September 05, 2023
Fox given top tribunal role
Māori Land Court Chief Judge Caren Fox has been appointed the new chairperson for the Waitangi Tribunal for a period of five years.
Associate Māori Development Minister Nanaia Mahuta says it’s another milestone for Chief Judge Fox, who will become the first wahine and wahine Māori appointed into the role.
She has two decades of presiding on numerous historical, urgency and kaupapa treaty claims, and has a deep understanding of the Tiriti o Waitangi.
Judge Sarah Reeves has been acting chair since former chair Judge Wilson Isaac retired at the end of April.