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Update 20

The Royal Commission welcomes the Minister of Internal Affairs’ decision to extend the inquiry deadline to 26 November 2020 to enable the completion of its report.

Update 19

The Royal Commission into the Attack on Christchurch Mosques on 15 March 2019 is moving into the final phases of producing its report.  Its object is to provide authoritative answers to the public about the attack.

Update 18

The Royal Commission welcomes a Government decision to extend the inquiry deadline to 31 July 2020, allowing for delays caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Update 17

Together with other New Zealanders, today the Royal Commission learned that the man accused of the Christchurch mosque attacks has pleaded guilty to 51 charges of murder, 40 charges of attempted murder and a charge of engaging in a terrorist act, and has been convicted of those offences.

Update 16

With just over a month to go, the Royal Commission is sharply focused on the complex and significant task of synthesising evidence, to finalise an authoritative report for the Government and ultimately, the public.

Update 15

The Royal Commission is taking multiple evidential interviews under oath every week now as the team puts evidence to those summonsed to appear, seeking answers to hard questions.

Update 14

The Royal Commission held its fourth hui with the Muslim Community Reference Group in Christchurch this month as part of an ongoing discussion with Muslim communities.

Update 13

The Royal Commission has entered a new phase of the inquiry by taking evidence under oath.

Update 12

The Muslim Community Reference Group is moving into an active phase where members are working with the support of the Royal Commission to lead their own community engagement opportunities with a wide range of groups.

Update 11

The Royal Commission is impressed by the public’s response to the opportunity to have a say and grateful to all those who contributed during the three-month submission process.

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