Public hearings are a way to hear evidence and information in a public setting so that New Zealanders can hear details of abuse in care.

About public hearings

Understand how public hearings work within the Inquiry and what you can expect if you attend in person or watch a live stream.

Contextual hearing

Our first public hearing where witnesses give evidence as an introduction to topics that the Inquiry will explore in more detail over the next few years.

Current investigations

A list of current investigations. These will form the basis of future hearings.

Hearings calendar

Find out when public hearings are coming up in the future.

Procedural documents

Links to minutes and practice notes as well as information on core participants.

Legal assistance

Find out how to apply for legal assistance if you have been identified as a witness for a public hearing.

Live stream

Watch live streamed video of public hearings in real time.

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