Haerenga (Tairāwhiti, Gisborne)
Abuse in Care Royal Commission visits Tairāwhiti, Gisborne 26-28 July
The Abuse in Care Royal Commission of Inquiry is visiting the Tairāwhiti region from 26 – 28 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 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 Te Poho o Rawiri Marae in Kaiti on Tuesday, 26 July.
A number of Commissioners are part of this haerenga, regional reach out visit.
There are several events organised by the community running over the three days, including:
- wānanga for NGOs
- site visits to social service providers
Wellbeing support will be provided at all events.
Phone us on 0800 222 727 if you want more information.
This regional reach out is part of the Royal Commission’s 2022 haerenga (to journey) programme. The Tairāwhiti engagement follows our visit to Kaikohe and Kaitaia in May and Bluff and Dunedin in early July.
In September several Commissioners will return to the Tairāwhiti to visit hapū, iwi and community groups on the East Coast.
We will be visiting Waikato, Bay of Plenty and other rohe later this year.
If you are a survivor and want more information about the Royal Commission’s visit to Gisborne, please call us on 0800 222 727 or email firstname.lastname@example.org