There are many ways in which you can share your experience. At a private session, in person or by video call, as a witness in a public hearing, by providing a written account or witness statement.
Monday 21 September to Tuesday 6 October
Survivors who have sought redress for abuse suffered in State care will give evidence at this hearing, as will lawyers who have dealt with government departments on behalf of claimants.
Monday 19 October to Tuesday 3 November
The hearing has been split into two phases. Witnesses for the Crown will give evidence during this phase.
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.