1 Jul 2014

Wrangle over rights to holiday park

8:44 am on 1 July 2014

A feud between whanau over ownership rights to a Coromandel campground is playing out in public.

A Maori Land Court judge has ordered the Bank of New Zealand to hand over bank statements linked to Oamaru Bay Holiday Park.

Trustees of the W T Nicholls Trust have been wrangling over who owns the rights to the business and the income from its camping ground, caravan sites and cabins.

Judge Craig Coxhead also ruled that Hauraki Taxation Service must hand over any accounting documents it has about the business.

In 2012 some of the trustees applied to the court for George, William and Zena Nicholls as well as Cherie and Arohaina Povey to be permanently denied access to the holiday park.

The people who brought the case, including Mark, Viv and Sarah Nicholls, also asked for the rental income to be transferred to them.

Judge Coxhead said documents from Hauraki Taxation Service and the Bank of New Zealand must be filed with the Maori Land Court in Hamilton by 9 July.