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My husband's mother passed away in 2012. In her will, her 4
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I'm in Whangarei, NZ. On CoT NA42A/229 Aver, Anne Cunningham
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Morena can I ask you where would I find case law regarding
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I have tried to locate a part of the trust deed (below)
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In relation to a Maori Land Trust, can the legal entity have
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This question/s relate to dealing with the Maori Land Court
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There what are the rules around papakainga and selling a
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My mother passed away and left her Maori shares in Maori land
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Our trust has an informal lease with a dairy milk farmer where
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