Monday 22 July 2019

An important message from former Race Relations Concilator, Joris de Bres

"The Royal Commission of 

Inquiry into the 

Christchurch Mosque 

Shootings descended even 

further into non-


Joris de Bres, via Facebook

The Royal Commission of Inquiry into the Christchurch Mosque Shootings descended even further into non-transparency last night when it issued a minute:

(b) Under section 15(1)(a)(i) of the Act, but subject to further order of the Royal Commission, prohibiting publication of all evidence or submissions to the Royal Commission by the agencies referred to in the Schedule.
c) Under section 15(1)(b) of the Act, but subject to further order of the Royal Commission, that public access shall not be given to any of the material referred to in order 3.b) above or to correspondence passing between the Royal Commission and those agencies.”

The schedule of agencies silenced includes the Pike River Recovery Agency, Callaghan Innovation, Health Promotion Agency, the Earthquake Commission, Antarctica NZ,Sport NZ, the NZ Symphony Orchestra, Plant and Food Research, TVNZ, universities, district health boards and institutes of technology, wananga, Fish and Game, Pacific Business Trust, Mighty River Power, Māori TV, and Kiwirail.


Yes, really.

I wrote the following.  There is more to this story as it relates to the Wellington Library

Coincidentally" libraries are being closed over a similar period of time each using different pretexts – from “earthquake risk” in earthquake-proofed buildings to mould

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