Lawyer ap­pointed

Auckland City Harbour News - - NEWS -

Lawyer De­nese Henare ONZM is to be sworn as a District Court Judge to serve in Auck­land on Oc­to­ber 30.

Judge Henare was ad­mit­ted to the New Zealand Bar in 1974.

In 1975 she was a Com­mis­sioner on the Royal Com­mis­sion on Contraception, Ster­il­i­sa­tion and Abor­tion.

As a com­pany so­lic­i­tor for Air New Zealand she was coun­sel in­volved in the Mt Ere­bus in­quiry.

While in sole prac­tice she worked in Maori land law, ad­min­is­tra­tive law and pub­lic law, ap­peared in the Wai­tangi Tri­bunal, Maori Land Court, High Court and Court of Ap­peal.

She was the prin­ci­pal le­gal ad­viser to Waikato Tainui in their ne­go­ti­a­tions and is a for­mer Auck­land City coun­cil­lor and Law Com­mis­sioner.

Judge Henare (Ngati Hine, Nga­puhi) was ap­pointed an Of­fi­cer of the New Zealand Or­der of Merit in 1997.

Go­ing up: Amer­i­can as­tro­naut Mar­sha Ivins lets her hair down where there is no ‘down’ – in or­bit. She will be speak­ing at the Star­dome Ob­ser­va­tory & Plan­e­tar­ium this week­end.

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