Trustee elections, postal ballots and statutory declarations of entitlement

Trustees of Lake Horowhenua Trust (2012) 285 Aotea MB 135 (285 AOT 135)

Māori Land Court 22 June 2012

Postal ballots could be used for trustee elections. Beneficiaries participating in the election would be required to complete a statutory declaration that they are current owners in the land and members of the Muaūpoko tribe.

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Trustees – removal – Rudd Senior v Proctor – Horowhenua 11 (Lake) Trust

Rudd v Procter - Horowhenua 11 (Lake) Trust

Māori Appellate Court (2012) 2012 Maori Appellate Court MB 107 (2012 APPEAL 107)

2 March 2012

The Māori Appellate Court dismissed appeals from a decision by Chief Judge Isaac declining to remove the respondent (Dr Proctor) as a trustee and directing the Registrar to engage an independent facilitator to conduct a meeting of owners to consider appointment of a further responsible trustee to the Horowhenua 11 (Lake) Trust.

The Appellate Court's judgment expressed concern at a paucity of reasons given for the decision under appeal.

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