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Court says taihoa on Landcorp farm sale

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The Supreme Court has issued a injunction stopping Landcorp selling a Bay of Plenty farm until it has decided whether it will hear an appeal.

Ngati Whakahemo challenged the sale of the Wharere Farm near Te Puke because it had a treaty claim over the land and wanted the chance to make an offer for it.

The Court of Appeal last week overturned a High Court judgment in its favour, because it said Landcorp’s actions were not reviewable.

The state owned enterprise wanted to complete the sale to a third party by May 30.

The Supreme Court has given Ngati Whakahemo chair Mita Ririnui until tomorrow to file submissions, and if necessary there will be a hearing next week to determine whether the appeal can go ahead.

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