Two Acting District Court Judges have been appointed, Attorney-General Christopher Finlayson announced today.
Tauranga Crown Solicitor Greg Hollister-Jones has been appointed an Acting District Court Judge with a jury warrant to be based in Rotorua.
Mr Hollister-Jones has been the Tauranga Crown Solicitor since 1998. In that time he has prosecuted criminal trials, appeals in the High Court and proceeds of crime appeals in the Court of Appeal. He was a barrister in Tauranga from 1992 to 1997 and a Crown prosecutor with Meredith Connell in Auckland from 1987 to 1992.
Judge Hollister-Jones will be sworn in on 5 April 2017 in Tauranga.
New Plymouth barrister and solicitor Haamiora Raumati has been appointed an Acting District Court Judge with a Family Court warrant to be based in Gisborne.
Mr Raumati has practised law in New Plymouth since 1995 and has worked for RMY Legal (formerly Reeves Middleton Young) since 1999. He was made a partner of that firm in 2002. He has experience in all areas of family law and is a Lawyer for the Child and Youth Advocate.
Judge Raumati will be sworn in on 3 April 2017 in New Plymouth.