Road at Papaaroha – possession orders to remove occupiers – Henare v Thames Coromandel District Council in the Court of Appeal
Henare v Thames Coromandel District Council
Court of Appeal  NZCA 179
9 May 2012
In November 2011 the High Court refused leave to appeal from its decision dismissing an appeal against possession orders obtained by Thames Coromandel District Council in 2010. The Council had obtained those orders from the District Court 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.
The unsuccessful appellants sought leave from the Court of Appeal to appeal from the High Court's judgment. Leave was refused in May 2012.