The Inquiry Commissioners are supported by a small secretariat in Wellington and Christchurch headed by Benesia Smith, MNZM. The Royal Commission is also supported by Legal Counsel Assisting, Andrew Butler.

To contact the Royal Commission team you can either email us or freephone the secretariat during business hours on 0800 222 987.

Correspondence can be mailed to the Royal Commission at the following address:

Royal Commission (Christchurch)

PO Box 680


New Zealand


Media queries

Journalists can email the team directly or phone Sia Aston, Head of Communications and Stakeholder Relations on 027 298 0645.

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