Minister Hon Dr Pita Sharples today announced the
appointment of four new members and reappointment of seven
members to the Waitangi Tribunal.
All the positions
are short-term appointments of 12 months to allow for the
general election to take place and a new government to form.
New appointments to the Waitangi Tribunal
are: · Dr Angela Ballara
· David Cochrane and
Reappointments to the Waitangi Tribunal
are: · Tania Simpson
· Dr Aroha
· William Te Ranguia (Pou) Temara
Dr Monty Soutar
· Kihi Ngatai, QSM
Basil Morrison and
· Ronald Crosby.
Sharples also announced the reappointment of Chief Judge
Wilson Isaac as the Chairperson of the Waitangi
“Chief Judge Isaac has exhibited the
ability to maintain the confidence of key groups through the
Tribunal process and I am confident he will continue to do
this as he leads the Waitangi Tribunal’s work
programme,” Dr Sharples said.
congratulations to all new and reappointed members. I am
confident that they will work together well and provide
stability and continuity to support the Tribunal with its
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