The Department of Internal Affairs

The Department of Internal Affairs

Te Tari Taiwhenua

Building a safe, prosperous and respected nation


Opportunities to connect

We are committed to wide and ongoing engagement throughout the Inquiry.

We expect to release a consultation document and receive submissions.

We also intend to:

  • Meet with sector groups, consumer groups, Māori health providers, and representatives of diverse other sectors (eg housing, corrections, police)
  • Hold public (and potentially private) hui, fono and hearings around the country
  • Engage through social media and online (opportunities will be advised).

Our estimated timing for engagement is:

  • Consultation document release: end March/early April
  • Submissions open: April – May 2018
  • Hearings: May – June 2018
  • Direct engagement with interested parties: March – August / September 2018.

The process is designed to allow engagement throughout the Inquiry. We have flexibility to respond and adapt if necessary. We will always be contactable through our team email address