Dr Paerau Warbrick
Barrister, BA, PGDipArts, MA, LLB, DipGrad (Otago), Barrister & Solicitor of the High Court of New Zealand,
Pūkenga, Lecturer (Appointed 2004)
Ngāti Awa, Ngāti Tūwharetoa, Te Arawa
Room: Richardson South Tower, Rm 4S6
Phone: 64 3 479 3973
Fax: 64 3 479 8525
Paerau’s research interests focuses on Māori land and law. He is a barrister with expertise in Māori land law. Paerau has regularly appeared in the Māori Land Court and is the leading barrister in the Māori Land Court in the lower South Island. He sits on the Common law committee of the Otago District Law Society and is also a legal adviser to lawyers in the Ngai Tahu Maori Law Centre in Dunedin. Most of Paerau’s research to date has focused on material he has produced for Māori Land Court sittings.
Paerau’s current research focuses on the Māori Land Court in the 1960s and 1970s (which is the topic of his PhD). He is also looking at whāngai (customary Māori adoption) in the Māori Land Court since the passing of Te Ture Whenua Māori Act 1993 as well as Judges of the Native land and Māori Land Court . He aims to produce research on all aspects of the Maori Land Court including its history, current law and jurisprudence.