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Lawyers reappointed to tertiary councils

15 March 2017

Two lawyers have been reappointed to the governing councils of institutes of technology by Tertiary Education, Skills and Employment Minister Paul Goldsmith.

Ngaroma Tahana has been reappointed as a council member of Toi Ohomai Institute of Technology. She is a Solicitor with Gordon & Pilditch in Rotorua. Ms Tahana regularly conducts District Court jury trials, regulatory prosecutions for government departments, and appears on a wide range of cases in both the High Court and the District Court.

Bernard (Ben) Vanderkolk has been reappointed as Deputy Chair and a Council member of Universal College of Learning. He is the Crown Solicitor in Palmerston North and principal of the law practice BVA. His governance experience includes Massey University, where he is also a Ministerial appointee, and the New Zealand Law Society where he is President of the Manawatu branch. He is a Fellow of the Arbitrator’s and Mediator’s Institute of New Zealand.


Last updated on the 15th March 2017