Denise Clarke is allowed to disinter the remains of her husband James Takamore from the Kutarere cemetry in the Eastern Bay of Plenty.
This has been authorised by three appeal judges Sir Andrew Tipping, Sir Peter Blanchard and Sir John McGrath from the Supreme Court of Appeal overruling the appeal by Josephine Takamore that her brother James Takamore should remain in his families district in Kutarere.
Time will tell if Denise Clarke will activate her wish and those of her two children to bury Jams Takamore in Christchurch close to his wife and theri children a son and a daughter.
The three judges agreed Maori culture has no authority, but instead common law has power over that of Maori customs.
Me hahu a Denise Clarke i te koiwi o tana hoa tane o James Takamore i te urupa o Kutarere ki roto o te rohe o Mataatua Waka, He whakatau na nga kaiwhakawā pira tokotoru na Ta Andrew Tipping, Ta Peter Blanchard me Ta John Mc Grath no roto o Koti Ikeike o te motu ina ratau i whakahe i te pira a Josephine Takamore kia pupuri tonu tana tungane ki te haukainga o te whanau ki Kutarere. Hoi ano kia tatari mena ka whakatinana a Denise Clarke i tona hiahia me era o a raua tamariki tokorua kia nehu kē te kōiwi o Jame Takamore ki Otautahi kē kia tata ki tana hoa wahine me āna tamariki he tamahine me tetahi tama. Kei te kī nga kaiwhakawā tokotoru kare he mana o te tikanga maori engari ke ko te ture kawanatanga te kawa nui ake i to te Maori.