Pānui to owners of Maranuku B

(Māori freehold land)
(Also known as Te Karoro B – Glenomaru Blk IV Pt Sec’s 47 & 49)

We refer to the previous pānui in the March and May 2016 editions of Te Pānui Rūnaka. We advise that the application is being made to the Māori Land Court to confirm the variations Rona Williamson is seeking to her occupation order over part of Maranuku B. The first variation is an increase in size from 1200m2 to 8000m2. The proposed increase in size means the occupation order will include the current site and extend down towards the coast including the area below the roadway into Maranuku B. Secondly, Mrs Williamson is seeking an order that the occupation order can be transferred to a Whānau Trust and will last for the lifetime of the Whānau Trust. Prior to the April meeting, three objections had been received. All those present at the April meeting supported the variations that Mrs Williamson is seeking. Following the meeting, one further objection was received. [Read more…]

Māori freehold land

(also known as Te Karoro B – Glenomaru Blk IV Pt Sec’s 47 & 49)

Further to the previous pānui in the March issue, we advise that a meeting of owners for the above land was held at Kaka Point on 16 April. Approximately 30 attended but not all of those present were owners. It was acknowledged that some had not received adequate notice of the meeting so the following decisions made at the meeting are only preliminary. The preliminary decisions are as follows:

That an Ahu Whenua Trust be established over Maranuku B. [Read more…]

On 6 November, the Ngāi Tahu Māori Law Centre Inc was named the winner of the 2014 Māori Business Award, at the Westpac Otago Chamber of Commerce Business Awards, held in Dunedin.

The Māori Business Award was sponsored by Ngāi Tahu Holdings Corporation and it was the first time that the Ngāi Tahu Māori Law Centre had entered the prestigious awards.

Ngāi Tahu Māori Law Centre, manager, Joy Smith, says they are extremely pleased with the results and that it is was an honour to be the recipient of the award.
“These awards do lift our profile – I’ve already had people congratulate me,” she says. [Read more…]

Lawyers from the Ngāi Tahu Māori Law Centre will be available in the following centres to assist all Māori, individual/whānau with matters relating to Māori land. Clinics at Te Tai o Poutini/West Coast and Christchurch are subject to sufficient bookings.

Arowhenua Marae
38 Huirapa Road, Temuka
Tuesday 28 October
10.30am to 1pm

Te Rūnanga o Makaawhio
56 Brittan Street, Hokitika
Wednesday 29 October
9.30am to 12 noon [Read more…]