Hui tanguru 2020 February – Contents

Te Kōkiri – Advocacy

2019 Te Hunga Roia Māori Moot - Judge Craig Coxhead

Te Kōti Pīra – Court of Appeal

Judicial review - decision within power and not unreasonable - Ngāti Te Ata v The Minister for Treaty of Waitangi Negotiations [2019] NZCA 680 - Toni Love

Te Kōti Pīra Māori – Māori Appellate Court

2020 Māori Appellate Court judgments - index

2019 Māori Appellate Court judgments - index

Te Kōti Whenua Māori – Māori Land Court

Ownership - fixture - house owned by the parties as tenants in common -Keepa - Te Touwai B16A (2019) 207 Taitokerau MB 109 (207 TTK 109) - Laahariz Thapa-Naidu

Representation of Māori - Ngāti Wai ki Aotea - whakapapa - issues outside scope of s 30 inquiry - Bayne v Trustees of the Ngāti Rehua Ngāti Wai ki Aotea Trust [2019] Chief Judge's MB 1432 (2019 CJ 1432) - Toni Love

Chief Judge's powers - succession - dismissed - Broughton - Piripi Tairawhiti Totorewa [2020] Chief Judge’s MB 63 (2020 CJ 63) - Laahariz Thapa-Naidu

Chief Judge's powers - succession - administrative errors only - Te Awe Awe v Te Awe Awe - Estate of Pipi Rakene or Pipi Te Awe Awe [2019] Chief Judge's MB 1414 (2019 CJ 1414) - Laahariz Thapa-Naidu

Chief Judge's powers - succession - granted - joint tenancy instead of tenancy in common - Clarke v Overington [2020] Chief Judge’s MB 35 (2020 CJ 35) - Sam Taylor

Trusts - trustee removal - variation application dismissed - Apo v Hudson - Marenui No 141 and other blocks (2019) 227 Waiariki MB 43 (227 WAR 43) - Sam Taylor

2020 Māori Land Court judgments - index

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

Ngāi Tai ki Tāmaki Tribal Trust [2018] NZSC 122 and beyond the balancing exercise - Rhianna Morar


Judicial review – decision within power and not unreasonable – Ngāti Te Ata

Ngāti Te Ata v The Minister for Treaty of Waitangi Negotiations

Court of Appeal [2019] NZCA 680

19 December 2019

Unsuccessful appeal from a decision that the Minister of Treaty Settlements' disposal of two properties previously designated right of first refusal (RFR) land was lawful.

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Trusts – trustee removal – variation application dismissed – Apo

Apo v Hudson - Marenui No 141 and other blocks

Māori Land Court (2019) 227 Waiariki MB 43 (227 WAR 43)

16 December 2019

Two applications seeking the removal of trustees of the Te Kou Tiaki and Rangi Ataahua Green Whānau Trust and one application seeking a variation of the trust order. The Court found that all of the trustees should be removed. However, the application for variation of the trust order was dismissed.

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Ownership – fixture – house owned by the parties as tenants in common – Keepa

Keepa - Te Touwai B16A

Māori Land Court (2019) 207 Taitokerau MB 109 (207 TTK 109)

20 December 2019

Application seeking to determine ownership of a house. House held by both parties with relative interests as tenants in common.

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Representation of Māori – Ngāti Wai ki Aotea – whakapapa – issues outside scope of s 30 inquiry – Bayne

Bayne v Trustees of the Ngāti Rehua Ngāti Wai ki Aotea Trust

Māori Land Court [2019] Chief Judge's MB 1432 (2019 CJ 1432)

11 December 2019

The Court dismissed an application to determine the most appropriate persons to represent Ngāti Wai hapū on Aotea (Great Barrier Island) on the basis the issues were inappropriate for an inquiry to determine the most appropriate representatives of a group of Māori.

Download Bayne v Trustees of the Ngāti Rehua Ngāti Wai ki Aotea Trust (228 KB PDF). read more

Chief Judge’s powers – succession order – dismissed – Broughton

Broughton - Piripi Tairawhiti Totorewa

Māori Land Court [2020] Chief Judge’s MB 63 (2020 CJ 63)

4 February 2020

Application to amend a succession order dismissed.

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Chief Judge’s powers – succession order – administrative errors only – Te Awe Awe

Te Awe Awe v Te Awe Awe - Estate of Pipi Rakene or Pipi Te Awe Awe

Māori Land Court [2019] Chief Judge's MB 1414 (2019 CJ 1414)

11 December 2019

Application seeking to amend a succession order dismissed.

Download Te Awe Awe v Te Awe Awe - Estate of Pipi Rakene or Pipi Te Awe Awe (258 KB PDF). read more

Chief Judge’s powers – succession – granted – joint tenancy instead of tenancy in common – Clarke

Clarke v Overington 

Māori Land Court [2020] Chief Judge’s MB 35 (2020 CJ 35)

3 February 2020

Application to amend entry of status orders relating to Maketu A Section 39 Block and Lot 2 Deposited Plan South Auckland 25586 and to cancel subsequent succession orders relating to the applicant's husband granted. The applicant and her husband should have been recorded as joint tenants rather than tenants in common.
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Sir Edward Taihakurei Durie student essay competition 2019 – Ngāi Tai ki Tāmaki Tribal Trust [2018] NZSC 122 and beyond the balancing exercise

Sir Edward Taihakurei Durie student essay competition 2019

Ngāi Tai ki Tāmaki Tribal Trust [2018] NZSC 122 and beyond the balancing exercise

Rhianna Morar read more

2020 Māori Appellate Court judgments – index

This table lists the 2020 judgments of the Māori Appellate Court and contains links to reports about the decisions.

For other years: 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019. Follow this link for the 2020 Māori Land Court judgments index.

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2020 Māori Land Court judgments – index

This table lists the 2020 judgments of the Māori Land Court and contains links to reports about the decisions.

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