MacFarlane v Trustees of the K & T MacFarlane Whānau Trust
Māori Land Court  Chief Judge's MB 127 (2014 CJ 127)
25 March 2014
Successful application for exercise of Chief Judge's powers to amend succession orders that erroneously excluded the applicant's father from succession to his mother's interests.
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Coote - Titi Islands
Māori Land Court  Chief Judge's MB 1018 (2013 CJ 1018)
6 December 2013
Orders vesting interests in Tītī islands in legally adopted children cancelled. Succession to the islands is determined not by the general law of intestacy but in accordance with Māori custom. Rakiura custom holds that only those related by blood may succeed.
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Heke v Heke - Estate of James Heke
Māori Land Court  Chief Judge's MB 996 (2013 CJ 996)
22 November 2013
Chief Judge's powers used to revoke orders of the Māori Land Court granting a life interest in Adeline Heke over all the lands in question. She was entitled only to a life interest in the house block.
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Anderson - Estate of Paul Anderson
Māori Land Court  Chief Judge's MB 783 (2013 CJ 783)
8 October 2013
Successful application to amend succession orders that erroneously excluded daughter from succession to the interests of her father. Neither the Adoption Act 1955 nor Te Ture Whenua Māori Act 1993 sever a person's connection to the land. Children adopted out are still able to succeed to interests in Māori land.
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Edgecombe - Succession to Taiāwhio Waaka also known as Kelly Waaka
Māori Land Court (2012) 19 Takitimu MB 165 (19 TKT 165)
16 October 2012
The applicants were found to be whāngai children to the deceased. The first applicant was not entitled to succeed to the deceased's Māori land interests. The second applicant was entitled to succeed to a life interest in those lands.
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