Takamore v Clarke

Takamore v Clarke
Issue: Whether the common law of New Zealand should give effect to Maori custom when determining burial rights in respect of a deceaseds body; whether the executrix was entitled to take possession of the body notwithstanding a traditional Maori burial already having taken place.
Court: Supreme Court of New Zealand
Reference:   SC 131/2011
Neutral Citation:   [2012] NZSC 116
Judge(s): Elias CJ, Tipping, McGrath, William Young and Blanchard JJ
Date: 18 July 2012