Leadership team

Our Leadership Team are the District Managers and Registrars from our regional network of offices who are responsible for delivering the day-to-day service across the country. the team consists of:


Don Cameron | Manager Justice Services and Registrar, Māori Land Court, Taitokerau District (Whangārei)

Don Cameron, District Manager and Registrar, Māori Land Court,

Born and bred in Whanganui, Don first began work with the Department of Māori Affairs in Whanganui in 1983, joining the Māori Land Court in 1990. He has held a range of positions across the court and brings extensive knowledge and experience to his current position as the Manager Justice Services, Whangārei and Auckland and Registrar in Whangārei.



Graeme Vercoe QSM | Manager, Justice Services and Registrar, Māori Land Court, Waikato-Maniapoto District (Hamilton), Waiariki District (Rotorua) and Tairāwhiti District (Gisborne)

Ngāi Tai ki Torere, Whakatōhea, Ngāti Pikiao, Ngāi Tūhoe

Graeme Vercoe QSM, District Manager and Registrar, Māori Land CourtGraeme joined the Māori Land Court in 2005 as Regional Director in Rotorua. Before this he held a number of management positions with the Department of Corrections and Department of Justice. Graeme served with the New Zealand Army for over 20 years, until retiring in the rank of substantive Lieutenant Colonel in the Royal New Zealand Infantry Regiment. Graeme was awarded a Queens Service Medal for public services in 2008 and is the current Registrar of the Māori Land Court Waikato-Maniapoto, Waiariki and Tairāwhiti Districts.


Kura Barrett | Chief Registrar, Māori Land Court, Wellington

Ngāti Maniapoto, Ngāti Manawa

Kura Barrett, Manager, Specialist Applications and Deputy RegistrarKura has worked in the Māori Land Court since 2005. She started as a Team Member Advisory in the Hamilton office and was appointed Team Manager Advisory in the Christchurch office in 2007. Kura has a Bachelor of Laws. Before this she worked in the area of outdoor education. Kura was appointed Chief Registrar of the Māori Land Court on 3 April 2017 and manages the Specialist Applications Team in Wellington.

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