The latest updates from the Inquiry:

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].

 

2 October 2019 - Progress Report No 7

An update on Public Hearing Module 4, the latest disclosure of classified documents and the provision of information by Crown agencies.

Read the full text here [PDF, 163 KB]

 

25 September 2019 - Minute No 20

This Minute deals with the adjourned “cover-up” allegations hearing (Public Hearing Module 4). The resumed hearing will take place on Tuesday 15 October and Wednesday 16 October 2019 at the Royal Society of New Zealand, 11 Turnbull Street, Thorndon.  At that hearing, the Inquiry will take evidence from a number of current and former New Zealand Defence Force personnel.

Read the full text here [PDF, 85 KB].

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

 

10 September 2019

Public Hearing Module 4 - Monday 16 September to Friday 20 September 2019

This hearing examines the public statements made by the New Zealand Defence Force and the advice it provided ministers in relation to the issue of civilian casualties resulting from Operation Burnham. This is outlined in Minute No 19. The venue is the Thorndon Hotel, 24 Hawkestone Street, Wellington. Proceedings begin each day at 9.30am.

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

Note: The hearing was adjourned on Thursday afternoon, 19 September 2019. The hearing will resume on a date to be announced shortly.

An order remains in place excluding witnesses from the hearing until after they have given evidence. As further evidence will be given by witnesses at the resumed hearing, no transcript of the proceedings will be publicly available until after the hearing is completed.

 

28 August 2019 - disclosure of classified 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 (read here) and the Joint Prioritised Effects List (read here).

 

15 August 2019 - Progress Report No 6

An update on public hearings, the latest disclosure of classified documents, the provision of information and other matters.

Read the full text here [PDF, 188 KB].

 

7 August 2019 - disclosure of classified documents

The Inquiry has published the latest tranche of documents that have been reviewed under the protocol for reviewing classified documents. These relate to Operation Burnham.

The documents can be found here.

 

 

Updates

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