Whiringa-ā-nuku 2019 October – Contents

Te Kōti Pīra Māori – Māori Appellate Court

Costs - awarded in light of special aid - special aid different from legal aid regime - Taueki v Horowhenua 11 (Lake) Māori Reservation Trust [2019] Māori Appellate Court MB 652 (2019 APPEAL 652) - Sam Taylor

Ownership - estate assets - house a fixture - rehearing ordered - Tihi v Nuku - Ruatoki B Sections 23, 25, 26B, 27, 31, 32, 33B2C2, 38 and 79 and Ruatoki C Sections 11, 12, 15, 17, 18B2, 21, 22B, 23 [2019] Māori Appellate Court MB 531 (2019 APPEAL 531) - Te Kooanga Awatere-Reedy

Procedure - resolution by consent - conditional partition order - matter referred back on technical issues - Clark v Trustees of Opehuia Whānau trust - Kapenga A No 5 [2019] Māori Appellate Court MB 361 (2019 APPEAL 361) - Reto Blattner de-Vries

2019 Māori Appellate Court judgments - index

Te Kōti Whenua Māori – Māori Land Court

Injunction - no jurisdiction - general land - no trust - Kidwell v Karaitana - Waipuka 3A3A (2019) 78 Tākitimu MB 7 (78 TKT 7) - Craig Linkhorn

Injunction - permanent injunction granted - trespass - Brown v Robson - Pukepoto No 8B No 12 (2019) 192 Taitokerau MB 177 (192 TTK 177) - Sam Taylor

Procedure - strike out - restraint on meritless proceedings premature - Karena v Steedman - Te Koau A (2019) 76 Tākitimu MB 183 (76 TKT 183) - Sam Taylor

Chief Judge's powers - amendment of succession and whānau trust order - error of fact - Phillips - Estate of Edith Iritana Phillips [2019] Chief Judge’s MB 981 (CJ MB 981) - Te Kooanga Awatere-Reedy

Chief Judge's powers - clear and unambiguous statement to gift - no constructive trust - Cotter v Cotter - Tutaekuri B13 [2019] Chief Judge's MB 951 (2019 CJ 951) - Reto Blattner de-Vries

Chief Judge's powers - occupation order amended - Johanson v Williams - Tokaipuritia Williams [2019] Chief Judge's MB 995 (2019 CJ 995) - Reto Blattner de-Vries

Special aid fund - refused - need for valuation and surveyor not "special" in partition application - Matchitt - Te Kaha 65 (2019) 215 Waiariki MB 204 (215 WAR 204) - Sam Taylor

Alienation - sale to close whānau - no opposition - Williams - Matapouri 45 Block (2019) 199 Taitokerau MB 286 (199 TTK 286) - Te Kooanga Awatere-Reedy

Alienation - share transfer - capacity - Nikora - 1 D2 Parish (2019) 185 Waikato Maniapoto MB 129 (185 WMN 129) - Reto Blattner de-Vries

Partition - refused - reasonable alternative available - shareholding insufficient for area sought - Takotohiwi - Rangitaiki Parish 28B 18A 1 (2019) 212 Waiariki MB 142 (212 WAR 142) - Sam Taylor

Partition - granted - sufficient notice - high degree of support - best overall use and development - independence - Bloor v Griggs - Ngapuketurua 6C2B Te Maipi 7C No 7C and Te Maipi 7C No 2 Blocks (2019) 80 Takitimu MB 152 (80 TKT 152) - Sam Taylor

Succession - rehearing declined - on-going applications - Hutana - Estate of Te Whe Ariki Hutana (2019) 58 Te Waipounamu MB 78 (58 TWP 78) - Te Kooanga Awatere-Reedy

Succession - inconsistency between will and written instructions - will clear - interests vested equally - McLeod v McIver - Succession to Harai McIver (2019) 401 Aotea MB 58 (401 AOT 58) - Sam Taylor

Trusts - removal of trustee - vote of no confidence insufficient - Amaru v Dickinson - Puketapu 3C7B1 (2019) 399 Aotea MB 202 (399 AOT 202) - Sam Taylor

Trusts - trustee removal - resignation - McGregor v McGregor - John Henry McGregor and Pirihia Maraenui Tapine Whānau Trust (2019) 402 Aotea MB 281 (402 AOT 281) - Sam Taylor

Trusts - whānau trust - partial termination dismissed - lack of support - detriment - no evidence of trustee breach - Watene v Hemi - Aramiro and Section 1 Survey Office Plan 61863 (2019) 181 Waikato Maniapoto MB 21 (181 WMN 21) - Sam Taylor

Incorporations - meeting procedure - postponed - proxies - nominations - Matchitt v Patchell - Torere 64 Incorporation (2019) 212 Waiariki MB 155 (212 WAR 155) - Sam Taylor

Māori Reservations - trustee appointment - election process criticised - Otimi v Fa'uhiva - Hauhungaroa 1A3 (2019) 401 Aotea MB 102 (401 AOT 102) - Sam Taylor

2019 Māori Land Court judgments - index

Te Rōpū Whakamana i Te Tiriti o Waitangi – Waitangi Tribunal

Māori rights in water - stage two of the National Freshwater and Geothermal Resources Claim (Wai 2358, 2019) - Toni Love

Waitangi Tribunal procedure - urgent inquiry declined - alternate remedies - ambiguity in representation - Ngāti Whātua Deed of Settlement (Wai 1308, #2.56; Wai 745, #2.197) - Meredith Clement

Ngā Whakaturetanga - Legislation

Te Ture Whenua Māori (Succession, Dispute Resolution, and Related Matters) Amendment Bill - introduction - Craig Linkhorn

Student Editor 2020

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Sir Edward Taihakurei Durie student essay competition 2019

Rhianna Morar is the winner of the 2019 Sir Edward Taihakurei Durie student essay competition sponsored by the Māori Law Review. Her essay, about the Courts' interpretative approach to tikanga Māori will be published in the February 2020 issue of the Review.