Chief District Court Judge Heemi Taumaunu says the priorities for the courts now are clearing the backlog of cases and increasing access to justice.
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Aotearoa screen industry due to emerge from lockdown- 12.30pm Newbreak
The Aotearoa screen industry was thriving before the lockdown, with a large number of local and internationals in or about to begin production. Hopefully those prosperous days will return.
50,000 court proceedings affected by COVID-19
When Judge Taumaunu was made the first Māori Chief District Court Judge last year, he knew that he had a huge task on his hands. What he didn’t know was that he would be steering our court system through a global pandemic.
"Pass the Rua Kēnana Bill"- Hone Te Rire
Descendants of Te Rua Kēnana gathered to give their submissions about the Rua Kēnana Pardon Bill this week.
New Chief District Court Judge carries on kaupapa of change
The innovative practices of Māori focused courts can provide better examples of court practice and transformative change. That’s the view of Heemi Taumaunu, the first Māori to be appointed as Chief District Court Judge.
Judge Heemi Taumaunu seeks transformative change in justice system
Recently-appointed Chief District Court Judge, Heemi Taumaunu seeking transformative changes in the justice system that ensures fairness and cultural understanding.
The 'hearts of the people' will decide treaty justice, not Crown
The hearts of the people will determine when a treaty grievance has been settled, not the Crown labelling a settlement 'full and final', says a leading treaty negotiator.
Report- Māori led 'total rethink' of racist criminal justice system needed
Māori have got the message across to an independent review group that racism is embedded in every part of the criminal justice system and that a Māori-led 'total rethink' is required.
Govt confirms yes/no question for cannabis referendum
The government has announced that in the 2020 election voters will get to say 'yes' or 'no' to legalising cannabis, based on a law which is yet to pass in-house.
Māori to address "racist" justice system
Māori experts in justice are being welcomed on to Te Papaiouru Marae. The pōhiri kicks off a three day long hui led by Māori, for Māori.