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Written by Leonie Molloy, Friends of Matapouri   
Sunday, 07 April 2013
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The decision by the Appeal Court on the Otito Reserve has been released on 28 February 2013.

In June 2012 members of Friends of Matapouri and the Hapu Trust attended the Appeal Court in Wellington.

The latest decision by three Judges confirms the decision by Justice Heath (released December 2010) that the Chief Surveyor erred in law by applying the wrong test in making the decision to approve DP 199214 and that it should not have been approved for survey purposes.

DP 199214 was the plan submitted and approved by LINZ that saw approx 1.1 hectares of reserve land incorporated into a private title. Most of this land was subsequently purchased by DOC for $3.5m and returned to reserve status.

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