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Royal Commission of Inquiry into the terrorist attack on Christchurch masjidain


The National Security Group is coordinating the Government response to the Royal Commission of Inquiry into the terrorist attack on Christchurch masjidain

Royal Commission of Inquiry Report

The report of Royal Commission of Inquiry into the terrorist attack on Christchurch masjidain was released on Tuesday 8 December 2020.

The report, Ko tō tātou kāinga tēnei, made 44 recommendations covering both national security, and wider social and community matters.

The full report, and supporting documents are available on the Royal Commission’s website.

The report summary has been translated into 10 languages; Arabic; Bahasa (Indonesian); Bahasa (Malaysian); Bengali; Dari; Farsi; Pashto; Somali; Turkish; and Urdu.

On Tuesday 8 December, 2020, the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet released Documents relating to the Government’s response to the Royal Commission of Inquiry into the terrorist attack on Christchurch masjidain.

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Government response to the Royal Commission report

The Government accepted the findings of the report and agreed in principle to the 44 recommendations.

The Government has stated its commitment to working with communities and interest groups across New Zealand as work is carried out to implement the recommendations. This work will help to strengthen New Zealand’s counter-terrorism efforts and foster a more inclusive society. New Zealand should be a place where all people feel they can openly express their identities, culture and beliefs, and feel valued, accepted and safe.

Hon Andrew Little has been appointed Lead Coordination Minister for the Government’s Response.

Other responsible Ministers are:

  • Minister for National Security and Intelligence, Rt Hon Jacinda Ardern
  • Minister of Finance, Hon Grant Robertson
  • Minister for Social Development and Employment, Hon Carmel Sepuloni
  • Minister Responsible for the NZSIS and GCSB, Hon Andrew Little
  • Minister of Foreign Affairs, Hon Nanaia Mahuta
  • Minister of Police, Hon Poto Williams
  • Minister of Immigration, Hon Kris Faafoi
  • Minister of Internal Affairs, Hon Jan Tinetti
  • Minister of Customs, Hon Meka Whaitiri
  • Minister for Diversity, Inclusion and Ethnic Communities, Hon Priyanca Radhakrishnan

The Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet is responsible for coordinating the all-of-government response to the report.


Our vision is for a diverse, inclusive and safe New Zealand.

The Government has agreed a set of principles to guide the response to the report, Ko tō tātau kāinga tēnei.

  • Te Tiriti o Waitangi and its principles will guide the response.
  • Survivors of the attack and affected whānau will be at the centre of the response
  • We will strive for safer communities and a New Zealand that’s more inclusive, with equal protections for all.
  • We will be accountable and forward looking.
  • We will be proactive in reaching out to communities.
  • We will take practical actions that make a difference to people’s lives.

We've translated the principles into Arabic, Bengali, Dari, Farsi, Hindi, Indonesian, Malay, Māori, Pashto, Somali, Turkish, and Urdu.


Contact us

For queries about the RCOI response process, including engagement and hui, email:

For media queries email:

The Department of Internal Affairs is the primary contact for all enquiries relating to the administration of the Royal Commission from 26 November 2020. Email: 


Last updated: 
Thursday, 28 January 2021

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