The latest updates from the Inquiry:

05 May 2020 - Extension of Inquiry reporting date to 17 July 2020, Progress Report No 10 and latest disclosure of documents

Progress Report No 10 discusses the Inquiry's revised reporting date.  As a result of COVID-19, the Inquiry sought, and has been granted, a short extension to its reporting date. The report is now due to be delivered to the Attorney-General by 17 July 2020.

Find Progress Report No 10 here.

Documents
The Inquiry has published several more documents that have been reviewed under the protocol for reviewing classified material. The new documents relate to Operation Burnham and detention and can be found here.

25 March 2020 – Private hearings on Inquiry draft report cancelled

The private hearings on the Inquiry draft report as detailed in Minute No 22 have been cancelled due to the COVID-19 situation.

Confidential submissions were due to be heard in person from the core participants and the Crown Law Office (representing affected Crown agencies).

The Inquiry will instead use alternative means of engaging with parties in relation to their submissions if necessary ahead of finalising its report. The report is due to be delivered to the Attorney-General by 29 May 2020.

 

9 March 2020 - Minute No 22 and Progress Report No 9

The Inquiry has published its latest Minute which sets out the Inquiry's revised timeline in relation to submissions and hearings on its draft report and finalisation of the report for presentation to the Attorney-General.

Read Minute No 22 here.

The Inquiry has also published its latest Progress Report which confirms that the final report will be submitted by 29 May 2020 as a result of the Attorney-General agreeing to a further short extension. 

Find Progress Report No 9 here.

 

26 February 2020

The Inquiry has published the latest tranche of documents that have been reviewed under the protocol for reviewing classified material. These relate to Operation Burnham. They can also be found here.

 

19 February 2020

The Inquiry has published an Order for Disclosure of Information [PDF, 93 KB] (24 January 2020) and resulting Statutory Declarations from NZDF, GCSB and NZSIS.

The Order can be found here.

Statutory Declarations:

 12 February 2020 Statutory declaration of NZDF [PDF, 218 KB]

 11 February 2020 Statutory Declaration of GCSB [PDF, 1.1 MB]

12 February 2020 Statutory Declaration of NZSIS [PDF, 85 KB]

 

13 January 2020 - Latest disclosure of documents

The Inquiry has published the latest tranche of documents that have been reviewed under the protocol for reviewing classified material. These relate to detention and Operation Burnham. They can also be found here.

 

16 December 2019 - Latest disclosure of documents

The Inquiry has published the latest tranche of documents that have been reviewed under the protocol for reviewing classified material. These relate to detention, Operation Burnham and Operation Yamaha. They can also be found here.

 

12 October 2019 - Progress Report No 8

Progress Report No 8 discusses the Inquiry's revised timelines and provides an update on evidential hearings and the provision of information by Crown agencies. 

Read the full text here. [PDF, 170 KB]

 

11 December 2019 - Latest disclosure of documents

The Inquiry has published the latest tranche of documents that have been reviewed under the protocol for reviewing classified material. These mainly relate to detention. One document relates to Operation Burnham. They can also be found here.

 

4 December 2019 - Latest disclosure of documents

The Inquiry has published the latest tranche of documents that have been reviewed under the protocol for reviewing classified material. These relate to detention, Objective Yamaha and later operations. They can also be found here.

The Inquiry has also published updated versions of eight documents relating to Operation Burnham to include some names of NZDF personnel that had been previously redacted. The documents are: 09/04, 09/13, 09/15, 08/03, 08/07, 02/09, 02/11, 02/13.

  

22 November 2019 - Latest disclosure of documents

The Inquiry has published the latest tranche of documents that have been reviewed under the protocol for reviewing classified material. These relate to Operation Burnham, Objective Nova, Objective Yamaha and detention. They can also be found here.

 

8 November 2019 - Closing submissions Public Hearing Module 4

Four submissions have been received following the conclusion of Public Hearing Module 4 on Friday 18 October 2019: 

1 November 2019 Closing submission of NZDF after Public Hearing Module 4 [PDF, 582 KB]

1 November 2019 Submission on behalf of Nicky Hager after Public Hearing Module 4 [PDF, 532 KB]

4 November 2019 Closing submission of counsel on behalf of Jon Stephenson after Public Hearing Module 4 [PDF, 2.8 MB]

1 November 2019 Submission of Pacific Institute of Resource Management after Public Hearing Module 4 [PDF, 176 KB]

 

29 October 2019 - latest disclosure of documents 

The Inquiry has published the latest tranche of documents that have been reviewed under the Inquiry's protocol for reviewing classified material. The documents largely relate to Objective Yamaha, Objective Nova and later operations and can be read here.

 

24 October 2019 - Public Hearing Module 4 resumed - transcript and Bundle of Evidence

The transcript and Inquiry Bundle of Evidence for the resumed hearing have been published and can be found here.

 

11 October 2019 - Minute No 21

This Minute sets out how the Inquiry intends to proceed given that the Attorney-General the Hon David Parker has agreed to extend the Inquiry’s reporting date by three months to 31 March 2020.

Read the full text here [PDF, 126 KB].

 

10 October 2019 - Outline of proceedings Public Hearing Module 4 (resumed)

Read the outline of proceedings, which includes the witness list here [PDF, 178 KB].

The Inquiry will resume proceedings of Public Hearing Module 4 on Tuesday 15 October, Wednesday 16 October and Friday 18 October 2019 at the Royal Society of New Zealand, 11 Turnbull Street, Thorndon.  At the hearing, the Inquiry will take evidence from a number of current and former New Zealand Defence Force personnel as outlined in Minute No 20.

If attending the hearing, please read the guidelines for the public here [PDF, 151 KB].

 

 

Updates

The Inquiry website is regularly updated with new Rulings, Minutes, submissions and other information. If you want to be notified about new content added to the website, please email: updates@inquiry.govt.nz.

 

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