Ex-mayor Chin named in constitutional panel

Former Dunedin mayor Peter Chin is among a dozen high-profile New Zealanders who have been selected to oversee a review of the nation's constitutional arrangements.

Maori Affairs Minister Pita Sharples and deputy prime minister Bill English named the advisory panel yesterday, hoping its members would cover a range of society.

The panel will consider the size of Parliament, the length of the electoral term and whether New Zealand should have a written constitution, and canvass a range of Maori matters.

Law commissioner John Burrows QC and former Ngai Tahu chairman Sir Tipene O'Regan are co-chairmen of the panel.

Other members are: former New Zealand netball captain Bernice Mene, former New Plymouth mayor Peter Tennent, journalist and former MP Deborah Coddington, former deputy prime minister Michael Cullen, Maori researcher Leonie Pihama, former cabinet minister John Luxton, Te Kura Kaupapa teacher Hinurewa Poutu, Waikato University pro-vice chancellor Linda Tuhiwai Smith and Waitangi Tribunal member Ranginui Walker.

 

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