Road at Papaaroha – possession orders to remove occupiers – Henare v Thames Coromandel District Council in the Court of Appeal

Henare v Thames Coromandel District Council

Court of Appeal [2012] NZCA 179

9 May 2012

In November 2011 the High Court refused leave to appeal from its decision dismissing an appeal against possession orders obtained by Thames Coromandel District Council in 2010. The Council had obtained those orders from the District Court over an area of roadway leading to a beach at Papaaroha on the Coromandel Colville Road. The orders were sought to remove a group of persons occupying the site in support of their belief that the land remained Māori land.

The unsuccessful appellants sought leave from the Court of Appeal to appeal from the High Court’s judgment. Leave was refused in May 2012.

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Road at Papaaroha – possession orders to remove occupiers – Henare v Thames Coromandel District Council

Henare v Thames Coromandel District Council

High Court, Hamilton (CIV-2010-419-1487)

29 September and 11 November 2011

Thames Coromandel District Council obtained possession orders from the District Court in October 2010 over an area of roadway leading to a beach at Papaaroha on the Coromandel Colville Road. The orders were sought to remove a group of persons occupying the site in support of their belief that the land remained Māori land.

Those in occupation vacated the land but appealed to the High Court. Miller J dismissed their appeal in September 2011.

The unsuccessful appellants then sought leave from the High Court to appeal to the Court of Appeal from that judgment. Miller J refused to grant the leave sought on 11 November 2011.

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