Poutū-te-rangi 2020 March – Contents

Te Kōkiri – Advocacy

2019 Te Hunga Roia Māori Moot - Judge Craig Coxhead

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

Status of land - investigate title to Māori customary land - tikanga Māori - ahi kā and use rights - Bell v Churton - Mataimoana (2019) 410 Aotea MB 244 (410 AOT 244) - Craig Linkhorn

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


Status of land – investigate title to Māori customary land – tikanga Māori – ahi kā and use rights – Bell

Bell v Churton - Mataimoana

Māori Land Court (2019) 410 Aotea MB 244 (410 AOT 244)

24 December 2019

Application to investigate the title of Māori customary land at Mataimoana according to tikanga Māori and determine governance arrangements for the land. The Court gave an interim judgment, finding that Ngāti Hau and Ngāti Pourua hold the land in accordance with tikanga Māori, and suggesting a whenua tōpu trust as a governance vehicle for the whenua.

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