Jurisdiction, partition and status of land – Māori Land Court had no jurisdiction to consider applications – Hakiwai v Collier

Hakiwai v Collier - Omahu 2M3

Māori Appellate Court (2001) 13 Tākitimu Appellate MB 164 (13 ACTK 164)

24 May 2001

Successful appeal against the decision of the Māori land Court granting orders to change the status and partition the land in question. The land was General land until a status order was registered against the title. Therefore the Māori Land Court had no jurisdiction to consider the applications for partition.

Download Hakiwai v Collier - Omahu 2M3 (2001) 13 Tākitimu Appellate MB 164 (13 ACTK 164) here (4.39 MB PDF).

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Status of land and jurisdiction – challenge to claim in adverse possession – Whaanga

Whaanga - Mahia Township Sections 90 and 91

Māori Appellate Court (2000) 34 Tairāwhiti Appellate MB 12 (34 APGS 12)

24 February 2000

Appeal against a decision by the Māori Land Court changing the status of land from General land to Māori freehold land and making determinations as to succession to the interests of the late Ihaka Whaanga. Appeal in respect of the status issue dismissed. There was no breach of natural justice or failure to consider certain submissions. Succession Order set aside due to jurisdictional errors of the lower Court.

Download  Whaanga - Mahia Township Sections 90 and 91 (2000) 34 Tairāwhiti Appellate MB 12 (34 APGS 12) here (1.87 MB PDF).

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