A finding is a report written by the coroner about the facts of the death. The finding can also include comments or recommendations to help prevent similar deaths in the future.

In order to publicise these lessons, the findings and recommendations are open to the public.

Get a copy of a finding

Some findings of public interest are available online

If the finding you want isn’t there, you can contact the Coronial Services Operations Manager in our Wellington office. Media should contact the media liaison.

Find out how to contact us

Get a copy of a summary of recommendations

For cases opened after 1 July 2007 that are now closed

Coronial Services, in collaboration with the New Zealand Legal Information Institute (NZLII), aims to provide free online access to all coroner recommendations.

You can search for recommendations from cases that were opened after 1 July 2007 that are now closed. You can search for cases by the name of the person who died or by key word.

Search on the NZLII website

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