Rangatahi Reference Group Noho – Papatūānuku Marae.
Inquiry into the Lake Alice Child and Adolescent Unit Case Study is presented to Parliament on December 15.
The Tell Me About You research report is released on December 5.
Māori cohort/ private sessions project (September to December)
Public hearing: Faith-based institutions response held at Te Tii Tu Tahi in Tāmaki Makaurau.
Ngāti Toa Engagement on October 22.
Public hearing: State Institutional Response Hearing held at Te Tii Tu Tahi in Tāmaki Makaurau.
Care to Custody: Incarceration Rates Research Report is released.
Hikoi Nation Trauma Noho, Poihākena Marae, Raglan.
Public hearing: Disability, Deaf and Mental Health institutional hearing held at Te Tii Tu Tahi in Tāmaki Makaurau.
Engagement: Haerenga in Te Tairāwhiti, Gisborne.
Public hearing: Foster Care public hearing held at Te Tii Tu Tahi in Tāmaki Makaurau.
Engagement: Haerenga in Bluff and Dunedin 29 June – 2 July.
Engagment: Haerenga begin in Kaikohe and Kaitaia.
The scope of the Anglican investigation is expanded to include the Methodist, Presbyterian, Salvation Army and other faiths.
Public hearing: Māori public hearing held online and at Ōrākei Marae, in Tāmaki Makaurau
Public hearing: Marylands School public hearing held at Tii Tu Tahi in Tāmaki Makaurau
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
Engagement: Monitoring and Oversight Wānanga
Helen Potiki is welcomed as permanent Executive Director
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
Public hearing: Case study into Lake Alice Child and Adolescent Unit – Survivors give evidence
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
Public hearing: Faith-based Redress Phase Two – Witness from Faith-based institutions
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.
Public hearing: Faith-based Redress – Evidence from survivors of abuse
New South Wales Corrective Services support the Royal Commission to get information to prisoners
Public hearing: State Redress – Evidence of survivors
Annual Report to June 2020 released
Royal Commission reaches 500 private sessions
Eight investigations launched into abuse and neglect that occurred in State and faith-based care settings, and into themes and issues
Julia Steenson (Ngāti Whātua, Waikato/Tainui) is appointed as Commissioner
Memorandum of Understanding signed with Voyce Whakarongo Mai
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
Coral Shaw, Chair attends Iwi Chair Forum at Waitangi
Pacific people fono in Whanganui a Tara
Coral Shaw, Chair meets with Māori King Tūheitia Paki and his wife Makau Ariki (Royal Consort) Atawhai at Tūrangawaewae.
Commissioner, Coral Shaw is welcomed as the new Chair of the Royal Commission
Pacific people fono in Tāmaki Makaurau
Procedural hearing held
Contextual hearing held
Memorandum of Understanding signed with Police
Catholic Church lifts confidentiality requirement
Pacific people fono in Whanganui a Tara
Survivors in prison begin sharing their experiences of abuse
Sir Anand Satyanand steps down as Chair of Royal Commission
Preliminary hearing held
Memorandum of Understanding signed with Corrections
Survivor Advisory Group appointed
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.
The Commissioners Ali’imuamua Sandra Alofivae, Dr Andrew Erueti, Paul Gibson and Coral Shaw are appointed.
After receiving over 400 submissions on the draft Terms of Reference the final Terms of Reference are announced.
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.