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3.5.2 Block name

(a) Punctuation

Separate the case name and block name by an en dash (–). The keyboard shortcut for an en dash on Windows computers is “Ctrl + -” (where “-” is the minus symbol) and on Apple computers “Option + -” (where “-” is the hyphen symbol).

(b) Block name

Give the block name in addition to the parties’ names. Historically, some decisions of the Māori Land Court and Māori Appellate Court were only referred to by block names and not by the parties’ names.

Eg Nicholls v Nicholls – Koromatua 3A (2017) 154 Waikato Maniapoto MB 128 (154 WMN 128).

(c) Applications involving succession

Cases of this nature do not usually involve a specific block of land. Instead they relate to the distribution of a deceased’s estate and therefore succession to interests in a number of blocks. They may be contested or uncontested. Cite these applications as:

Eg Martin – Estate of Jackie Te Ratu Tio (2013) 305 Aotea MB 1 (305 AOT 1).

Eg Rewha v Clarke – Estate of Tamehana Rewha (2017) 163 Taitokerau MB 164 (163 TTK 164).

(d) Applications with no “subject matter”

Some applications filed with the Court will not address a specific subject matter. Applications of this nature are usually filed pursuant to ss 29–30 of Te Ture Whenua Māori Act 1993 and should be cited in the same manner as contested cases, but without reference to a subject matter.

Eg Manuirirangi v Nga Hapu o Nga Ruahine Iwi Inc [2010] Chief Judge’s MB 355 (2010 CJ 355).

Eg Wano v Ngāti Hineuru Iwi Inc (2013) 24 Tākitimu MB 56 (24 TKT 56).

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