Here-turi-kōkā 2020 August – Contents

Ngā Whakaturetanga - Legislation

Te Ture Whenua Māori (Succession, Dispute Resolution, and Related Matters) Amendment Act 2020 - Toni Love

Legal education in Aotearoa New Zealand

Educating for a bijural Aotearoa New Zealand legal system - the aspirations of Māori academics - Professor Jacinta Ruru

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

2020 Māori Land Court judgments - index

2019 Māori Land Court judgments - index

Sir Edward Taihakurei Durie student essay competition 2020

Entries will open in Mahuru for the 2020 Sir Edward Taihakurei Durie student essay competition sponsored by the Māori Law Review. For more information and details on how the competition operates go here. Entries will close at 5 p.m. on Friday 25 Mahuru (September) 2020.


Legal education – educating for a bijural Aotearoa New Zealand legal system – the aspirations of Māori academics

Māori Law Review consultant editor Professor Jacinta Ruru introduces new research about strengthening legal education so that Māori law is a foundational component of legal education in Aotearoa.

The Borrin Foundation funded the report discussed here. It is the first stage of a national, multi-year project led by 16 Māori legal researchers associated with Ngā Pae o Te Māramatanga, New Zealand’s Māori Centre of Research Excellence. The project and the report explore systemic change in the legal studies curriculum at Aotearoa New Zealand universities as an important step towards integrating Māori law into Aotearoa New Zealand’s legal system. read more

Te Ture Whenua Maori (Succession, Dispute Resolution, and Related Matters) Amendment Bill – succession

A number of targeted amendments have been made to Te Ture Whenua Māori Act 1993.

The Te Ture Whenua Māori (Succession, Dispute Resolution, and Related Matters) Amendment Bill (Amendment Bill) passed its third reading on 22 July 2020. The Amendment Bill will come into force in January 2021.

Toni Love has prepared a series of articles describing the different areas covered by this law reform exercise. In this article, Toni looks at the Amendment Bill's changes to succession to interests under the legislation. read more

Te Ture Whenua Maori (Succession, Dispute Resolution, and Related Matters) Amendment Bill – dispute resolution

A number of targeted amendments have been made to Te Ture Whenua Māori Act 1993.

The Te Ture Whenua Māori (Succession, Dispute Resolution, and Related Matters) Amendment Bill (Amendment Bill) passed its third reading on 22 July 2020. The Amendment Bill will come into force in January 2021.

Toni Love has prepared a series of articles describing the different areas covered by this law reform exercise. In this article, Toni looks at the Amendment Bill's changes to dispute resolution mechanisms available under the legislation. read more

Te Ture Whenua Maori (Succession, Dispute Resolution, and Related Matters) Amendment Bill – jurisdiction of the Court

A number of targeted amendments have been made to Te Ture Whenua Māori Act 1993.

The Te Ture Whenua Māori (Succession, Dispute Resolution, and Related Matters) Amendment Bill (Amendment Bill) passed its third reading on 22 July 2020. The Amendment Bill will come into force in January 2021.

Toni Love has prepared a series of articles describing the different areas covered by this law reform exercise. In this article, Toni looks at the Amendment Bill's changes to the Māori Land Court's jurisdiction. read more

Te Ture Whenua Maori (Succession, Dispute Resolution, and Related Matters) Amendment Bill – operation of the Court

A number of targeted amendments have been made to Te Ture Whenua Māori Act 1993.

The Te Ture Whenua Māori (Succession, Dispute Resolution, and Related Matters) Amendment Bill (Amendment Bill) passed its third reading on 22 July 2020. The Amendment Bill will come into force in January 2021.

Toni Love has prepared a series of articles describing the different areas covered by this law reform exercise. In this article, Toni looks at the Amendment Bill's changes to the operation of the Māori Land Court. read more

Te Ture Whenua Maori (Succession, Dispute Resolution, and Related Matters) Amendment Bill – Māori land trusts and incorporations

A number of targeted amendments have been made to Te Ture Whenua Māori Act 1993.

The Te Ture Whenua Māori (Succession, Dispute Resolution, and Related Matters) Amendment Bill (Amendment Bill) passed its third reading on 22 July 2020. The Amendment Bill will come into force in January 2021.

Toni Love has prepared a series of articles describing the different areas covered by this law reform exercise. In this article, Toni looks at the Amendment Bill's changes to the operation of Māori land trusts and incorporations. read more

Te Ture Whenua Maori (Succession, Dispute Resolution, and Related Matters) Amendment Bill – remedies

A number of targeted amendments have been made to Te Ture Whenua Māori Act 1993.

The Te Ture Whenua Māori (Succession, Dispute Resolution, and Related Matters) Amendment Bill (Amendment Bill) passed its third reading on 22 July 2020. The Amendment Bill will come into force in January 2021.

Toni Love has prepared a series of articles describing the different areas covered by this law reform exercise. In this article, Toni looks at the Amendment Bill's changes to remedies available under the legislation. read more

Te Ture Whenua Maori (Succession, Dispute Resolution, and Related Matters) Amendment Bill – miscellaneous proposals

A number of targeted amendments have been made to Te Ture Whenua Māori Act 1993.

The Te Ture Whenua Māori (Succession, Dispute Resolution, and Related Matters) Amendment Bill (Amendment Bill) passed its third reading on 22 July 2020. The Amendment Bill will come into force in January 2021.

Toni Love has prepared a series of articles describing the different areas covered by this law reform exercise. In this article, Toni looks at the Amendment Bill's miscellaneous changes. read more