The People's Inquiry 2020 - Te Uiuinga a ngā Tāngata

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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:

Stephanie McKee's involvement (page creator)

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.

Use of funds

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.

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Seasons Greetings from the People's Inquiry  10 December 2021

Wishing all our supporters a safe, healthy and happy Festive Season. The Report from the People's Inquiry Commissioners will be released early in 2022. They have a huge task of processing all the submissions, both oral and written, that have been received. The 3 days of online hearings in September confirmed that Aotearoa/NZ has a contamination crisis and there has to be profound systemic change and a paradigm shift in mindsets to change this. Many thanks for your support and we'll keep you posted on any updates.

Mere Kirihimete.

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Birte on 11 Sep 2021
Stephanie McKee

Thank you so much for your kind donation towards sustaining this important cause - much appreciated.

Stephanie McKee
Steffan on 09 Sep 2021
Thanks for your efforts on this extremely important issue
Stephanie McKee

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.

Stephanie McKee
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Guest Donor on 09 Sep 2021
Respect for continuing with this mahi...Meriel especially has been in this battle for an awful long time.
Stephanie McKee

Our deep gratitude for your generous donation which will help support the continuation of this work!

Stephanie McKee
Fiona on 29 Aug 2021
Stephanie McKee

Thank you so much Fiona for your generous donation. This will help with ongoing costs. Much appreciated x

Stephanie McKee
Sue on 24 Aug 2021
Stephanie McKee

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

Stephanie McKee

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