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Welcoming the attorney general

Welcoming the attorney general

Attorney General Chris Finlayson (centre) is welcomed onto Puatahi marae, Kaipara Harbour, with a traditional challenge. He was attending a hui at the marae as part of the government's review of the Foreshore and Seabed Act in 2010. The attorney general is always a minister of the Crown and has important responsibilities in relation to the legal system, as well as being titular head of the legal profession.

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Geoffrey Palmer, 'Law - The judiciary', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/37009/welcoming-the-attorney-general (accessed 19 May 2019)

Story by Geoffrey Palmer, published 20 Jun 2012, updated 11 Oct 2016