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Commissions of inquiry, 1909–2011

This table lists all commissions of inquiry and royal commissions from 1909 until 2011. Commissions were held from 1855, but in 1908 the Commissions of Inquiry Act consolidated all previous legislation governing their operations. From that time, commissions were used to investigate a very wide range of issues.

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Source: Alan C. Simpson, 'New Zealand royal commissions and commissions of inquiry, 1909–1972.' MA thesis, Victoria University of Wellington, 1973

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Alan Simpson, 'Commissions of inquiry - Functions, power and legal status', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/interactive/33416/commissions-of-inquiry-1909-2011 (accessed 14 November 2018)

Story by Alan Simpson, published 20 Jun 2012