The conference will be held in the Westhaven Room, Lobby Level, Langham Hotel.

Sunday 9 March 2014

Time Event Presenters
From 4:00pm
Registration will be open in the foyer of Waitemata Ballroom, Lobby Level, Langham Hotel.
6:30pm - 8:30pm
Welcome Reception and Kapa Haka display

Rt Hon Dame Sian Elias, GNZM
Chief Justice of New Zealand

Monday 10 March 2014

Time Event Presenters
From 8:00am
Registration will be open in the foyer of the Waitemata Ballroom – Lobby Level.
8:30am - 9:30am
Powhiri and Conference opening

Ceremonial Māori welcome by the local iwi and court staff followed by welcome speeches and reply on behalf of guests

9:30am - 9:45am
Official Photo
9:45am - 11:00am
Access to Justice: Challenges for our region

Chair: 
Rt Hon Dame Sian Elias GNZM
Chief Justice of New Zealand

Panel:
To be confirmed

11:00am - 11:30am
MORNING TEA
11:30am - 1:00pm
Unrepresented litigants

Chair:
Judge Jan-Marie Doogue
Chief District Court Judge of
New Zealand Speaker:

Speaker:
Hon Chief Justice Marilyn Warren
Supreme Court of Victoria
Australia

Commentators:
Hon Chief Justice Gordon Ward
Tuvalu

Hon Chief Justice Sir John Muria
Kiribati

1:00pm - 2:00pm
LUNCH
2:00pm - 3:00pm
Alternative Dispute Resolution

Chair:
Judge Colin Doherty
District Court of New Zealand

Speaker:
Hon Justice Ambeng Kandakasi,
Supreme and National Court of Justice, Papua New Guinea

Commentator:
Chief Judge Frances Tydingco-Gatewood
Guam

3:00pm - 3:30pm
AFTERNOON TEA
3:30pm - 4:30pm
Pacific Executive Council Session

Chair:
Hon Chief Justice Patu Sapolu
Supreme Court, Samoa

From 6:30pm
Home Hosting

A number of Court of Appeal and High Court Judges will welcome you and your partner into their home for a taste of New Zealand

Tuesday 11 March 2014

Time Event Presenters
8:30am - 10:00am
Youth Justice
  • Perspective on criminal culpability
  • The adolescent brain
  • Dealing with young offenders
  • Court processes and sentencing
  • Child complainants
  • Child witnesses

Chair:
Judge Andrew Becroft
Principal Youth Court Judge of
New Zealand

Speakers:
Judge Heemi Taumaunu
District Court of New Zealand

Ms Lope Ginnen
Chair, Brainwave Trust,
New Zealand

10:00am - 10:30am
MORNING TEA
10:30am - 12:00pm
Domestic Violence

Chair:
Hon Chief Justice Diana Bryant
Family Court of Australia

Speakers:
Judge Peter Boshier
Pacific Judicial Development
Programme Advisor
New Zealand

Judge Leilani Tuala-Warren
District Court of Samoa

Mr Cam Ronald
Programme Manager
Pacific Prevention of Domestic
Violence Programme at
New Zealand Police

Chief Magistrate Stephen Felix
Vanuatu

From 1:00pm
Auckland Excursion

Auckland Harbour Cruise with lunch on board

5:30pm - 7:00pm
Cocktail Function

Hosted by His Excellency,
Lt Gen Rt Hon Sir Jerry Mateparae, GSZM, QSO
Governor-General of New Zealand and Lady Janine Mateparae at Government House.

From 7:00pm
DINNER

Own arrangements

Wednesday 12 March 2014

Time Event Presenters
9:00am - 11:00am
Written constitutions, human rights and customary law

Chair: 
Hon Justice Susan Kiefel
High Court of Australia

Speakers:
Dr Alex Frame
Barrister of New Zealand and
Cook Islands and Legal Historian

The historical perspective:
‘King Pomare’s 1819 Code of Laws in Tahiti’

Professor Jennifer Corrin
University of Queensland
Australia

Hon Chief Justice Tom Weston
Cook Islands

Commentator:
Hon Justice Joe Williams
High Court of New Zealand

11:30am - 1:00pm
Appellate Courts of the Pacific

(a)  A regional final court of appeals for the Pacific

 

 

 

 

 

 


(b)  Support for existing appellate structures

  

Chair:
Hon Chief Justice Sir Albert Palmer
Solomon Islands

Speaker:
Hon Justice John Alexander Logan RFD,
Federal Court of Australia

Commentators:
Judge Richard Clifton
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit

Hon Chief Justice Arthur Ngiraklsong 
Palau

Open Forum

1:00pm - 2:00pm
LUNCH
2:00pm - 3:00pm
Judicial education and administration in the Pacific.


Pulling the threads together.

Chair:
Hon Justice Helen Winkelmann
Chief High Court Judge of
New Zealand

Panel:
Hon Consuelo Marshall
U.S. District Court

To be confirmed

From 3:00pm
Closing remarks

Rt Hon Dame Sian Elias, GNZM
Chief Justice of New Zealand

From 6:30pm
Conference dinner

Westhaven Room – Langham Hotel

Note:  Dress for conference business sessions is business attire.  On Tuesday, for those delegates on the boat cruise, please feel free to wear casual clothing.