Meet the Inquiry Panel forums are open to anyone in the community and you are welcome to come along to share your stories and ideas with panel members. 

The forums are not formal hearings, instead we encourage you to speak about issues and ideas that matter most to you. Learn more about connecting with the Inquiry.

Stay for tea and coffee with panel members afterward. 

The views and ideas expressed at these forums will be considered by the Inquiry Panel as part of their deliberations.

We also understand that people may have more thoughts after a Meet the Inquiry Panel forum and we are happy to accept these if people send them to us soon after a meeting.

Respecting people's stories

To make sure everyone feels free and safe to speak frankly in Meet the Inquiry Panel forums, what is said and by whom cannot be reported, published or shared, including by media organisations or on social media.

Video recording, audio recording and photography, for instance on mobile phones, is not permitted.

General themes may be reported, so long as the content could not be used to identify anyone and does not include any personal stories.

Outside the meeting, people are free to share their own stories however they choose, or to make any comment they want about the process.

Find out more about the non-publication orders that cover Meet the Inquiry Panel forums. 

Our regional forums ended on 08 August 2018, so thank you to everyone who attended.

Past Meetings

Rotorua
Tuesday 1 May

Nelson and Blenheim
Thursday 3 May

Auckland - Central, North, West
Tuesday 8 May

Auckland - South
Thursday 10 May

Wellington - Central, Hutt Valley, Porirua, Kapiti
Thursday 17 May

Masterton
Tuesday 22 May

Invercargill
Monday 28 May

Dunedin - Otago University
Tuesday 29 May

Dunedin
Wednesday 30 May

Timaru
Thursday 31 May

Hastings
Thursday 07 June

Tauranga
Monday 11 June

Whakatāne
Tuesday 12 June

Whāngārei
Thursday 14 June

Kaikohe
Friday 15 June

Kaitāia
Friday 15 June

Whanganui
Thursday 21 June

Gisborne
Monday 25 June

Hamilton
Wednesday 27 June

Christchurch
Tuesday 03 July

Greymouth
Wednesday 04 July

Kaikōura
Wednesday 04 July

Clevedon
Friday 13 July

Kāpiti
Monday 30 July

Palmerston North
Wednesday 08 August

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