Witnesses and evidence

Witness transcripts, briefs of evidence and video footage from their testimony at the hearing can be accessed through the links below.

Opening Statements

 

Ministry of Social Development – Te Manatū Whakahiato Ora

Debbie Power,Barry Fisk,Arran Jones

New Zealand Police – Ngā Pirihimana o Aotearoa

Andrew Coster and Tania Kura

Ministry of Health – Manatū Hauora

Dr Diana Sarfati, Dr John Crawshaw, Dr Arran Culver

Whaikaha – Ministry of Disabled People

Geraldine Woods, Amanda Bleckmann, Hannah Kerr

Ministry of EducationTe Tāhuhu o te Mātauranga

Iona Holsted, David Wales, Rachel Vink, Yvette Guttenbeil Po'uhila

Education Review Office – Te Tari Arotake Mātauranga 

Nicholas Pole, Lynda Pura-Watson, Jane Lee

Teaching Council of Aotearoa New Zealand

Robyn Baker, Lesley Hoskin

Oranga Tamariki – Ministry for Children

Day 1, 2 and 3 Witnesses

Office of the Children’s Commissioner – Manaakatia a Tātou Tamariki

Judge Frances Eivers, Glenis Phillip-Barbara, Fiona Cassidy

Te Puni Kokiri – Ministry of Māori Development

Dave Samuels, Grace Smith

Department of Corrections – Ara Poutama Aotearoa

Jeremy Lightfoot, Juanita Ryan, Neil Beales, Jessica Borg, Rebecca Barson

Ministry for Pacific Peoples

Laulu Mac Leauanae, Aiono Matthew Aileone

Te Kawa Mataaho – Public Service Commission

Peter Hughes

Ombudsman New Zealand – Te Tari o te Kaitiaki Mana Tangata

Peter Boshier