Chief Judge’s powers – erroneous vesting of life interest – Heke v Heke

Heke v Heke - Estate of James Heke

Māori Land Court [2013] Chief Judge's MB 996 (2013 CJ 996)

22 November 2013

Chief Judge's powers used to revoke orders of the Māori Land Court granting a life interest in Adeline Heke over all the lands in question. She was entitled only to a life interest in the house block.

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Succession by whāngai

Edgecombe - Succession to Taiāwhio Waaka also known as Kelly Waaka

Māori Land Court (2012) 19 Takitimu MB 165 (19 TKT 165)

16 October 2012

The applicants were found to be whāngai children to the deceased. The first applicant was not entitled to succeed to the deceased's Māori land interests. The second applicant was entitled to succeed to a life interest in those lands.

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