Public hearing: Māori Nohoanga tūmatanui: Māori

7-18 March 2022

The Māori investigation is conducting kaupapa investigations that focus on issues from our Terms of Reference that are relevant to Māori experiences of abuse in care. The first kaupapa investigation will involve the Māori public hearing in March 2022.

Providing information to the investigation

Māori victims and survivors, and their whānau, hapū and iwi may have important information that helps the Royal Commission investigate what happened.

With your help, we can uncover important information about what happened to Māori in State and faith-based care that can inform our findings. Sharing your experience means the Royal Commission can make recommendations to prevent Māori children, young persons and vulnerable adults, and all people in Aotearoa New Zealand, from being abused in care the future.

Sharing experiences of abuse is difficult, but it is important for these accounts to be told and brought into the light. If you need support at any time, please visit the Getting help and support page.

If you think you may know something that helps our investigation then please call us confidentially on 0800 222 727 or email