His Honour K J Glubb, pictured above right with Her Honour Chief District Court Judge J-M Doogue, was sworn in as an acting District Court Judge for a term of two years on Thursday 20 March 2014 at the Auckland District Court. A Powhiri commenced the proceedings with the Avondale Maori Cultural group singing several songs to honour His Honour Judge Glubb.

Chief District Court Judge J-M Doogue welcomed Judge Glubb. Mr Howard Broad, former Commissioner of Police addressed the Court first. He was followed by Mr Aaron Perkins, on behalf of the Attorney-General and Crown Solicitors Auckland, then by Mr Adam Couchman, on behalf of the New Zealand Law Society. Judge Glubb replied in Maori and then translated in English for his address to the Court.

Judge Glubb was admitted to the bar in 1990. He is a partner with Auckland Crown Solicitors, Meredith Connell, where he has worked since 1999. His experience is in the field of criminal law and prosecution. He has regularly appeared in the District Court, the High Court and the Court of Appeal on a wide range of criminal prosecutions. Judge Glubb served with NZ Police from 1975 to 1998 becoming a senior legal advisor in 1993.