Te Ture Whenua Maori Act 1993
Maori Land Act 1993

9 Appointment of temporary Judges

(1)

Subject to section 11, the Governor-General may, whenever in his or her opinion it is necessary or expedient to make a temporary appointment, appoint 1 or more temporary Judges of the Māori Land Court to hold office for such period as is specified in the warrant of appointment.

(2)

The period specified must not exceed 2 years.

(3)

However, a person appointed under this section may be reappointed.

(4)

A person may not be appointed as a temporary Judge under this section unless that person is eligible for appointment as a Judge under section 7.

(5)

However, a person otherwise qualified who has attained the age of 70 years (including a Judge who has retired after attaining that age) may be appointed as a temporary Judge under this section.

(6)

Subsection (2) applies to an appointment made under subsection (5).

(7)

The power conferred by this section may be exercised at any time, even though there may be 1 or more persons holding the office of Judge under section 7 or section 10.

(8)

A person appointed under this section is to be paid, during the term of the appointment, the salary and allowances payable under section 13 to a Judge other than the Chief Judge and the Deputy Chief Judge.

(9)

A superannuation subsidy must not be paid to a person who is appointed as a temporary Judge under this section.

(10)

Subsection (9) does not apply to a compulsory employer contribution within the meaning of section 101A of the KiwiSaver Act 2006.

Section 9: substituted, on 25 November 2004, by section 103(1) of the Foreshore and Seabed Act 2004 (2004 No 93).

Section 9(5): amended, on 6 March 2007, by section 5 of Te Ture Whenua Maori Amendment Act 2007 (2007 No 4).

Section 9(9): inserted, on 1 March 2017, by section 7 of the Te Ture Whenua Maori Amendment Act 2016 (2016 No 69).

Section 9(10): inserted, on 1 March 2017, by section 7 of the Te Ture Whenua Maori Amendment Act 2016 (2016 No 69).