The Inquiry’s first public hearing on redress processes relating to abuse in State-Care will hear evidence about civil claims made against any agency, agent, department, or entity of the Crown[1] or third party who delivered services on their behalf (e.g.
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Witnesses

To watch the evidence being given by individual survivors, please click on the survivor’s name below.

James Packer is Ngāti Maniapoto.
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Keith Wiffin gave evidence of his experience in making a claim against the Ministry of Social Development in relation to abuse he suffered while at Epuni Boys’ Home and in family homes.
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Joan Bellingham gave evidence on her experience as a trainee nurse at Burwood Hospital, and then as a patient at Princess Margaret Hospital periodically from 1970 until 1982.
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Chassy Duncan is Ngāti Kahungunu.
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Patrick Stevens’ evidence was submitted in writing, as sadly he passed away during Covid-19 lockdown.
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Earl White gave evidence of the abuse he experienced at Epuni Boys Home and Hokio Beach School, and the process of taking a civil claim in the High Court against the Ministry of Social Development.
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Leoni McInroe has provided a statement giving evidence about her experiences in seeking justice and compensation for the abuse she suffered in the Child and Adolescent Unit at Lake Alice Hospital, and her desire to see Dr Leeks held accountable, which she feels has still not happened in the 26 years since she filed her civil proceedings.
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Tanya and Georgina Sammons gave evidence of their experiences of the Ministry of Social Development’s historic claims process in their attempts to address the abuse they suffered while in foster care.
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Dr Fiona Inkpen will give evidence on behalf of Stand Children’s Services Tū Māia Whānau (Stand Tū Māia), describing the historic abuse claims received by Stand Tū Māia in relation to Health Camps, and the trauma-competent, bi-cultural approach that Stand Tū Māia has developed for responding to these claims. She will draw on those experiences to make recommendations for how these types of claims should be addressed by all agencies going forward.
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Kerry Johnson was assessed at a young age as having an intellectual disability.
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Trish Grant is the Director of Advocacy at IHC.
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Gay Rowe will give evidence as the sister of, and guardian for, Paul Beale.
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Sonja Cooper and Amanda Hill will expand on the evidence relating to redress that they provided to the Inquiry at the Contextual Hearing in October/November 2019.
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