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Kāpuia - Ministerial Advisory Group Nominations

DPMC is seeking nominations for a vacancy that has arisen for a Disability community representative on Kāpuia – the Ministerial Advisory Group for the Royal Commission of Inquiry into the terrorist attack on Christchurch mosques.

Recommendation 44 of the Royal Commission report was that Government establish an Implementation Oversight Advisory Group that:

a) 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;

b) provides advice to the responsible ministers on the design of the government’s implementation plan and its roll-out; and

c) publishes its advice to enhance transparency.

On June 12 2021 Minister Little, the Lead Coordination Minister for the Government’s response to the Royal Commission’s report, announced the establishment of the Group. It has taken the name Kāpuia and plays a key role in providing independent advice to the Government on its response to the Royal Commission’s report.

You can find more information about the Group on the DPMC website, including details here on the Group's Terms of Reference and the advice it has provided to Government. 

How to make a nomination

We are seeking nominations from Disability communities. Nominations are open till 5 pm Monday 29 August, 2022.

Successful nominees will have demonstrated strengths in one or more areas including experience advocating for their community, strong connection to community organisations (formally or informally), diversity of lived experiences and a commitment to a diverse, inclusive and safe New Zealand.

If you’d like to make a nomination, click here to submit an online nomination. If you have any questions or would like a copy of the nomination form, please email

Decisions on eventual appointments will be made by the Cabinet Appointments and Honours Committee based on advice from Minister Little, and after full Cabinet confirmation of those decisions.

Last updated: 
Saturday, 13 August 2022

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