Te Ture Whenua Maori Act 1993
Maori Land Act 1993

28 Additional members for purposes of court’s special jurisdiction

(1)

An Order in Council made under section 27(1) may provide that, for the purpose of any claim, dispute, issue, question, or other matter to which the Order in Council relates, there shall be 1 or 2 additional members of the Maori Land Court or the Maori Appellate Court, as the case may require.

(2)

Each additional member shall possess knowledge and experience relevant to the claim, dispute, issue, question, or other matter to which the Order in Council relates.

(3)

No additional member shall be a Judge of the Maori Land Court.

(4)

The Order in Council may appoint the additional member or additional members or authorise the Chief Judge to appoint the additional member or additional members.

(5)

The Chief Judge shall, before appointing any person pursuant to an Order in Council made under section 27(1) for the purposes of any claim, dispute, issue, question, or other matter, consult with the parties to the proceedings about the knowledge and experience that any such person should possess.