Haerenga (Bluff and Dunedin)
Abuse in Care Royal Commission visits Bluff and Dunedin 29 June – 2 July
The Abuse in Care Royal Commission of Inquiry is visiting Bluff Motupōhue on 29 June and Dunedin Ōtepoti from 30 June to 2 July to learn more about the wider impacts abuse in State and faith institution care has had on local communities.
Commissioners also want to hear from manawhenua and local communities about ways to improve care so young people can be safe. These insights will inform the Royal Commission’s recommendations to Government in its mid-2023 final report.
Commissioners and Royal Commission staff will be welcomed by manawhenua iwi at both locations.
A number of Commissioners will be part of this haerenga, regional reach out visit.
There are several events running over the four days, including wānanga for NGOs, site visits to residential facilities and forensic settings, talenoa with Pacific communities, lived experience groups for mental health, disability and the Deaf communities, and a kaupapa Māori workers wānanga.
Find out more about the events and book online.
Or phone us on 0800 222 727 and we can help you with more information.
We have done our best to make all events detailed below accessible, New Zealand Sign Language interpreters are available. We invite survivors and whānau to email us firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 0800 222 727 to check accessibility for any specific requirements they have, and to ensure the availability of interpreters if you are planning to visit.
Royal Commission manawhenua wānanga - Bluff
At Bluff, the Royal Commission will be welcomed by manawhenua iwi at Te Rau Marae on Wednesday, 29 June, followed by a wānanga with representatives of local iwi organisations and another wānanga with the local community.
This regional reach out is part of the Royal Commission’s 2022 haerenga (to journey) programme. The Southland engagement follows our visit to Kaikohe and Kaitaia in May and will be extend through to Tairāwhiti Gisborne on 26-28 July, and Waikato/Bay of Plenty in September.
If you are a survivor and want more information about the Royal Commission’s visit to Bluff and Dunedin, please call us on 0800 222 727.