Whiringa-ā-rangi 2019 November – Contents

Te Kōti Pīra Māori – Māori Appellate Court

2019 Māori Appellate Court judgments - index

Te Kōti Whenua Māori – Māori Land Court

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

2019 Māori Land Court judgments - index

Te Kōti Taiao o Aotearoa - Environment Court

Natural resource management - consent conditions - differing effects on mana whenua groups - Ngāti Whātua Ōrākei Whai Maia Ltd v Auckland Council & Panuku Development Ltd [2019] NZEnvC 184 - Tom Bennion

Te Rōpū Whakamana i Te Tiriti o Waitangi – Waitangi Tribunal

Waitangi Tribunal procedure - urgent inquiry declined - not urgent - Te Wananga o Raukawa (Wai 2698, #2.5.10) - Meredith Clement

Waitangi Tribunal procedure - urgent inquiry declined - no jurisdiction - alternate remedies - not imminent - Wairoa settlement (Wai 2892, #2.5.5) - Meredith Clement

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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.


Waitangi Tribunal procedure – urgent inquiry declined – not urgent – Te Wananga o Raukawa

Decision on application for an urgent hearing

Waitangi Tribunal (Wai 2698, #2.5.10)

13 Mahuru (September) 2019

This application for an urgent inquiry into education issues was declined due to a lack of urgency.

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Natural resource management – consent conditions – differing effects on mana whenua groups – Ngāti Whātua Ōrākei Whai Maia Ltd

Ngāti Whātua Ōrākei Whai Maia Ltd v Auckland Council & Panuku Development Ltd

Environment Court [2019] NZEnvC 184

14 November 2019

A consent authority can take account of the fact that mana whenua interests will be of differing degrees of connection in assessing effects and setting conditions.

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Waitangi Tribunal procedure – urgent inquiry declined – no jurisdiction – alternate remedies – not imminent – Wairoa settlement

Decision on application for an urgent hearing

Waitangi Tribunal (Wai 2892, #2.5.5)

23 Mahuru (September) 2019

A decision on the application for an urgent inquiry into Wai 2892, the Wairoa Deed of Settlement (Callaghan) Claim. The claim concerns the Wairoa settlement process and the alleged failure of the Crown to protect the rights and interests of Ngai Te Rātakō. Urgency declined due to the Tribunal's lack of jurisdiction and the failure of the applicant to explore alternate remedies

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