The Royal Commission of Inquiry (RCOI) was instigated by the Prime Minister in response to the attacks on Christchurch Mosques on March 15, 2019.
The RCOI terms of reference were to investigate what State Sector agencies – including New Zealand Police – knew about the individual’s activities before the attack, measures agencies could have taken to prevent the attack, and measures agencies should take to prevent such attacks in the future.
The report, Ko tō tātou kāinga tēnei is a comprehensive response to the Royal Commission's Terms of Reference. The report was presented to the Governor-General on 26 November 2020. The Minister of Internal Affairs presented the report to Parliament on 8 December 2020.
Police has accepted the findings of the Royal Commission and will thoroughly consider its recommendations before reporting back to government in early 2021. We will engage positively and openly with survivors, families and communities to ensure any decisions we make are well-informed.
- Improving our Response to Hate Crime Report (PDF 1.8MB)
- Improving our Response to Hate Crime Action Plan (PDF 260KB)
- The Report in Full (Report: Royal Commission of Inquiry into the terrorist attack on Christchurch masjidain on 15 March 2019)
Ko tō tātou kāinga tēnei
- Media release: Police Release Review of Response to Christchurch Mosque Attack [9 Dec 2020]
Media conference opening remarks by Commissioner Andrew Coster