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Royal Commission Ministerial Advisory Group

On 12 June, 2021 Minister Little announced the establishment of the Ministerial Advisory Group on the Government’s Response to the Royal Commission of Inquiry into the terrorist attack on Christchurch mosques. View the press release here.

The Group, which is called Kāpuia, has its own webpage available here.

It was formed in response to Recommendation 44 of the Royal Commission that Government establish an Implementation Oversight Advisory Group that:

  • includes representatives of communities, civil society, local government, the private sector, affected whānau, survivors and witnesses and the Royal Commission’s Muslim Community Reference Group;
  • provides advice to the responsible ministers on the design of the government’s implementation plan and its roll-out; and
  • publishes its advice to enhance transparency.

Group membership includes affected whānau, survivors and witnesses of the attack, representative communities, civil society, local government and the private sector.

The Group provides independent advice to Minister Andrew Little as the Lead Coordination Minister for the Government’s Response. The Group’s work includes advice on work programme priorities.

Government remains accountable for its response to the Royal Commission’s report.

The Group’s advice to the Lead Coordination Minister will be published online to enhance transparency, as recommended by the Royal Commission.

Group membership sought from Pacific, rainbow, disability and rural communities

To ensure representation from all New Zealand’s diverse communities, candidates were sought to join the group from Pacific, rainbow, disability and rural communities.

Nominations for membership from these communities are now closed. All submissions are now being assessed and considered. Applicants will be advised of results in early to mid-September.

If you'd like more information, please email

Last updated: 
Monday, 23 August 2021

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