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Hearing into Hit & Run book

By Steven | November 19, 2018

The government inquiry set up to look at the allegations in Nicky Hager and Jon Stephenson’s book “Hit & Run” is holding a public hearing this week. This particular hearing won’t go into the allegations themselves: it’s about the process for running the inquiry. How will it deal with confidential or classified information? (For example, will Hager and Stephenson be given access to NZ Defence Force material that NZDF says shows it behaved properly, but it wants to keep secret?) Will the inquiry’s hearings (or some of them) be open to the public and the media? Will it follow more of an inquisitorial model, or an adversarial one?

These sorts of issues will be discussed at the hearings on Tuesday (10am) and Wednesday (9am) at the Wellington High Court. The public can attend, subject to space limitations and security restrictions.

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