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March

Public hearing: Māori public hearing held online and at Ōrākei Marae, in Tāmaki Makaurau

February

Public hearing: Marylands School public hearing held at Tii Tu Tahi in Tāmaki Makaurau

2022

December

He Purapura Ora, he Māra Tipu From Redress to Puretumu Torowhānui is presented in Parliament on 15 December. Read the report in English and Māori 

November

Independent research report, Hāhā uri, hāhā tea - Māori Involvement in State Care 1950-1999 is presented to the Commission from the Crown Response to the Abuse in Care Inquiry and Ihi Research

Pacific youth fono held over Zoom with 100 participants

October

September

Helen Potiki is welcomed as permanent Executive Director

July

Public hearing: Tulou – Our Pacific Voices: Tatala e Pulonga held at Fale o Samoa in Māngere, Auckland – Dawn raids a focus as Pacific survivors of abuse give evidence

Terms of Reference are amended by Government

Royal Commission farewells Executive Director Mervin Singham as he takes up new post at the Ministry of Ethnic Affairs, and Interim Executive Director Helen Potiki is announced.

Redress roundtable discussion held in Auckland

June

Public hearing: Case study into Lake Alice Child and Adolescent Unit – Survivors give evidence

May

Public hearing: Abuse in state children’s residential care – Survivors of state-run children’s homes give evidence

Public submissions opened on reforms to redress for survivors of abuse, to shape future Redress Report

March

Public hearing: Faith-based Redress Phase Two – Witness from Faith-based institutions 

2021

December

Tāwharautia: Pūrongo o te Wā (Tāwharautia)

The Cohort Study (commissioned from MartinJenkins) (and a peer review of it)

The Economic Cost of Abuse report (commissioned from MartinJenkins)

Research Report looking at the number of people in care, and the extent of abuse in care.

The Administrative Report includes workstreams, detailed budgets, and comparisons to similar inquiries in other countries. 

November

Public hearing: Faith-based Redress – Evidence from survivors of abuse

New South Wales Corrective Services support the Royal Commission to get information to prisoners

October

September

August

Eight investigations launched into abuse and neglect that occurred in State and faith-based care settings, and into themes and issues

June

Julia Steenson (Ngāti Whātua, Waikato/Tainui) is appointed as Commissioner

Memorandum of Understanding signed with Voyce Whakarongo Mai

March

Coral Shaw, Chair attend the poukai at Pārāwera Marae and Maketu Marae in Kawhia at the invitation of Māori King Tūheitia Paki

Pacific people fono in Auckland

New Zealand Sign Language videos produced for the Deaf community

February

Coral Shaw, Chair attends Iwi Chair Forum at Waitangi

Pacific people fono in Whanganui a Tara

January

Coral Shaw, Chair meets with Māori King Tūheitia Paki and his wife Makau Ariki (Royal Consort) Atawhai at Tūrangawaewae.

2020

November

Commissioner, Coral Shaw is welcomed as the new Chair of the Royal Commission

Pacific people fono in Tāmaki Makaurau

October

September

Survivors in prison begin sharing their experiences of abuse

August

Sir Anand Satyanand steps down as Chair of Royal Commission

June

Preliminary hearing held

Memorandum of Understanding signed with Corrections

May

March

Preservation of documents notice issued. Government agencies and faith-based institutions cannot get rid of any potentially relevant information to this inquiry.

Conflict of Interest policy affirmed.

January

The Commissioners Ali’imuamua Sandra Alofivae, Dr Andrew Erueti, Paul Gibson and Coral Shaw are appointed.

2019

November

After receiving over 400 submissions on the draft Terms of Reference the final Terms of Reference are announced.

February 2018

The Government announced the Royal Commission of Inquiry into Historical Abuse in State Care and asked Sir Anand Satyanand to consult on the draft Terms of Reference.

So far, nearly 2,200 survivors have shared their experience. Join them. Ā mohoa nei, neke atu i te 2,200 purapura ora kua kōrero mai i ō rātou haerenga. Hono mai.

We cannot make any findings, reach conclusions or make recommendations without hearing the voices of those who have the lived experience of state or faith-based care.

Share your experience Kōrerotia mai tō wheako