Hamilton lawyer Michael Robb has been appointed a Coroner.
Mr Robb is currently employed at Crown prosecutor Almao Douch as a senior prosecutor. He maintained a private criminal litigation practice from 1995 to 2014 and before that was a litigation instructor at the Institute of Professional Legal Studies' Hamilton office.
Mr Robb has also been a Visiting Justice for the past 10 years, sitting at Waikeria, Rangipo and Spring Hill prisons.
He takes up his appointment on 8 April 2016, replacing Coroner Peter Ryan who has transferred from Hamilton to Wellington.