COVID-19 Alert Levels are being closely monitored by the Royal Commission. The Royal Commission will abide by all government mandated COVID-19 requirements.
The health and safety of everyone involved in hearings – witnesses, Commissioners, staff, media and the public – is paramount.
The following is a guide to public hearings under different alert levels. Note under Level 3, public hearings are not held.
15 March to 30 March 2021
This hearing will focus on evidence on redress processes from witnesses called on behalf of the Catholic Church in Aotearoa New Zealand, Anglican Church in Aotearoa, New Zealand and Polynesia and the Salvation Army New Zealand.
3 May to 10 May 2021
This investigation will examine and report on abuse and neglect of children and young people in State residential care.
Follow some of the news of the Royal Commission with occasional blogs from our Commissioners. In the most recent blog, Commissioner Julia Steenson shares share her thoughts on important implications of Te Tiriti in our work. Read more.
Each survivor who attends a private session is given the opportunity to send a message to Aotearoa New Zealand.
You can read their messages here.
The Royal Commission will use an approach that is consistent with Te Tiriti. How we adopt its principles of partnership, protection and participation is central to the work of the Inquiry and a core focus of our Māori Partnerships team.