Easthope v Pirika - Te Ngae Farm Trust
(2012) 62 Waiariki MB 92 (62 WAR 92)
8 October 2012
The correct interpretation of the beneficiary clause of the trust order for the Te Ngae Farm Trust defined the beneficiaries of the trust narrowly as members of the hapū of Ngāti Rangiteaorere rather than more broadly to include all descendants of the tupuna (ancestor) Rangiteaorere.
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Tito v Tito
Court of Appeal  NZCA 493
29 October 2012
The Court of Appeal dismissed an appeal from the Māori Appellate Court's decision to appoint two interim trustees to an ahu whenua trust. The Court suggested the owners consider appointing an independent professional as sole responsible trustee given the narrow scope of the trust's operations.
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