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Temporary Māori Land Court Judge appointed

Hon Dr Pita Sharples

Minister of Maori Affairs

16 June 2014 Press Release

Temporary Māori Land Court Judge appointed

Mīharo Armstrong has been appointed as a temporary judge of the Māori Land Court for a period of one year, Dr Pita Sharples, Minister of Māori Affairs, announced today.

“Mīharo Armstrong has extensive experience in the Māori Land Court as well as considerable understanding of the operations of the Waitangi Tribunal”, said Dr Sharples. “Mr Armstrong has a sound understanding of tikanga Māori, and of the issues facing Māori land owners and their communities”.

“I congratulate Mr Armstrong on his appointment, which commences on 1 August 2014”, he said.

A temporary appointment is needed to assist with the workload of the Māori Land Court and the Waitangi Tribunal following the retirement of Judge Spencer last year. Māori Land Court judges also act as Presiding Officers in the Tribunal.

The Māori Land Court has an important role in supporting owners to administer Māori land in accordance with Te Ture Whenua Māori Act 1993.

“Te Kooti Whenua Māori is set up to assist the retention, use, development and management of Māori land as taonga tuku iho by Māori owners, whānau, hapū and descendants”, said Dr Sharples.

ENDS


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