Members of the public are welcome to attend to learn more about the Royal Commission’s work.  There will be staff who can answer questions, visual displays, information packs, manaakitanga, tea, coffee and snacks.

Survivors or family members may wish to discuss how they can have input into the Royal Commission’s work. Our staff can explain how they can do that.

Wellbeing advisors will be on hand to support those who visit the Information Hubs.

Four Commissioners will travel to Kaikohe and Kaitaia for the haerenga regional visit: Coral Shaw (chair), Julia Steenson, Dr Andrew Erueti and Ali’imuamua Sandra Alofivae.

Commissioners will be in the region meeting with survivors and whānau kanohi ki te kanohi, face-to-face, to hear about their experiences. We have pre-planned these to ensure a safe and private environment.

Commissioners will not be able to do extra sessions during this visit, but you can let our staff know you’d like this to happen and we can arrange for you to share your experience at a later time.

Information Hubs are for survivors and the public to learn more about our work from staff. Commissioners will not be at the Information Hubs.

They will be meeting with local iwi and community organisations in wānanga to learn about the impact of abuse on the local community. Commissioners will also be meeting with survivors, in pre-planned one-on-one sessions.

Commissioners will share the work of the Royal Commission, including its value to the people of Northland and how it contributes to iwi vision and aspirations.  

The wānanga will explore intergenerational and wider community impacts of abuse in care in our communities, and we’ll talk look at how to help build a safer Aotearoa for those in care.

Wellbeing advisors will be on hand to support those who visit the Information Hubs.

The Kaikohe and Kaitaia haerenga are part of the Royal Commission’s ongoing regional outreach programme. We will also be visiting:

  • Otago: 30 June and 1,2 July
  • Tairāwhiti Gisborne: last week of July
  • Waikato/Bay of Plenty: August

Further details and confirmed dates will be announced soon.

We understand and respect that you may not want to be seen at an Information Hub. If you would still like to hear about the Royal Commission and ask questions, please email us on contact@abuseincare.org.nz or phone us on 0800 222 727.

Yes, we would like to talk with you. We are investigating abuse in the care of State and faith-based institutions from 1950 to 1999. We can however hear about experiences outside these dates to help inform our recommendations.