Incorporation – no need to conduct investigation – Bennett v Proprietors of the Waipiro A22B3 Incorporation

Bennett v Proprietors of the Waipiro A22B3 Incorporation - Waipiro A22B3 Block

Māori Land Court (2014) 39 Tairāwhiti MB 257 (39 TRW 257)

30 May 2014

Application for investigation into an Incorporation's affairs dismissed. The evidence showed clearly that a 2013 AGM had not been held in accordance with the rules prescribed in the Incorporation's constitution. There was no need to conduct an investigation as there would be little else for an Examining Officer to report.

Download Bennett v Proprietors of the Waipiro A22B3 Incorporation - Waipiro A22B3 Block here (125 KB PDF). read more

Incorporation – withdrawal of resignation requires consent of Committee – Ngamoki-Cameron v Koopu

Ngamoki-Cameron v Koopu - The Proprietors of Mangaroa & Other Blocks Incorporated

Māori Land Court (2014) 91 Waiariki MB 279 (91 WAR 279)

12 March 2014

The steps taken to resign from the Committee of Management were adequate to effect a resignation which was unilateral and did not require acceptance by the Committee. Withdrawal of resignation determined to require the consent of the Committee.

Download Ngamoki-Cameron v Koopu - The Proprietors of Mangaroa & Other Blocks Incorporated  here (227 KB PDF). read more

Incorporation – election invalidated – Tahata v Tahata

Tahata v Tahata - Ngāwhakatutu A1A Incorporation

Māori Land Court (2014) 37 Tairāwhiti MB 217 (37 TRW 217)

5 March 2014

On an application to remove three persons on the Committee of Management, the Deputy Chief Judge declined to remove Mr Ben Tahata. However, an election held in 2012 was declared to be invalid and the positions on the Committee of Management of the two successful candidates were revoked.

Download Tahata v Tahata - Ngāwhakatutu A1A Incorporation here (259 KB PDF). read more

Status of land and Māori Incorporations – determining that land is investment land

Marumaru v Waipakuranui Incorporation

(2012) Māori Appellate Court MB 572

4 December 2012

The Māori Appellate Court dismissed an appeal from a decision that Māori land incorporations may sell General land which has not formally been determined to be investment land until some years after it was purchased without a resolution of owners.

Download Marumaru v Waipakuranui Incorporation (2012) Māori Appellate Court MB 572 here (503 KB PDF).

read more

Incorporation – ahu whenua trust established after liquidator discharged –Te Onetu Pihama Incorporation

Te Onetu Pihama Incorporation

Māori Land Court (2011) 266 Aotea MB 20 (266 AOT 20)

18 May 2011

16 years after being put into liquidation, the debts of Te Onetu Pihama Incorporation were repaid and the liquidation was brought to an end. An ahu whenua trust was established and the Māori Trustee was appointed responsible trustee.

Download Te Onetu Pihama Incorporation here (190 KB PDF). read more