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Advice from Kāpuia

Kāpuia releases information about its meetings to enhance transparency about its work programme, usually after matters have been considered by Ministers. The table below documents Kāpuia’s advice to the Lead Coordination Minister on the Government’s Response to the Royal Commission of Inquiry, Hon. Andrew Little, and his responses.

27 June 2022

Following its June hui, Kāpuia wrote to the Lead Coordination Minister providing its assessment of the Government’s progress implementing the 44 recommendations of the RCOI, using a ‘Red/ Amber/Green’ approach. This assessment was based on the information available to Kāpuia at the time, as well as being informed by members’ separate discussions in their communities on the RCOI response more generally. 

*Note the $372 million figure referenced in the letter was subsequently updated to $391 million as more information became available from agencies leading RCOI response initiatives. Please refer to the ‘RCOI Response – Funding as at June 2022 Aide-Memoire’ for more information. Footnotes from New Zealand Police and Ministry for Ethnic Communities provide information available after the aide-memoire was prepared (included on final page of Aide-Memoire).

On 2 September Minister Little responded to Kāpuia’s letter.

March 24 2022

Following its first hui for the year, Kāpuia wrote to the Lead Coordination Minister in response to his first two letters of 2022. The letter affirms Kāpuia will work with agencies leading RCOI initiatives and especially on those parts of the work programme the Lead Coordination Minister highlighted. Kāpuia also requested an update on the next steps for the Government’s work on hate-motivated and incitement offences.

March 15 2022

To mark the third anniversary of the terrorist attack on Masjid an-Nur and the Linwood Islamic Centre, the Lead Coordination Minister Hon. Andrew Little wrote the following letter to Kāpuia. 

February 28 2022

Ahead of its first hui for the year, the Lead Coordination Minister wrote to Kāpuia outlining Cabinet’s agreed long-term work programme for the Government’s response to the Royal Commission of Inquiry Report (RCOI). The Minister also identified some areas of the 2022 work programme where Kāpuia’s advice will be important.

The Government agreed long-term work programme referenced in the letter is publicly available here and progress updates can be found here.

October 19 2021

Following its fourth meeting on 13 October, Kāpuia wrote to the Lead Coordination Minister on its review of the Government’s longer-term work programme to respond to the Royal Commission of Inquiry report. 

On 18 November, Minister Little responded to Kāpuia.

October 15 2021

Following Kāpuia’s final four members joining the roopu, Kāpuia wrote to the Lead Coordination Minister to finalise its draft Terms of Reference and associated Code of Conduct. 

September 16 2021

Following its third meeting on 9 September, Kāpuia wrote to the Lead Coordination Minister. The letter especially acknowledged the New Lynn terror attack. Kāpuia again emphasised the importance of more effective government engagement and consultation processes with communities. Kāpuia also sought clarity on the Government's priorities for acting on the Royal Commission of Inquiry's Recommendations and asked for assurance that adequate funding is available to implement the Government response work programme.

On 12 October Minister Little responded to Kāpuia.

July 30 2021

Following its second meeting on 28 July, Kāpuia wrote to the Lead Coordination Minister to express concerns about the Government’s current community consultations around social cohesion and incitement of hatred and discrimination, and about government agencies consultations with communities more generally.

On 6 August, the Ministry for Social Development extended its online survey on social cohesion until 10 September this year, this can be found at Social Cohesion Consultation Hub - Citizen Space. On 23 August, Minister Little responded to Kāpuia. 

On 31 August, the Ministry of Justice responded to Kāpuia’s concerns about the consultation on incitement.

On 1 September, the Ministry of Social Development responded to Kāpuia’s concerns about the consultation on social cohesion.

July 2 2021

Statement from Kāpuia following its first meeting on Wednesday 30th of June.

Last updated: 
Thursday, 29 September 2022

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