Mike Mika makes history as Pasifika district court judge outside Auckland

From Morning Report, 8:52 am on 9 April 2021

The New Zealand city of Lower Hutt has become the first location outside Auckland to employ a Pasifika resident district court judge.

The selection of a Samoan New Zealander is being hailed as a milestone for diversity and representation.

Judge Mike Mika himself described his powhiri at Waiwhetu Marae in simpler terms, calling it a homecoming.

Dominic Godfrey was there.