Minute No 19 (18 July 2019) sets out the Inquiry’s approach to examining the public statements made by NZDF and the advice it provided ministers in relation to the issue of civilian casualties resulting from Operation Burnham.

A public hearing was held in Wellington on this issue beginning Monday 16 September. This was adjourned on Thursday afternoon, 19 September 2019. The hearing resumed on Tuesday 15 October 2019 and concluded on Friday 18 October 2019.

Read the outline of proceedings, which includes the witness list here [PDF, 166 KB].

 

Hearing transcript

Day 1: Monday 16 September 2019 [PDF, 700 KB]

Day 2: Tuesday 17 September 2019 [PDF, 665 KB]

Day 3: Wednesday 18 September 2019 [PDF, 676 KB]

Day 4: Thursday 19 September 2019 [PDF, 605 KB]

Day 5: Tuesday 15 October 2019 [PDF, 703 KB]

Day 6: Wednesday 16 October 2019 [PDF, 692 KB]

Day 7: Friday 18 October 2019 [PDF, 710 KB]

 

Inquiry Bundles of Evidence 

Inquiry Bundle for Public Hearing Module 4 - Part 1 [PDF, 27 MB]

Inquiry Bundle for Public Hearing Module 4 - Part 2 [PDF, 17 MB]

Inquiry Bundle for Public Hearing Module 4 - Part 3 [PDF, 19 MB]

Supplementary Bundle for Public Hearing Module 4 - Part 1 [PDF, 10 MB]

Supplementary Bundle for Public Hearing Module 4 - Part 2 [PDF, 10 MB]

Inquiry Bundle for Public Hearing Module 4 resumed [PDF, 18 MB]

 

Submissions and briefs of evidence

Monday 16 September 2019

NZDF opening submission Paul Radich QC [PDF, 414 KB]

Lieutenant General (Retired) Sir Jeremiah Mateparae - Brief of Evidence [PDF, 239 KB]

Commodore (Retired) Ross Smith - Brief of Evidence [PDF, 390 KB]

Tuesday 17 September 2019

Colonel Rian McKinstry - Brief of Evidence [PDF, 330 KB]

Brigadier Christopher Parsons - Brief of Evidence [PDF, 276 KB]

Major General (Retired) Peter Kelly - Brief of Evidence [PDF, 202 KB]

Wednesday 18 September 2019

Colonel Karl Cummins - Brief of Evidence [PDF, 179 KB]

Rear Admiral (Retired) Jack Steer - Brief of Evidence [PDF, 88 KB]

Colonel (Retired) Michael Thompson - Brief of Evidence [PDF, 57 KB]

Captain (Retired) Christopher Hoey - Brief of Evidence [PDF, 76 KB]

Lieutenant General (Retired) Rhys Jones - Brief of Evidence [PDF, 51 KB]

Lieutenant General (Retired) Timothy Keating - Brief of Evidence [PDF, 297 KB]

 

Public Hearing Module 4 (resumed)

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

  

Briefs of evidence

Tuesday 15 October 2019

Colonel (Retired) Jim Blackwell - Brief of Evidence  [PDF, 336 KB]

Wednesday 16 October 2019

Captain (Retired) Christopher Hoey - Brief of Evidence [PDF, 1.7 MB]

Colonel (Retired) Michael Thompson - Brief of Evidence [PDF, 708 KB]

Commodore (Retired) Ross Smith - Brief of Evidence [PDF, 638 KB]

Lieutenant General (Retired) Rhys Jones - Brief of Evidence [PDF, 2.3 MB]

Air Marshal Kevin Short - Brief of Evidence [PDF, 184 KB]

Friday 18 October 2019

Dr Wayne Mapp - Brief of Evidence [PDF, 144 KB]

 

Closing submissions after Public Hearing Module 4

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]

 

 

 

 

 

 

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