Former judge to head Havelock water inquiry

  • 12/09/2016
Former judge to head Havelock water inquiry

Retired Court of Appeal Judge Lyn Stevens QC has been appointed to head the independent inquiry into the Havelock North water contamination crisis.

Attorney-General Chris Finlayson announced the appointment on Monday, also naming former director-general of health Karen Poutasi and engineering expert Anthony Wilson as panel members.

The contamination led to more than 4000 people being infected with a gastro bug, school closures and the need to boil drinking water.

The terms of reference for the inquiry are:

The inquiry panel will begin its work this week and report to Mr Finlayson by March 31 next year.