The People’s Inquiry is about giving people a voice. It's about a safe, healthy non-toxic environment for all and positive solutions.
The People’s Inquiry into the Impacts and Effects of Toxic Chemicals and Poisons on our People, Wildlife and Environment.
He Uiuinga e pā ana ki nga Pātanga me nga Tukinotanga a nga Matū Tāoke me nga Paitini ki ngā Tāngata, nga Kararehe Kōwao me te Taiao.
Why a People’s Inquiry?
Researchers and activists have been working tirelessly over many decades to create change and raise awareness around the issues of harm from toxic chemical exposure. However, the use of toxic chemicals continues in agriculture, horticulture, conservation and roadside weed 'management'. The harm created is still largely ignored by those in positions of authority.
This must change. We see a People’s Inquiry as a catalyst for that change. We see strength in a broad environmental alliance. This alliance is working towards a deep paradigm shift for a truly clean, safe and sustainable environment for all.
The Inquiry is open to all New Zealanders and all people are welcome to send in their written, oral or video submissions. Submissions are only made public with the consent of the author. The Inquiry will gather people's evidence of harm from chemical and poison exposure. We welcome submissions from scientists and experts in these fields. The Inquiry will also explore existing and innovative solutions to the problems of toxic chemical use.
If you have a story to tell, and feel you haven't been heard, we are listening! Please register your interest in making a submission here: https://peoplesinquiry2020.nz/registration/
Member of Steering Committee of the Peoples Inquiry 2020 - along with other professionals with wide ranging experience in sustainable environmental practices, media, research, policy development, social justice issues and community health advocacy.
Your donations will help us cover the cost of running the Inquiry, eg creating and running a website, holding the Hearing and the costs of accommodating Commissioners and promoting the Inquiry, as well as the filming of peoples’ stories.
Three Days of the People's Inquiry Hearings Show that it was really needed! 8 September 2021
Dear supporters of the People's Inquiry Te Uiuinga a Ngā Tāngata,
We hope this finds you safe and well during these pandemic times. Three days of the People's Inquiry hearings have now been completed September 2nd - 4th, and the organisers are very pleased that we planned to have the Hearings online. There was a great response from people giving powerful testimony from all around Aotearoa. You can read a fuller report here:
The next stage is for our four expert commissioners to process the huge amount of material submitted and we are hoping for a Preliminary Report in December.
In the meantime, we are still open for submissions if you have a story to tell or information to share. Also we have run this on the "smell of an oily rag" by a volunteer committee so if you can share the Givealittle link to support the ongoing work, we appreciate that.
Ngā mihi mahana,
The Peoples Inquiry Committee - Asha, Hana, Hira, Stefa, Ursula. :)
Thank you so much for your kind donation towards sustaining this important cause - much appreciated.
Thank you tremedously Steffan for your generous donation. We feel encouraged by the many strong and moving submissions and will continue this mahi for as long as it takes.
Our deep gratitude for your generous donation which will help support the continuation of this work!
Thank you so much Fiona for your generous donation. This will help with ongoing costs. Much appreciated x
Thanks very much Sue for your generous donation. We are looking forward to the 3 days of Hearings coming up - Sept 2 - 4th, with many powerful stories and experts. See you there! To register to attend the online hearings, go to www.peoplesinquiry2020.nz