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Morris Report into Waiouru

Morris Report into Waiouru Released

The New Zealand Defence Force today released the independent report into the Waiouru Regular Force Cadet School conducted by retired High Court Judge David Morris.

The report found that the bullying and abuse took place but there was not a culture of violence.

It also found that the Army inquiry into the death of Cadet Grant Bain was conducted according to requirements, though a manslaughter charge ought to have been brought.

Phil Goff has apologised to Cadet Bain's family on behalf of the Government. Compensation is being discussed.

The review did not attempt to establish the facts of individual cases. Individuals may take cases to the police of army authorities.

The Defense Force has also release an audit of its policies relating to abuse.


  • Report of the Ministerial Review Into Allegations of Abuse at the Regular Force Cadet School and the Killing of Cadet Grant Bain

  • NZDF Policies and Practices Relating to Physical, Sexual, and Other Abuses

  • Goff: Bullying but no culture of violence at Cadet School

  • Scoop: Investigation Background Information
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