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 announcing the Chair and members of the group here.
On 15 September 2021, the Minister announced a further four appointments to the group. 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.
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 is published online to enhance transparency, as recommended by the Royal Commission and in accordance with Kāpuia's terms of reference.