Te Taou application for an urgent inquiry into settlements declined

Memorandum-directions of the Presiding Officer declining an application for an urgent inquiry by Lou Paul, on behalf of Te Taou and others

Waitangi Tribunal (Wai 756, #2.112)

5 October 2012

The Tribunal’s Deputy Chairperson declined an application for an urgent hearing of a claim that sought to challenge the Crown’s approach to settlement negotiations in Kaipara and Tāmaki Makaurau.

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No urgent inquiry by Waitangi Tribunal into impact of Te Rarawa settlement on Hokianga

Memorandum-directions of the Presiding Officer declining the application for an urgent hearing by Rudolph Taylor and Patu Hohepa on behalf of the whānau and hapū of Hokianga

Waitangi Tribunal (Wai 2344, #2.5.12, 19 June 2012)

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Immigration decisions and the Waitangi Tribunal; spouses as taonga

Memorandum-Directions of the Deputy Chairperson declining an urgent inquiry into the Immigration Issues (Kumar) Claim

Waitangi Tribunal (Wai 2320, #2.5.3, 8 May 2012)

The Waitangi Tribunal declined to convene an urgent inquiry into a claim that removal from New Zealand of a person under immigration processes would amount to a breach of the Treaty of Waitangi because that person was regarded as a taonga by his wife’s family.

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No urgent inquiry into use of the Mangawhai forest in settlement of Ngāti Manuhiri historical claims

Memorandum-directions of the Presiding Officer declining the application for an urgent hearing by William Kapea and Michael John Beazley on behalf of themselves and Ngā Uri o Maki-nui

Waitangi Tribunal (Wai 2181, #2.5.7, 1 March 2012)

The Waitangi Tribunal refused to convene an urgent hearing into use of the Mangawhai forest in settlement of Ngāti Manuhiri historical claims. Despite relying on the Supreme Court’s decision in Haronga v Waitangi Tribunal the applicants did not demonstrate that they would suffer significant or irreversible prejudice, nor that they were ready to proceed to an urgent inquiry.

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