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What the new Government means for the Nelson Tenths

The change of guard brings with it hope and expectation, writes Kerensa Johnston.

 

 

NZ Herald

Nelson Tenths trial: Long-running property claim against Crown drawing to a close after 14 years of litigation.

 

 

One News

More than $1 billion is how much the descendants of Māori landowners in Nelson said has been lost as a result of a broken promise by the Crown.

 

A 10-week hearing started in the High Court in Wellington this week about the Nelson Tenths, which is the country’s oldest property claim.

 

It’s about an agreement in 1845 between the Crown and Māori customary landowners when Nelson was established.

 

 

Stuff

Reckoning with our history – An opportunity to do right by our region

 

When the Crown chooses litigation over dialogue, we squander potential, says Johny O’Donnell.

 

OPINION: A resolution to the Nelson Tenths Agreement is long overdue and can’t come soon enough, writes Johny O’Donnell.

 

 

NZ Herald

Nelson Tenths Reserves: Crown indicates it will baulk at handing out remedies for breaches over land deals

The Crown has apologised to Māori in the top of the south but is unlikely to budge on the extent of remedies sought over land deals during the settlement of Nelson.

 

By Tracy Neal, Open Justice multimedia journalist, Nelson-Marlborough,

 

The 1014

The Nelson Tenths Property Claim Heads to High Court

The longest-running property claim in New Zealand, known as the Nelson Tenths, has returned to the High Court for examination. In the 1840s, Māori landowners in Nelson sold 151,000 acres of land to the New Zealand Company under the condition that 10 percent of the land would be reserved for Māori in perpetuity. However, the Crown failed to uphold this agreement and reserved less than 3000 acres instead of the required 15,100 acres.

 

By David Faiumu, 14 August 2023

 

Te Ao Māori News

Landmark showdown: Nelson tenths battle returns to court
One of New Zealand’s oldest property law claims goes back to court on Monday. Customary Māori landowners in the top of the South Island have been fighting for justice since the 1840s over promises made but never fulfilled when the New Zealand Company bought land for the Nelson settlement. In 2017 the Supreme Court ruled the Crown had a legal duty to right the wrongs. Now, the High Court will decide what needs to be done to resolve the long-running saga of the Nelson tenths reserves, which stands as one of the largest pieces of litigation against the Crown this country has seen.

 
By Tracy Neal, Open Justice multimedia journalist, Te Tau Ihu o Te Waka a Māui, 14 August 2023

 

RNZ

Long-running Nelson Tenths Māori land case back in High Court in Wellington

The High Court hearing which begins today will examine the extent of the Crown’s breaches and the remedies by way of land, and compensation.

 
By Samantha Gee, Nelson Marlborough, Te Tauihu reporter, 09:00 pm, 14 August 2023

 

NZ Herald

Nelson Tenths Reserves: Losses to Māori from broken promises over land purchases estimated at more than a billion dollars

 The losses for Nelson Māori over unresolved land deals might have amounted to more than a billion dollars but it pales in comparison to the pain and suffering from the cultural loss of customary land, the High Court has heard.

 
By Tracy Neal, Open Justice multimedia journalist, Nelson-Marlborough, 14 August 2023, 06:14 PM

 

1 News

Historic Nelson Tenths property claim heads back to court

New Zealand’s oldest property claim, known as the Nelson Tenths, will go back to the High Court tomorrow after nearly 180 years.

 
By Jessica Roden, 1News Reporter, 06:00am, 13 August 2023

 

E-TANGATA

The Nelson Tenths : A story of unmet obligations

In 2017, in a groundbreaking case, the Supreme Court decided that the Crown owes legal obligations to the whānau and hapū of the Nelson region for what is known as the Nelson Tenths Reserves and Occupation Lands.

 

 

E-TANGATA

We are not going away

‘Had the land been returned when my grandfather was alive, he and my grandmother would’ve enjoyed a much better quality of life,” says Professor Sandy Morrison about The Nelson Tenths.

 

 

NZ Herald

Guardians of promised land in Nelson edge closer to final resolution after 180 years
One of New Zealand’s oldest property law claims goes back to court on Monday. Customary Māori landowners in the top of the South Island have been fighting for justice since the 1840s over promises made but never fulfilled.

10.00am, 12 August 2023

 

Stuff

Crown tactics in historic Nelson Tenths case called out

Commercial advisor Michael O’Connor says the Crown is trying to minimise its payments in the Nelson Tenths Reserve case.

 

 

Te Karere

Watch from approximately 4.17-7.25

 

Te Karere – 11 August 2023

 

RNZ

Nelson land case an example for other indigenous peoples

RNZ’s Julian Wilcox interviewed Professor Claire Charters from Auckland University law school for his Saturday Māpuna programme.  

 

 

RNZ

Nelson Tenths Māori land case set to go back to High Court | RNZ News

 

 

RNZ

NZ’s oldest property claim goes back to the High Court

 
 
From Nine To Noon, 9:30 am on 1 August 2023

 

The Listener

How 180-year land case has impacted NZ and others globally

 

Kerensa Johnston,

 

Nelson Mail

Historic property case could have wide ripples

 

 

Stuff

Resolving the Nelson Tenths: A call to Minister Parker