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Two new Land Valuation Tribunal members appointed

Hon Rick Barker
Associate Minister of Justice

24 April 2008
Media Statement

Two new Land Valuation Tribunal members appointed

Associate Justice Minister, Rick Barker, has today announced the appointment of two new members of the Land Valuation Tribunals in Wanganui and Taranaki – Ken Pawson and Max Dick.

Ken Pawson joins Russell Goudie on the Wanganui Land Valuation Tribunal and Max Dick joins Roger Malthus on the Taranaki tribunal. Both new members were nominated by the New Zealand Institute of Valuers.

Background on Ken Pawson
Ken Pawson, of Wanganui, graduated from Lincoln University in 1983 with a Bachelor of Commerce in valuation and property management. He attained his valuer registration in 1998 after a time travelling overseas. He is an associate of the NZIV, a senior member of the Property Institute of New Zealand (PINZ) and is qualified in both urban and rural valuation. Mr Pawson is director of his own firm, was director of ValGroup (a national network of independent valuation practices) for 8 years until 2007 and is past chair of the Wanganui branches of NZIV and PINZ.

Background on Max Dick
Max Dick is a property consultant and registered valuer of New Plymouth. He attained a Diploma in Agriculture and Valuation Farm Management from Lincoln University, is a fellow of the NZIV and PINZ and a member of the New Zealand Institute of Primary Industry Management. Mr Dick specialises in rural valuations and has spent much of his career in and around Taranaki. He has been director of local firm, Hutchins & Dick Limited for 24 years.

Background on Land Valuation Tribunals
Under section 19(2) of the Land Valuation Proceedings Act 1948, Land Valuation Tribunals are constituted at a number of locations around the country. There are currently 19 tribunals.

Each tribunal consists of a District Court Judge, appointed as the Chairperson of the Tribunal; and 2 other members, one or both of whom shall be valuers registered under the Valuers Act 1948.

Tasked with determining the value of land under a number of Acts, Land Valuation Tribunals hear a range of expert evidence regarding valuation. The function of the valuer-members is to bring critical analysis to the evidence and enable the Tribunal to make a decision based in sound valuation practice. Members are appointed by the Governor-General for a term not exceeding six years, and are eligible for reappointment.


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