, section 241Trusts - partial termination - whānau trust
30.04.19Peita - Motatau 3H2Chief Judge's MB 3372019 CJ 337Te Ture Whenua Māori Act 1993, section 45
20.05.19Takotohiwi - Rangitaiki Parish 28B 18A212 Waiariki MB 142212 WAR 142Te Ture Whenua Māori Act 1993, section 289Partition - refused - reasonable alternative
20.05.19Matchitt v Patchell - Torere 64 Incorporation212 Waiariki MB 155212 WAR 155Te Ture Whenua Māori Act 1993, secton 280Incorporations - meeting postponed - procedure
29.05.19Oneroa v Kerehoma - Ohahukura 8M 2C 2A 2A401 Aotea MB 35401 AOT 35Te Ture Whenua Māori Act 1993, section 239Appointment of trustee
05.06.19Palmer v Palmer - Joseph Hohepa and Gess Nukuhia Palmer Whānau Trust180 Waikato Maniapoto MB 260180 WMN 260Te Ture Whenua Māori Act 1993, section 238Enforcement of obligations of trust
07.06.19Watene v Hemi - Aramiro and Section 1 Survey Office Plan 61863181 Waikato Maniapoto MB 21181 WMN 21Te Ture Whenua Māori Act 1993, section 241Application for partial termination of trust, succession
07.06.19Reedy v Atkins - Waitangi A1 A176 Tākitimu MB 5476 TKT 54Te Ture Whenua Māori Act 1993, section 164Alienation - vesting of shares; close whānau
11.06.19McLeod v McIver - Succession to Harai McIver401 Aotea MB 58401 AOT 58Te Ture Whenua Māori Act 1993, section 117Succession - will and written instructions
11.06.19Witana v Tau - Omapere Taraire E191 Taitokerau MB 1191 TTK 1Te Ture Whenua Māori Act 1993, sections 67, 236, 237, 239 and 240Trusts
19.06.19Kui - Estate of Te Paea Hami OruChief Judge's MB 5772019 CJ 577Te Ture Whenua Māori Act 1993, section 45Succession
20.06.19Clarke v Overington - Maketu A Section 39215 Waiariki MB 95215 WAR 95Te Ture Whenua Māori Act 1993, sections 164 and 239Ownership - tenancy in common - Whata order
20.06.19Otimi v Fa'uhiva - Hauhungaroa 1A3401 Aotea MB 102401 AOT 102Māori Reservation Regulations Act 1994, section 21Reservation - trustee appointment - election process
21.06.19Karena v Steedman - Te Koau A76 Tākitimu MB 18376 TKT 183Te Ture Whenua Māori Act 1993, sections 231, 238 and 240Procedure - strike out; restraint on meritless proceeding premature; trust
25.06.19Mucalo - Estate of Neri Te WaruChief Judge's MB 5952019 CJ 595Te Ture Whenua Māori Act 1993, section 45Application to amend succession order
27.06.19Brown v Robson - Pukepoto No 8B No 12192 Taitokerau MB 177192 TTK 177Te Ture Whenua Māori Act 1993, section 19Permanent injunction - trespass
27.06.19Herewini - Te Tii Mangonui A3192 Taitokerau MB 170192 TTK 170Te Ture Whenua Māori Act 1993, section 18(1)(a)Ownership of house
27.06.19Matchitt - Te Kaha 65215 Waiariki MB 204215 War 204Te Ture Whenua Māori Act 1993, section 330Special aid refused, partition application
01.07.19Hutana - Estate of Te Whe Ariki Hutana57 Te Waipounamu MB 2757 TWP 27Te Ture Whenua Māori Act 1993, sections 43 and 67Succession
11.07.19Puohotaua v Cribb402 Aotea MB 230402 AOT 230Te Ture Whenua Māori Act 1993, sections 67 and 231Review of trust
15.07.19Williamson v Hutana - Estate of Te Whe Ariki Hutana nee Karaitiana57 Te Waipounamu MB 9057 TWP 90Te Ture Whenua Māori Act 1993, section 59Procedure - leave to appeal - rehearing of preliminary decision
16.07.19Faulkner - Ohuki 1C Sec2183 Waikato Maniapoto MB 45183 WMN 45Te Ture Whenua Māori Act 1993, sections 67 and 328Occupation order
17.07.19McGregor v McGregor - John Henry McGregor and Pirihia Maraenui Tapine Whānau Trust402 Aotea MB 281402 AOT 281Te Ture Whenua Māori Act 1993, section 67Removal of Trustees
18.07.19Williams v Cotter-Arlidge - Okaihau 3C277 Tākitimu MB 5177 TKT 51Te Ture Whenua Māori Act 1993, sections 67 and 231Payment for accounting services
23.07.19Phillips v Paul - Mangorewa Kaharoa 6E3 No 2 Papakainga 15A2A216 Waiariki MB 54216 WAR 54Te Ture Whenua Māori Act 1993, section 43Ahu whenua trust application
29.07.19Jones v Ratahi - Ngātitara 26B403 Aotea MB 276403 AOT 276Te Ture Whenua Māori Act 1993, section 231Trusts - review of trust; lease of land
06.08.19Naera v Fenwick - Whakapoungakau 24217 Waiariki MB 85217 WAR 85Te Ture Whenua Māori Act 1993, sections 19, 67, 231, 238 and 240
06.08.19Kahukiwa v Ross - Waikite No 3A217 Waiariki MB 68217 WAR 68Te Ture Whenua Māori Act 1993, section 289Partition - declined
06.08.19Carmont - Estate of El-Alamein Harawira195 Taitokerau MB 103195 TTK 103Te Ture Whenua Māori Act 1993, sections 113 and 118Succession
15.08.19Hemana - Rotopounamu 1B3A2C77 Tākitimu MB 22077 TKT 220Te Ture Whenua Māori Act 1993, sections 237 and 238Trustee duties, directions; completion of housing project
20.08.19Welsh - Koutu197 Taitokerau MB 172197 TTK 172Te Ture Whenua Māori Act 1993, section 18(1)(a)re Native Land Court vesting order
22.08.19Angell - Part Nukuroa 2A3C2 and Lot 2 DP37299198 Taitokerau MB 231198 TTK 231Te Ture Whenua Māori Act 1993, section 289Partition - declined
23.08.19Hutana - Estate of Te Whe Ariki Hutana58 Te Waipounamu MB 7858 TWP 78Te Ture Whenua Māori Act 1993, section 43Succession
27.08.19Vaimoso - Maurihoro B185 Waikato-Maniapoto MB 145185 WMN 145Te Ture Whenua Māori Act 1993, sections 67 and 240Removal of trustees
30.08.19Kidwell v Karaitiana - Waipuka 3A3A78 Tākitimu MB 778 TKT 7Te Ture Whenua Māori Act 1993, section 19Jurisdiction -  injunction - General land - no trust in place
03.09.19Bamber v Monschau - Tahorakuri A No 1 Sec 33A 2218 Waiariki MB 292218 WAR 292Te Ture Whenua Māori Act 1993, section 240Trust - trustee removal - conflict of interest
06.09.19Cotter v Cotter - Tutaekuri B13Chief Judge's MB 9512019 CJ 951Te Ture Whenua Māori Act 1993, section 45Cancel vesting order
09.09.19Selwyn v Whakatōhea Māori Trust Board - Opape 1A19B220 Waiariki MB 94220 WAR 94Te Ture Whenua Māori Act 1993, section 43Rehearing - declined
10.09.19Ututaonga - Estate of Maraea Ututaonga199 Taitokerau MB 281199 TTK 281Te Ture Whenua Māori Act 1993, sections 113 and 118Succession
10.09.19Williams - Matapouri 45199 Taitokerau MB 286199 TTK 286Te Ture Whenua Māori Act 1993, section 164Alienation - vesting of shares
11.09.19Tautari - Estate of Wairua Hinerupe Fairburn200 Taitokerau MB 1200 TTK 1Te Ture Whenua Māori Act 1993, sections 113, 118 and 214Succession, constitution of trust, trustee appointment
12.09.19Phillips - Estate of Edith Iritana PhillipsChief Judge's MB 9812019 CJ 981Te Ture Whenua Māori Act 1993, section 45Succession and whānau trust order
13.09.19Johanson v Williams - Tokaipuritia WilliamsChief Judge's MB 9952019 CJ 995Te Ture Whenua Māori Act 1993, section 45Chief Judge's powers
19.09.19Committee of Management of Mangatawa Papamoa Blocks Inc - Asher Block Lot C187 Waikato Maniapoto MB 67187 WMN 67Te Ture Whenua Māori Act 1993, sections 315 and 315AEasement
24.09.19Nikora - Section 1 D2 Parish of Katikati185 Waikato Maniapoto MB 129185 WMN 129Te Ture Whenua Māori Act 1993, section 164Alienation - capacity
15.10.19Donaldson v Hemi - Whaanga 1D 1D Roadway188 Waikato Maniapoto MB 142188 WMN 142Te Ture Whenua Māori Act 1993, section 19Permanent injunction, roadway, access to foreshore
17.10.19Nikora v Trustees of Te Uru Taumatua and Te Komiti o Runga221 Waiariki MB 200221 WAR 200Te Ture Whenua Māori Act 1993, sections 19(1)(b), 237, 238 and 240Injunctions - trustee appointments; post-settlement governance entity
22.10.19Rātima v Sullivan - Tataraakina C79 Tākitimu MB 10379 TKT 103Te Ture Whenua Māori Act 1993, sections 37, 231, 237, 238 and 240Trusts - trustee liability - quantum - Beddoe order
23.10.19Martin - Estate of Robin Martin203 Taitokerau MB 98203 TTK 98Te Ture Whenua Māori Act 1993, sections 113 and 118Succession
23.10.19Te Korowai Tiaki o Te Hauāuru Incorporated Society v Te Rūnanga o Ngāti Tama Trust407 Aotea MB 47407 AOT 47Te Ture Whenua Māori Act 1993, sections 236, 237, 238 and 240; Trustee Act 1956, section 68Urgent interim injunction, trustee elections
25.10.19Pai - Waihi Kahakaharoa 3B2A and Waihi Kahakaharoa 9A407 Aotea MB 180407 AOT 180Te Ture Whenua Māori Act 1993, section 240Trusts - removal of trustee; breach of duties
30.10.19Bloor v Griggs - Ngapuketurua 6C2B Te Maipi 7C No 7C and Te Maipi 7C No 2 Blocks80 Takitimu MB 15280 TKT 152Te Ture Whenua Māori Act 1993, sections 67, 239 and 298Partition - granted
01.11.19Mokaraka - Waima C8Chief Judge's MB 11372019 CJ 1137Te Ture Whenua Māori Act 1993, section 45Succession, ownership
04.11.19Kapua - Estate of Ngamotu PaoraChief Judge's MB 11622019 CJ 1162Te Ture Whenua Māori Act 1993, section 45Chief Judge's powers - succession; whakapapa
08.11.19Ohinemango Lands Trust v Waikawa Lands Trust - Waikawa-Pahaoa 1B & 1C 2C 1B (aggregated)223 Waiariki MB 78223 WAR 78Te Ture Whenua Māori Act 1993, sections 318(3) and 322Procedure - strike out; application for variation to roadway order
08.11.19Ngamotu v Ngamotu - Karatia 3B 2A 2B 2B223 Waiariki MB 44223 WAR 44Te Ture Whenua Māori Act 1993, section 231 and 238Wills and estates - whānau trust; administrators of estate
11.11.19Moore - Oakura F2A204 Taitokerau MB 164204 TTK 164Te Ture Whenua Māori Act 1993, section 18(1)(h)Status of land
13.11.19Biddle v Biddle-Bassett - Te Atuareretahi and other blocks223 Waiariki MB 182223 WAR 182Te Ture Whenua Māori Act 1993, section 240Trusts, trustee removal, duty to protect trust property
03.12.19Arthur v The Proprietors of Potikirua Incorporation - Potikirua Incorporation225 Waiariki MB 63225 WAR 63Te Ture Whenua Māori Act 1993, section 281Costs - full indemnity costs inappropriate
05.12.19Pocock - Allotment 246D Waimana Parish225 Waiariki MB 151225 WAR 151-160Te Ture Whenua Māori Act 1993, section 151Alienation - notice to preferred class of alienees
09.12.19Tuson - Mangamuka West 3B2A Block206 Taitokerau MB 130206 TTK 130Te Ture Whenua Māori Act 1993, section 326BLandlocked land - access, right of way - easement - safest route
11.12.19Te Awe Awe v Te Awe Awe - Estate of Pipi Rakene or Pipi Te Awe AweChief Judge's MB 14142019 CJ 1414Te Ture Whenua Māori Act 1993, section 45Chief Judge's powers - succession
11.12.19Bayne v Trustees of the Ngāti Rehua Ngāti Wai Ki Aotea TrustChief Judge's MB 14322019 CJ 1432Te Ture Whenua Māori Act 1993, section 30Representation of Māori
16.12.19Apo v Hudson - Maraenui No 141 and other blocks227 Waiariki MB 43227 WAR 43Te Ture Whenua Māori Act 1993, sections 19, 231, 238 and 240Trusts, Removal of trustees
20.12.19Hennessy v Parkinson - Himatangi Block 7410 Aotea MB 238410 AOT 238Te Ture Whenua Māori Act 1993, sections 18(1)(c), 19(1)(a) and 19(1)(c)Interim injunction - lessee; refused
20.12.19Keepa - Te Touwai B16A207 Taitokerau MB 109207 TTK 109Te Ture Whenua Māori Act 1993, sections 18(1)(a) and 328Ownership of dwelling, Occupation order
24.12.19Bell v Churton - Mataimoana410 Aotea MB 244410 AOT 244Te Ture Whenua Māori Act 1993, section 67Interim decision - Māori customary land investigation
24.12.19Rātima v Sullivan - Tataraakina C81 Takitimu MB 8581 TKT 85Te Ture Whenua Māori Act 1993, sections 37, 231, 237, 238 and 240Trustee duties - trustee accountability - repayment of legal costs
24.12.19Hutcheson v Clarkson - Mangamaire B2 Trust81 Takitimu MB 5281 TKT 52Te Ture Whenua Māori Act 1993, sections 67 and 240Removal of trustees

 

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