Story: Waitangi Tribunal – Te Rōpū Whakamana

Chief Judge Joe Williams

Chief Judge Joe Williams

Joe Williams (left) became acting chair of the Waitangi Tribunal in 1999, succeeding Justice Eddie Durie, shown here greeting Justice Williams with a hongi. Williams (Ngāti Pūkenga, Te Arawa) formally chaired the tribunal from 2004 to 2009, when he was appointed a High Court judge. Before joining the Waitangi Tribunal he had been a lawyer representing claimants at a number of tribunal inquiries.

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Mark Derby, 'Waitangi Tribunal – Te Rōpū Whakamana - Tribunal changes, 1988 onwards', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/32498/chief-judge-joe-williams (accessed 20 November 2018)

Story by Mark Derby, published 20 Jun 2012