New Zealand Law Society - Expressions of Interest - Māori Land Court Judge appointments

Expressions of Interest - Māori Land Court Judge appointments

On behalf of the Minister for Māori Development, Te Puni Kōkiri seeks expressions of interest for two positions of Judge of the Māori Land Court. The location of the two positions has not yet been decided and will be confirmed as part of this process.

Māori Land Court judges exercise the jurisdiction of the Māori Land Court and the Māori Appellate Court, principally under Te Ture Whenua Māori Act 1993. The Māori Land Court is the judicial forum for interaction with owners and interested people about the current and future use, ownership, occupation and management of Māori land. Under the Treaty of Waitangi Act 1975, the Chair of the Waitangi Tribunal may also appoint judges to serve as presiding officers for Waitangi Tribunal inquiries.

Applicants must have held a practising certificate as a barrister or solicitor for at least seven years. Successful candidates will demonstrate legal excellence, as well as knowledge and understanding of te reo Māori, tikanga Māori and Te Tiriti o Waitangi.

A position description with relevant appointment criteria and an expression of interest form are available from Te Puni Kōkiri’s website.

Applicants must submit the Expression of Interest form and a full curriculum vitae to the Chief Executive of Te Puni Kōkiri, PO Box 3943, Wellington 6140 or by emailing by Sunday 8 November 2020.

For further information contact Evan Martin by emailing

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