Hon Nanaia Mahuta
Te Minita Whanaketanga Māori
Minister for Māori Development
21 August 2018 PĀNUI PĀPĀHO
Māori Development Minister Hon Nanaia Mahuta has reappointed four members of the Waitangi Tribunal to maintain the
continuity and security of its decision making.
Sir Sidney (Hirini) Moko Mead, Professor Rawinia Higgins and Dr Grant Phillipson have all been reappointed along with
Chief Judge Isaac (Ngāi Tūhoe, Ngāti Porou, Ngāti Kahungunu) who has been reappointed for a further five-year term as
“Chief Judge Isaac possesses the key attributes needed to fulfil this important role, He also has extensive experience
from his time as a Chief Judge and Deputy Chief Judge.
“The four Tribunal members collectively bring 33 years of invaluable skill and experience to the Tribunal and they all
bring an enormous wealth of knowledge.
“These appointments ensure that the Waitangi Tribunal can continue its crucial role in the Māori world,“ said Nanaia