More links and websites
The cabinet manual information on commissions of inquiry.
The legislation governing commissions of inquiry in 2011.
A 2008 Law Commission report on the Commissions of Inquiry Act 1908 (PDF, 5.6 MB).
A feature on NZHistory outlining the background to the explosion and its aftermath.
The website of the royal commission on Auckland’s local government.
The website of the inquiry into the 2010 methane explosions at the Pike River coal mine.
More suggestions and sources
Robertson, Evelyn, and Peter H. Hughes. A checklist: New Zealand royal commissions and committees of inquiry, 1864–1981. Wellington: New Zealand Library Association, 1982.
Royal commissions and commissions of inquiry. Wellington: Government Printer, 1974.
Simpson, Alan C. ‘New Zealand royal commissions and commissions of inquiry, 1909–1972’. Unpublished MA thesis. Victoria University of Wellington, 1973.