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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