GUEST BLOG: Bryan Bruce – Hit and Run inquiry more duck and cover


The Hit & Run Inquiry shows every sign of having to be judicially review.

This is a good analysis of completely unsatisfactory situation by journalist Andrea Vance.

“The ultimate objective is to get to the truth.”

Sir Terence Arnold made this commitment as he opened the only hearing of his Operation Burnham inquiry so far held in public.

After hearing arguments on whether proceedings should be held in secret, Arnold and his co-chair Sir Geoffrey Palmer retreated behind closed doors. And that is where they have stayed.

The inquiry was due to finish in April. Instead, key witnesses have walked away, and some of its core participants are disillusioned, with one understood to be on the verge of taking legal action.

Another example of setting the terms of an inquiry to favour the outcome you want.


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Bryan Bruce is one of NZs most respected documentary makers and public intellectuals who has tirelessly exposed NZs neoliberal economic settings as the main cause for social issues.


  1. Yes Bryan and that is why it is so difficult to have any confidence in these so called inquiries.
    So many times we have seen other forces at work to make sure the process is subverted to protecting the accused and their supporters from ever facing real justice.
    The hypocrisy of the National party in particular is on display on a daily basis and they frequently profit from these so called investigations that doomed to fail deliberately and at a cost to the tax payer.

  2. White washes come in many colours.

    The real question is lost in the terms of reference.

    What the hell is NZ doing in Afghanistan among many other basic questions.

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