Gordon Campbell | Parliament TV | Parliament Today | News Video | Crime | Employers | Housing | Immigration | Legal | Local Govt. | Maori | Welfare | Unions | Youth | Search

 

Death of Judge David Ambler

Attribute to Chief Māori Land Court Judge, and Chairperson of the Waitangi Tribunal, Judge Isaac Wilson:

Tiwhatiwha te pō! Kua hinga te tōtara o te Waonui! Kua tau te pōkēkēao ki runga i a tātou. E Rawiri tēnei mātou e auhi nei, e ruku popoi nei mōu i huri kaweka ki ngā rire-ā-rangi.

It is with deep sadness that I can confirm that Judge David Ambler, a Judge of the Māori Land Court and Presiding Officer in the Waitangi Tribunal, passed away on Saturday night in Whangārei. He spent the night with his whānau in Whangārei and will be taken to Moko Marae at Waitangi near Te Puke where he will lie before his burial on Wednesday. I will be attending Judge Ambler’s tangihanga along with Māori Land Court judges, Waitangi Tribunal members, Māori Land Court staff and Waitangi Tribunal staff.

Judge Ambler was appointed to the Court in June 2006 and was one of two resident Judges for the Taitokerau District. He was also appointed Presiding Officer of the Te Rohe Pōtae Inquiry in 2006.

After being appointed to the bar in 1990 Judge Ambler worked as a Staff Solicitor at Kensington Swan Solicitor’s Auckland. He then moved to Rotorua in 1992 working with East Brewster Solicitors, before becoming a partner in 1997.

During his time as a lawyer Judge Ambler advised and represented clients in relation to a range of Māori land issues and acted for a number of Māori trust boards and incorporations as well as representing claimants before the Waitangi Tribunal in Hauraki, Te Urewera, Wairarapa ki Tararua and the Central North Island.

Judge Ambler was a respected colleague of everyone he worked with the Court and the Tribunal. Fluent in te reo Māori, Judge Ambler brought to his work his knowledge, commitment and passion for the law, tikanga Māori and Iwi Māori.

While we grieve for our brother Judge, Judge Ambler’s death is an intensely personal loss for his whānau and close friends. On behalf of the Māori Land Court and the Waitangi Tribunal I want to publicly extend my deep and sincere sympathies to his wife Tai, his children, moko and his wider whānau at this sad time.

Kua pōhara tātou katoa i tō rironga e te rangatira. Haere ki a Ruakūmea, ki a Ruatōia, e kukume tonu nei, e tōtō tonu nei i te tangata ki te pō.

Ko te aunga o te moe ki a koe e hoa.

ENDS


© Scoop Media

 
 
 
Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

 

Dealing Crackdown, Addiction Support: Government Action On Synthetics

The NZ Drug Foundation has welcomed the Government’s response to synthetic drug deaths. The response strikes a balance between giving law enforcement the tools they need to target criminal networks and changing drug law to make it easier for people to access help when they need it. More>>

ALSO:

Strategy Committee Unanimous: Wellington To Forge Ahead With Convention Centre

The three-storey Cable Street building, with around 18,000-square metres of floor space, will comfortably be able to host 1500 people for conventions. It includes a 1651sq m exhibition area that will attract international exhibitions too big for nearby Te Papa and provide an always-changing visitor attraction. More>>

ALSO:

Surveying The Surveillance: First IGIS Review Of Warrants Under New Act

The report sets out the Inspector-General’s interpretation of the new warrant provisions under the ISA and her expectations of the GCSB and NZSIS when they prepare warrant applications. More>>

SSC: 2018 Public Service Workforce Data Published

State Services Commissioner Peter Hughes has published the 2018 Our People, Public Service Workforce Data , which shows the Public Service is making significant progress in important areas. More>>

ALSO:

Sinking Cap: Auctions, Permanent Forests, Added To ETS

The move to auctions, signalled in an August consultation paper, will help put a cap on the number of emission units available over time. Annual announcements, looking forward five years, will help provide certainty for scheme participants, she said. More>>

ALSO:

Joint Select Committee Report: Achieving Smokefree 2025

In a historic first for select committees, the Māori Affairs Committee and the Health Committee presented their joint report on achieving the Smokefree 2025 goal to the House on Tuesday, 11 December 2018. More>>

"Shared Interests And Democratic Values": Peters To Visit USA

Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Affairs Minister Winston Peters will travel to Washington D.C. for talks with US Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo and other senior members of the US Administration. More>>

 
 
 
 
 

LATEST HEADLINES

  • PARLIAMENT
  • POLITICS
  • REGIONAL
 
 

InfoPages News Channels