Bernadette Roka Arapere and Rohario Murray establish Kōkiri Chambers
Barristers, Bernadette Roka Arapere and Rohario Murray, have established KŌKIRI CHAMBERS, a kaupapa Māori, virtual barristers’ chambers.
Bernadette (Ngāti Raukawa te au ki te Tonga, Ngāti Tūwharetoa and Ngāti Maniapoto) was formerly Crown Counsel in Public Law at the Crown Law Office and in private practice.
Rohario (Ngāi Te Rangi, Ngāti Ranginui, Tūhourangi, Ngāpuhi) joins Kōkiri Chambers from the legal team at the Ministry for the Environment and worked previously as Crown Counsel in the Treaty team at Crown Law.
Kōkiri Chambers’ barristers have expertise in Public and Administrative Law, litigation and dispute resolution, Te Tiriti o Waitangi, Māori Legal Matters and Environmental Law. Both barristers are speakers of Te Reo Māori and have authentic knowledge of tikanga Māori.
The virtual nature of Kōkiri Chambers allows their barristers to stay connected and available to assist their clients with their legal matters wherever they may be located.
Kōkiri Chambers operates in accordance with mātāpono (principles) and their vision – Hāpaitia te kaupapa, manaakitia te tangata, hei oranga mō te iwi - Champion the cause, care for others, for the wellbeing of all.
Ai ua, ai hau, ai marangai. Kōkiri!
Withstand the rain, the wind, the storms. Go forth!