February 2020 Māori Law Review

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.

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2020 Māori Land Court judgments

 

 

Judgment dateCitationMinute BookMLISLegislationSubject
2020
15.01.20Reuben - Allotments 170-176 Parish of ManurewaChief Judge's MB 52020 CJ 5Māori Land Court Rules 2011, rule 4.10(3)Registrar's decision - refusal of applications.
24.01.20Ketu - Te-Ringahuia-RangitakatuChief Judge's MB 252020 CJ 25Te Ture Whenua Māori Act 1993, section 45Succession - determination of ownership of house.
03.02.20Clarke v Overington - Maketu A Section 39 Block and Lot 2 Deposited Plan South Auckland 25586Chief Judge's MB 352020 CJ 35Te Ture Whenua Māori Act 1993, section 45Succession - status of land.
03.02.20New Zealand Road Transport Agency - Kaiti 336F Roadway92 Tairawhiti MB 287
92 TRW 287
Te Ture Whenua Māori Act 1993, section 181Determination of ownership of a roadway.
04.02.20Broughton - Estate of Piripi Tairawhiti TotorewaChief Judge's MB 632020 CJ 63Te Ture Whenua Māori Act 1993, section 45Chief Judge's powers - succession.
04.02.20
Papuni - Estate of Barbara Lois Rewha
208 Taitokerau MB 296208 TTK 296Te Ture Whenua Māori Act 1993, sections 113 and 118Succession.
07.02.20
Rata - Whataarakai No 1 Roadway and Lot 1 Deposited Plan 374627
Chief Judge's MB 742020 CJ 74Te Ture Whenua Māori Act 1993, section 45Access - roadway.
12.03.20
Steward v Eru - Estate of Teressa Ivor Silcock
200 Waikato Maniapoto MB 184200 WMN 184Te Ture Whenua Māori Act 1993, section 79Succession.
04.02.20
Priest - Ngati Rahiri 1A, 3E, 4, 4Y, 6C, 6G and 7C Māori Reservation
414 Aotea MB 33414 AOT 33Te Ture Whenua Māori Act 1993, sections 222, 338 and 339; Māori Reservation Regulations 1994, regulation 21Administration of Māori Reservation.
18.03.20
Austen v The Far North District Council - Okahu 4D
209 Taitokerau MB 150209 TTK 150Te Ture Whenua Māori Act 1993, sections 43 and 79Rehearing - easement - costs.
18.03.20
Kake - Estate of Aldyth Kaka
209 Taitokerau MB 134209 TTK 134Te Ture Whenua Māori Act 1993, sections 18, 19 and 330Succession.
18.03.20Wellington v Wellington - Tuateanui 2B1A Māori Reservation209 Taitokerau MB 59209 TTK 59Te Ture Whenua Māori Act 1993, sections 238 and 339Replacement and appointment of trustees - reservation trust.
20.03.20
Albert v Trustees of the Joseph and Myra Whanau Trust 
209 Taitokerau MB 162209 TTK 162Te Ture Whenua Māori Act 1993, section 241Whanu trust.
20.03.20
Wharerau v Wade - Whakarewarewa Lot 29 Block (Wāhiao Meeting House)
232 Waiariki MB 44232 WAR 44Te Ture Whenua Māori Act 1993, sections 239 and 240Administration of Māori Reservation.
24.03.20
Seymour v Spelman - Kawhia 02 Section 4 Block (Waipapa Marae)
201 Waikato Maniapoto MB 45201 WMN 45Māori Reservation Regulations 1994, regulation 21Administration of a reservation.
24.03.20Tamakehu v Te Uamairangi Ohotu No.1C No.1 Block 414 Aotea MB 59 414 AOT 59Te Ture Whenua Māori Act 1993, section 240Trusts - removal of trustees.
03.04.20
McLeod - Mangatawa 2B 2A Block (Tamapahore Marae)
201 Waikato Maniapoto MB 145201 WMN 145Te Ture Whenua Māori Act 1993, sections 239 and 338(7), Māori Reservation Regulations 1994, regulation hElection of trustees.
24.04.20
Pihema v Pihema - Lot 18 Deposited Plan 28604 (NA31C-254)
209 Taitokerau MB 175209 TTK 175Te Ture Whenua Māori Act 1993, section 19Trusts - removal of trustee.
29.04.20
Wikiriwhi v Walters - Oruanui 9 Block and Part Oruanui 10 Block, Lot 1 Deposited Plan 471989 and Lot 2 Deposited Plan 471989
232 Waiariki MB 212232 WAR 212Te Ture Whenua Māori Act 1993, sections 213, 238 and 240Trusts - conflict of interest - sub-division and sale of land.
30.04.20
Bloor v Pomana - Matawihi 1A
82 Tākitimu MB 13682 TKT 136Te Ture Whenua Māori Act 1993, sections 2239 and 240Trusts - removal of trustees.
30.04.20
Wallace v Downes - Waiunu and other blocks
414 Aotea MB 81414 AOT 81Te Ture Whenua Māori Act 1993, sections 239 and 241Trusts - partial termination - conflict of interest - removal of property from trust.
06.05.20
Kingsnorth v Crawford - Motuaruhe 5D Block
233 Waiariki MB 39233 WAR 39Te Ture Whenua Māori Act 1993, section 79Costs - ownership of house - compensation.
18.05.20
White and Te Korowai Tiaki o Te Hauāuru Incorporated Society v Te Rūnanga o Ngāti Tama Trust
415 Aotea MB 164415 AOT 164Te Ture Whenua Māori Act 1993, sections 236, 237, 238 and 240, Trustees Act 1956, section 68Urgent injunction.
26.05.20
Haretuku - Estate of Pirihira Te Whatu
Chief Judge's MB 1422020 CJ 142Te Ture Whenua Māori Act 1993, section 45Succession - amending succession order.
03.06.20
Hamon v Te Maari Mangakino Pouakani Marae
233 Waiariki MB 296233 WAR 296Māori Reservation Regulations 1994, regulation 21Trusts - violating trusts.
05.06.20
Saifiti v Shortcliffe - Francis Ruldoph Shortcliffe Whanau Trust
416 Aotea MB 275416 AOT 275Te Ture Whenua Māori Act 1993, section 241Trusts.
08.06.20
Parata - Waitangi A1A2
95 Tairawhiti MB 21095 TRW 210Te Ture Whenua Māori Act 1993, section 238Appointment of trustee.
24.06.20
Ua v Ua - Succession to Te Waharoa Cookson Ua
64 Te Waipounamu MB 264 TWP 2Te Ture Whenua Māori Act 1993, section 43Succession.
24.06.20
Te Moni - Wharepouri Te Moni
Chief Judge's MB 544
2020 CJ 544Te Ture Whenua Māori Act 1993, section 45Application for exercise of special powers - trusts.
26.06.20
Stirling - Opape No 1A No 1B
Chief Judge's MB 526
2020 CJ 526Te Ture Whenua Māori Act 1993, section 45Trusts.
26.06.20
Jarrett - Estate of Ngapeeti Haora
Chief Judge's MB 561
2020 CJ 561Te Ture Whenua Māori Act 1993, section 45Application for special exercise of powers.
26.06.20
Scott - Tiaho Mateparae Whanau Trust
417 Aotea MB 123
417 AOT 123Te Ture Whenua Māori Act 1993, section 241Termination of trust.
30.06.20
Walker - Mangawhati 3B3 and Mangawhati 3B1
214 Taitokerau MB 88
214 TTK 88Te Ture Whenua Māori Act 1993, section 19Injunction.
03.07.20
Peacocke - Part Puketiti 2B 2B 1 Block and Lot 1-Deposited Plan South Auckland 33533
205 Waikato Maniapoto MB 202
205 WMN 202Te Ture Whenua Māori Act 1993, sections 18 and 131Land transfer - status of land
07.07.20
Stewart v Stewart - Kaiwaitau 6 and Other Blocks
236 Waiariki MB 37
236 WAR 37Te Ture Whenua Māori Act 1993, sections 231 and 244Removal of trustee - breach of trust.
07.07.20
Manuel v Carroll - Lot 1 Deposited Plan 5004 Part Waimarama 3A1AJ
83 Tākitimu MB 41
83 TKT 41Te Ture Whenua Māori Act 1993, section 19Injunction.
09.07.20
Seymour v Spellman - Kawhia 02 Section 4 Block (Waipapa Marae)
205 Waikato Maniapoto MB 294
205 WMN 45Māori Reservation Regulations 1994, r 21Inquiry into administration of reservation.
10.07.20
Tuhi v Tuhi - Toa Toa Tuhi Estate
283 Tākitimu MB 51
283 TKT 51Te Ture Whenua Māori Act 1993, section 238Enforcement of obligations of trust.
22.07.20
Walker-Grace - Lot 5 Allotment 54 Parish of Matakohe
214 Taitokerau MB 211
214 TTK 211Te Ture Whenua Māori Act 1993, section 43Application for rehearing.
28.07.20
Booth v Herlihy - Waikoukoutauanui 6B 6C and 6DB Block
2020 Chief Judge’s MB 632
2020 CJ 632Te Ture Whenua Māori Act 1993, section 45Application of exercise of special powers - trusts - status of land.
31.07.20
Phillips v King - Phillips Whanau Trust
418 Aotea MB 249
418 AOT 249Te Ture Whenua Māori Act 1993, section 241Termination of trust.
06.08.20
Tareha v Pene - Waiohiki 1C1D
83 Tākitimu MB 294
83 TKT 294Te Ture Whenua Māori Act 1993, sections 231, 238, 239 and 240Trustees - breach of trust - tax.
14.08.20
Paikea v Paikea - Wiremu Mitai Paikea Whanau Trust
215 Taitokerau MB 229
215 TTK 229Te Ture Whenua Māori Act 1993, section 241Creation of whānau trust.
18.08.20
Tihi v Nuku Ruatoki B Sections Aggregated Ruatoki C Sections Aggregated
238 Waiariki MB 127
238 WAR 127Te Ture Whenua Māori Act 1993, section 18Trust - ownership of house.
18.08.20
Emmerson - Estate of Beatrice Annie Loper
Chief Judges MB 692
2020 CJ 692Te Ture Whenua Māori Act 1993, section 45Succession.
24.08.20
Broughton v Tukapua - Horowhenua 11B36 2L4A Reservation Kawiu Marae
419 Aotea MB 144
419 AOT 144Te Ture Whenua Māori Act 1993, sections 37, 67, 237 and 238, Māori Regulations 1994, r 12Trustees.
26.08.20
Te Moni - Estate of Wharepouri Te Moni
Chief Judges MB
2020 CJ 714Te Ture Whenua Māori Act 1993, sections 45Succession.
28.08.20
Stone v Couch - Rapaki MR875 39A
65 Te Waipounamu MB 61
65 TWP 61Māori Reservations Act 1994, s 21Inquiry into administration of Reservation.
31.08.20
Raukawa v Lux - Opape 3A1E
238 Waiariki MB 119
238 WAR 119Māori Reservations Act 1994, s 338Trustees.

 

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