We are pleased to present Tāwharautia: Pūrongo o te Wā, the interim report - and associated reports - of the Royal Commission of Inquiry into Abuse in State Care and in the Care of Faith-based Institutions. The report describes the key themes and common issues from the experiences shared with us by survivors and witnesses.
15 March to 26 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.
27 April 2021 to 7 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 a monthly blog from our Commissioners. This month 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.