Te Ture Whenua Maori Act 1993
Maori Land Act 1993

70 Representation of parties, etc

(1)

Any party or other person entitled to appear in any proceedings in the court may appear—

(a)

personally; or

(b)

by a barrister or solicitor of the High Court; or

(c)

with the leave of the court, by any other agent or representative.

(2)

Any leave under subsection (1)(c) may be given on such terms as the court thinks fit, and may at any time be withdrawn.

(3)

In any proceedings under this Act, the court may appoint a barrister or solicitor—

(a)

to assist the court, where any application before the court is unopposed and the court considers that it should hear argument on any point; or

(b)

to represent any person or class of person, where the court considers that the interests of that person or class of person could be affected by any order that may be made in the proceedings.

(4)

A barrister or solicitor appointed under subsection (3) may call any person as a witness in the proceedings, and may cross-examine witnesses called by any party to the proceedings or by the court.

Compare: 1953 No 94 s 58