Student volunteer editors 2013

The following student volunteers contribute to the Māori Law Review by helping with editing tasks and to compile our summary tables for the cases we report.

Hanna Shaw

Hanna Shaw, Ngāti Porou, Te-Whānau-ā-Apanui, Te Whakatōhea, is in her final year at Victoria University of Wellington, completing an LLB and a BA in History and English Literature. She is the Secretary of Ngā Rangahautira (the Māori Law Students Association at VUW) and is actively involved in other community organizations. She is interested in youth justice issues and the relationship between Māori and the law.

Edon Hoppenor

Edon Hoppener is a final year law student at Victoria University of Wellington. He has completed a BA (Hons) majoring in history and politics. His dissertation He Iwi Tahi Tatou: An Historiographical Account of Maori Assimilation explored the way in which Māori assimilation has been presented in orthodox history throughout the 20th century. He is interested in the historical and legal factors behind issues related to Maori and the law, particularly on the themes of expressions of power, challenging historical narratives and youth justice.

He has been a member of Nga Rangahautira (the Māori Law Students Association at VUW) for a number of years and volunteers at the Wellington Community Law Centre. He has also been involved in the Wellington Community Justice Project through the education and advocacy teams. He is currently working on a project to identify indigenous legal traditions in Wairoa.

Olivia Rabindran

Olivia is in her penultimate year of a LLB at Victoria University of Wellington. In 2012 Olivia completed a Bachelor of Commerce and Administration with a double major in International Business and Marketing. Olivia is a Russell McVeagh scholar and will be clerking with that firm over summer 2013-14. In 2013 she has tutored International Business at Victoria University. Olivia wants to use both her commercial and legal skills in the future. Issues facing Maori are of interest to her in both of these areas.

Daniel Song

Daniel is from South Korea, a country of Samsung and Gangnam Style. Daniel is a final year law student at Victoria University of Wellington. He enjoys participating in various community works and plays an active role in the Citizens Advice Bureau. Daniel is passionate about building safe and healthy families and working on legal issues affecting immigrant families in New Zealand.

Before studying law, Daniwl studied linguistics and interpreting at Auckland University. He has worked as a freelance interpreter for clients at the Tenancy Tribunal, also for the Police and various hospitals. He speaks Korean, Japanese, Chinese and a little bit of Swahili. He thinks Te Reo Māori is one the most beautiful languages in the world and plans to learn it.