20 Aug 2020

Coronial case backlog remains despite new relief coroners

From Morning Report, 8:27 am on 20 August 2020

The appointment of eight relief coroners is yet to ease a backlog of coronial cases as grieving families wait up to six years for closure.

The appointments were made in March but five months on the coronial service - and those caught up in it - are still struggling.

RNZ court reporter Anneke Smith filed this story.