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Chief Justice Sian Elias

Chief Justice Sian Elias

The chief justice heads the judiciary and presides over the Supreme Court. In 2011 Sian Elias was New Zealand's chief justice. She is pictured at the High Court in Whangārei in 2009.

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Philip A. Joseph and Thomas Joseph, 'Judicial system - Supreme Court and Court of Appeal', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 20 July 2024)

Story by Philip A. Joseph and Thomas Joseph, published 20 Jun 2012, updated 11 Oct 2016