We are grateful to all the people and organisations that provided input during this review. We would particularly like to thank the individuals, organisations, local authorities and government departments with whom we consulted, who made submissions or who expressed their views during our public meetings. A list of submitters can be found in Appendix C.

The Commissioner responsible for this reference project is the Honourable Dr Wayne Mapp. The legal and policy advisers for this Report were Linda McIver, Mihiata Pirini and Kate McKenzie-Bridle. We also acknowledge the contribution of present and past colleagues – law commissioner Dr Warren Young, senior researcher and policy adviser Cate Honoré Brett and legal and policy advisers Eliza Prestidge Oldfield, Jo Hayward and Jennifer Moore.