January 24, 2022
High Court move opens Land Court spot
Te Puni Kōkiri is looking for lawyers who want to become a judge of the Māori Land Court.
Three new judges joined the court last year, but there is now a vacancy caused by the appointment of Judge Layne Harvey to the High Court.
Applicants, who must have held a practising certificate as a barrister or solicitor of the High Court of New Zealand for at least 7 years, are required to have knowledge and experience of te reo Māori, tikanga Māori and the Treaty of Waitangi
The court focuses on the use, ownership, occupation and management of Māori land, and judges also preside in Waitangi Tribunal inquiries.
The location of the position will be confirmed as part of the appointment process.
Applications closes on January 31.