The abuse of children and young people in State residential care is one of the Inquiry's investigations. The first public hearing for this investigation will take place from 3 to 7 May 2021. The focus of this hearing will be on several residences. We would like to hear from people who experienced or witnessed abuse in state residences, and in particular Kingslea Girls Home (Christchurch) and Moerangi Treks (Urewera).
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 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 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.