Maori Military Veterans Inquiry

Wai 2500 – The Military Veterans Kaupapa Inquiry will hear all claims involving past military service undertaken directly for or on behalf of the Crown in right of New Zealand or, in earlier colonial times, for or on behalf of the imperial Crown in New Zealand. There are currently around 80 claims in the inquiry.

This extends to all types of military service, whether operational or routine, whether in time of war or peace, and whether at home or abroad. It includes the military service itself and the rehabilitation and remediation of service-related impacts on ex-servicemen and their whānau.

Panel members

The Wai 2500 Tribunal panel consists of:

Hearings and events

The first Judicial Conference starting the inquiry was held in December 2014. A series of oral evidence hearings have been scheduled as follows:

  • Gisborne, 24–26 August 2015
  • Hawkes Bay, 19–21 October 2015
  • Northland, 21–24 March 2016
  • Whakatane, 4–6 April 2016
  • Christchurch, 4–6 July 2016

Following these initial oral evidence hearings, research will be commissioned, followed by substantive hearings in which the Tribunal will hear more evidence from claimants and witnesses, as well as expert witnesses.

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Inquiry staff

Waitangi Tribunal staff servicing this inquiry are:

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