9 Jul 2018

Supreme Court judge's memory insulted - widow

From Morning Report, 7:48 am on 9 July 2018

The widow of a Supreme Court judge is accusing officials of insulting his memory by taking his name off a $300,000 public memorial. Justice Sir Robert Chambers died suddenly five years ago aged 59 and the government at the time announced a garden would be built at the Auckland High Court in his memory. The memorial, including a large marble plinth with his name on it was unveiled in March for the court's 150th anniversary but a short time later was fenced off and shrouded in tarpaulins. As Tom Furley reports, when the covers finally came off at the weekend, the marble had been replaced and the judge's name was gone.