Māori reservation – land set aside as urupā – Graham

Graham - Parish of Komakorau Lot 240B 2

Māori Land Court (2014) 80 Waikato Maniapoto MB 260 (80 WMN 260)

2 July 2014

Māori freehold land was set aside as a Māori reservation for the purpose of an urupā.  Strict conditions were imposed to mitigate the concerns of neighbours and the Waikato District Council.

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Public works – proposed taking not fair, sound or reasonably necessary – Grace

Grace v Minister for Land Information

Environment Court [2014] NZEnvC 82

8 April 2014

The Environment Court decided that compulsory acquisition of Māori freehold land (owned by Mrs Patricia Grace but recently gazetted as a Māori reservation) cannot be supported because the proposed taking is not fair, sound and reasonably necessary as required by s 24(7)(d) of the Public Works Act 1981.

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Māori reservation – insufficient support for partition – Taniora

Taniora - Te Koutu Mourea Māori Reservation

Māori Land Court (2014) 91 Waiariki MB 173 (91 WAR 173)

6 March 2014

The applicants sought to have one acre excluded from Te Koutu Mourea Māori Reservation and to have it partitioned and vested in Erana Waiomio. While there was support for the exclusion, there was insufficient support for the partition. There was also a lack of evidence to demonstrate that the partition would facilitate better utilisation and development of the land.

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Māori reservation approved for a whare wānanga for kaupapa waka – Busby

Busby - Okokori B

Māori Land Court (2013) 52 Taitokerau MB 133 (52 TTK 133)

17 January 2013

This was the second reserved judgment of Judge Ambler concerning Hekenukumai (Hec) Busby's application for the setting aside of land for a Māori reservation for a whare wānanga for kaupapa waka. Judge Ambler was satisfied that the trust deed of the Hekenukumai Ngā Iwi Trust, the proposed beneficiary, aligned with the purposes of the reservation. Application granted.

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Māori reservation – whare wānanga for kaupapa waka – Busby

Busby - Okokori B

Māori Land Court (2012) 50 Taitokerau MB 9 (50 TTK 9)

26 October 2012

Objections to an application to set aside land as a Māori reservation for a whare wānanga were dismissed. The rationale for the reservation was of "unquestionable merit" and would not affect the mana of Ngāti Tara. Application adjourned to allow for the applicant to provide more information about the proposed beneficiary, the Hekenukumai Trust.

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Māori reservation – application for inquiry into administration misconceived – Webster

Webster - Komakorau Parish of 146B1A (Hukanui Marae)

Māori Land Court (2012) 42 Waikato Maniapoto MB 83 (42 WMN 83)

28 June 2012

An application to inquire into the administration of Komakorau Parish of 146B1A (Hukanui Marae) was dismissed.

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Māori reservation – tangata whenua opposed creation of reservation – Gibbs v Te Runanga o Ngati Tama

Gibbs v Te Runanga o Ngati Tama - Part Lot 2 & Lot 1 DP 4866 (TNK 4/901) and Setion 1 SO 10359 CT TNK 4/792

Māori Land Court (2011) 274 Aotea MB 47 (274 AOT 47)

26 October 2011

Application for the creation of a Māori reservation dismissed. The proposed beneficiary was the Gibbs whānau. The applicants were not tangata whenua and while the application was supported by some hapū, it was forcefully opposed by Ngāti Tama. The application may have succeeded if the beneficiaries were local iwi and hapū.

Download Gibbs v Te Runanga o Ngati Tama - Part Lot 2 & Lot 1 DP 4866 (TNK 4/901) and Setion 1 SO 10359 CT TNK 4/792 here (370 KB PDF). read more

Māori reservation – application for rehearing of status determination granted – Merito

Merito - The Moutoki, Tokata and Rūrima Islands

Māori Land Court (2011) 34 Waiariki MB 176 (34 WAR 176)

30 June 2011

Application for rehearing of a 2010 status determination granted. Application for review dismissed. Since three official records of the Islands conflicted, an expert was engaged to provide the Court with a comprehensive history of the Rūrima Islands from a title investigation and survey perspective.

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Māori reservation – termination of trusteeship – Pita v Ngatiwai Ki Whangaruru Whenua Topu Trust Board

Pita v Ngatiwai Ki Whangaruru Whenua Tōpū Trust Board - Whangaruru Whakaturia 1D9A & Whangaruru Whakaturia 1D10A

Māori Land Court (2010) 10 Taitokerau MB 40 (10 TTK 40)

22 September 2010

Trustees of the Ngatiwai ki Whangaruru Whenua Tōpū Trust opposed plans to develop a new marae complex. The marae committee, supported by beneficiaries, successfully applied for the termination of the Trust's trusteeship of the land and for the vesting of the land in the Ngatiwai Trust Board.

Download Pita v Ngatiwai Ki Whangaruru Whenua Topu Trust Board here (130 KB PDF). read more