Hakihea 2019 December – Contents

Te Kōkiri – Advocacy

2019 Te Hunga Roia Māori Moot - Judge Craig Coxhead

Te Kōti Pīra Māori – Māori Appellate Court

2019 Māori Appellate Court judgments - index

Te Kōti Whenua Māori – Māori Land Court

2019 Māori Land Court judgments - index

Te Rōpū Whakamana i Te Tiriti o Waitangi – Waitangi Tribunal

Waitangi Tribunal procedure - urgent inquiry declined - Lake Horowhenua (Wai 2898, #2.5.2) - Meredith Clement

Ngā Whakaturetanga - Legislation

Public Service Legislation Bill - Crown relationships with Māori - Craig Linkhorn

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.


Public Service Legislation Bill – Crown relationships with Māori

Replacement of the State Sector Act 1988 is proposed with the introduction of a new Public Service Legislation Bill. Among its many features, the Bill's clauses recognise that the public service has a role to play in sustaining the Crown's relationships with Māori under the Treaty of Waitangi. read more

Waitangi Tribunal Procedure – urgent inquiry declined – Lake Horowhenua

Decision on application for an urgent hearing

Waitangi Tribunal (Wai 2898, #2.5.2)

26 November 2019

The Tribunal declined to hold an urgent inquiry into the Crown's failure to act on earlier Tribunal recommendations about future governance of Lake Horowhenua. The application for urgency was declined due to the unusual nature of the claim and the large number of inquiries already in front of the Tribunal.

Download Decision on application for an urgent hearing. read more

Te Kōkiri : Advocacy – 2019 Te Hunga Roia Māori Moot

Māori Law Review consultant editor Judge Craig Coxhead looks at the mooting competition that takes place at the annual conference of Te Hunga Roia Māori o Aotearoa - the Māori Law Society. read more