The Inquiry Panel is Hon Hekia Parata (Chair), Matthew McCloy, and Dave Brash.
Ministers have asked the Panel to deliver a report and recommendations by April 30, 2023.
Message from the Chair
Tēnā tātau i ngā āhuatanga me ngā pēhitanga o te wā.
I want to acknowledge the many peoples and communities of Te Tairāwhiti, Tūranganui-a-Kiwa, and Te Wairoa. The devastation brought on by successive significant weather events, Cyclones Hale and Gabrielle in this year alone, have caused irreparable damage to people, land, property, infrastructure, and most tragically, took lives and livelihoods.
This panel does not underestimate the impact this has had on you. As Chair, I am committed to ensuring we talk to – and listen to – as many of you as possible.
As a Panel we will be accessible, flexible and we will come to you. We do not want to add any further burden, stress or strain to your lives.
It is vital that the collective knowledge and experience of our people, leaders and industries are heard and reflected to ensure we make the strongest and most well-rounded set of recommendations to the Government.
This is our opportunity to understand exactly how we got here and how we can move forward as a region.
Hekia Parata, Chair MILU