Appointment of trustees and trustees’ fees – Trust’s robust processes could serve as best practice template – Stebbing

Stebbing - Tauhara Middle 4A 2B 2C (Opepe Farm Trust)

Māori Land Court (2014) 92 Waiariki MB 218 (92 WAR 218)

17 March 2014

Successful application for the reappointment of three trustees, the appointment of an additional trustee, and an increase in the trustees' fees.

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Proposed ex-gratia payment to trustee – Mika – Te Manawa o Tuhoe

Mika - Te Manawa o Tuhoe

Māori Land Court (2012) 54 Waiariki MB 16 (54 WAR 16)

22 May 2012

The Court declined an application that a trustee receive an ex-gratia payment of $50,000 from trust funds for what was described as extra work above trustee duties during a transition period. Despite the trust being obviously indebted to the trustee for the significant work he undertook there was no precedent for such a payment.

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Trusts – interim trustees’ tenure extended – Hall v Opepe Farm Trust

Hall v Opepe Farm Trust - Opepe Farm Trust

Māori Land Court (2010) 22 Waiāriki MB 47 (22 WAR 47)

24 December 2010

The tenure of the interim trustees of the Opepe Farm Trust was extended for 12 months from 23 December 2010. Proposed payments to the trustees and the chairperson were modest but appropriate.

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