Resignation of trustees and appointment of independent trustee

Rātima v Sullivan – Tataraakina C Trust

Māori Land Court (2012) 15 Takitimu MB 57 (15 TKT 15) and 18 Takitimu MB 75 (18 TKT 75)

13 April 2012 (interim injunction) and 19 July 2012 (interim judgment)

In April 2012 the Court issued an interim injunction restraining the trustees of Tataraakina C Trust from taking any further steps in relation to the appointment of an Executive Officer or Project Manager and Office Manager until further orders of the Court.

Following further hearings a number of consent orders were made and the interim injunction continued.  These orders included the trustees resigning and being appointed advisory trustees to a newly appointed independent responsible trustee.

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Discharge of interim injunction to prevent eviction from Māori land; no serious question – Kerr v Stewart

Kerr v Stewart – Maketu A102

Māori Land Court (2012) 58 Waiariki MB 3 (58 WAR 3)

20 July 2012

The Court dismissed an interim injunction it had ordered in June 2012 on the basis that, after hearing further argument, the applicant did not have a tenable case. No serious question arose about his rights to occupy the land administered by trustees for an ahu whenua trust.

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