Road at Papaaroha – possession orders to remove occupiers – Henare v Thames Coromandel District Council
Henare v Thames Coromandel District Council
High Court, Hamilton (CIV-2010-419-1487)
29 September and 11 November 2011
Thames Coromandel District Council obtained possession orders from the District Court in October 2010 over an area of roadway leading to a beach at Papaaroha on the Coromandel Colville Road. The orders were sought to remove a group of persons occupying the site in support of their belief that the land remained Māori land.
Those in occupation vacated the land but appealed to the High Court. Miller J dismissed their appeal in September 2011.
The unsuccessful appellants then sought leave from the High Court to appeal to the Court of Appeal from that judgment. Miller J refused to grant the leave sought on 11 November 2011.