Look back to move forward:

NZ Royal Commission COVID-19 Lessons Learned
Te Tira Ārai Urutā public consultation

 

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The COVID-19 pandemic affected all of us, and New Zealanders – both here and living overseas – were asked to undertake extraordinary actions throughout its duration.

The Royal Commission of Inquiry into COVID-19 Lessons Learned I Te Tira Ārai Urutā is looking at what can be learned from the pandemic to ensure that Aotearoa New Zealand is as prepared as possible for future pandemics.

An important part of the Inquiry’s work is to understand what happened to people and why.

You can share your COVID-19 experiences with us using the submission forms below. You can also watch a video from Inquiry Chair Professor Tony Blakely explaining more about the process to share your experience, as well as find tools and resources we’ve developed to support you.

Share your story with us

Select the submission form below to tell us about your experiences of the pandemic, or on behalf of others, such as your family or whānau, or an organisation.

Share your story - English

Share your story - English

Hearing from you It’s really important that we hear from people like you. Understanding your experiences of the COVID-19 pandemic will help to ensure Aotearoa New Zealand is as prepared as possible for future pandemics. You can share your experiences by using our online survey, where you’ll be asked two broad questions: Question 1: Looking back – what would you like the Inquiry to know about your experiences of the pandemic? Question 2: Moving...

Puka tono (Share your story - te reo Māori)

Puka tono (Share your story - te reo Māori)

Te rongo i a koe He mea nui kia rongo mātou i ngā whakaaro i te hunga pēnā i a koe. Mā te mārama ki ō wheako o te urutā KOWHEORI-19 e āwhina ki te whakarite i a Aotearoa mō ngā urutā i muri ake nei. Ka taea e koe te tuku i ō wheako mā te whakamahi i tā mātou uiui tuihono, arā, ka uia ētahi pātai whānui e rua ki a koe: Pātai 1: Ina tiro whakamuri – he aha ngā mea e hiahia ana koe kia mōhio te Tirohanga nei mō ō wheako o te...

New Zealand Sign Language - Share your story

New Zealand Sign Language - Share your story

Important: This form is for those who want to respond in New Zealand Sign Language. If you want to write your response in English, Hindi, Mandarin, Samoan, or Tongan, please go here and select your desired language. Hearing from you It’s really important that we hear from people like you. Understanding your experiences of the COVID-19 pandemic will help to ensure Aotearoa New Zealand is as prepared as possible for future pandemics. You can share your...

Tell us your story in other languages

  • 意见提交表 (Share your story - Mandarin)

    倾听您的意见 我们非常需要听到像您这样的人士的意见。了解您在新冠疫情大流行中的经历将有助于确保新西兰尽可能地为应对未来的大流行病做好准备。 您可以通过我们的在线调查分享您的经验,我们会询问您两个概括性的问题: 问题 1:回顾过去——您在疫情大流行期间的哪些经历您希望分享给调查委员会? 问题 ...

    Closes 24 March 2024

  • सबमिशन फॉर्म (Share your story - Hindi)

    आपकी बात सुनना यह वास्तव में महत्वपूर्ण है कि हम आपके जैसे लोगों की बात सुनें। COVID-19 महामारी के आपके अनुभवों को समझने से यह सुनिश्चित करने में मदद मिलेगी कि ...

    Closes 24 March 2024

  • Foomu fakahū fakakaukau (Share your story - Tongan)

    Ko e fanongo meiate koé ‘Oku mātu‘aki mahu‘inga ke mau fanongo meí he kakai hangē ko koé Ko hono mahino‘i ho ngaahi a‘usia ‘i he mahaki faka‘auha COVID-19 ‘e tokoni ki hono fakapapau‘i ‘oku mateuteu ‘aki e lelei tahá ‘a Aotearoa Nu‘u Sila ki ha ngaahi mahaki faka‘auha ‘i he kaha‘ú. ...

    Closes 24 March 2024

  • Pepa Faatumu e Tuuina Mai (Share your story - Samoan)

    Avanoa e te faasoa mai ai E taua tele le maua mai o manatu o tagata e pei o oe. O le maua o se malamalamaaga i tulaga na e aafia ai i le COVID-19 e fesoasoani e faamautinoa ai le lava tapena o Aotearoa Niu Sila mo ni faama‘i pepesi i le lalolagi i le lumanai. E mafai ona e...

    Closes 24 March 2024

Video captions are available in English, Te reo Māori, NZSL, Samoan, Tongan, Hindi and Mandarin. Click on the cog for subtitles.

Accessible formats information

Find out more about the work of the Inquiry and the submissions process in NZSL, Braille, Audio, and Easy Read, as well an information sheet designed for children and young people.

NZSL Information

 

Hearing from you about expanding the COVID-19 Inquiry’s terms of reference

The Government is committed to expanding the scope of the terms of reference for the Royal Commission of Inquiry COVID-19 Lessons Learned | Te Tira Ārai Urutā and has asked the Inquiry to consult with the public, on its behalf, as to what that might look like.

While the Inquiry is looking at a wide range of topics related to the COVID-19 pandemic, such as mandates and other public health measures, there may be specific topics that people would like considered and which could be included, or clarified, in the terms of reference. The Government has proposed a range of topics and would like your feedback on their inclusion.  

Information gathered through this public consultation will be provided to the Department of Internal Affairs, who will then provide advice to the Government ahead of any changes it might make to the Inquiry’s terms of reference.

As a result of this consultation, the Inquiry may be asked to look at additional aspects of the COVID-19 response.

Give your feedback on an expanded Inquiry terms of reference

Use the online submission form to share your feedback on what an expanded terms of reference for the COVID-19 Inquiry should include.

Feedback on the terms of reference

Feedback on the terms of reference

If you have views on what an expanded terms of reference for the Inquiry might include, the Government would like to hear them.

Tukua mai ō whakahoki kōrero (te reo Maori - Feedback on the terms of reference)

Tukua mai ō whakahoki kōrero (te reo Maori - Feedback on the terms of reference)

Ko te kōrero a te Kāwanatanga o Aotearoa, e ū ana rātou ki te whakawhānui i te hōkaitanga o te tūtohu mahi mō te Uiui Kōmihana Roera ki ngā Akoranga kua Ākona i te KOWHEORI-19 | Te Tira Ārai Urutā, ā, kua tono ki te Uiui ki te whakawhiti kōrero ki te iwi, ki te āhua o te Uiui. Mēnā he whakaaro ōu ki te āhua o te whakawhānuitanga o te tūtohu mahi a te uiui, kei te hiahia te Kāwanatanga ki ō whakaaro.

Coming soon: NZSL and accessible formats

A submission form and accessible information in New Zealand Sign Language are coming soon.

Please enter your email address in this form if you would like us to email you when these options are available.

Give your feedback on an expanded Inquiry terms of reference in other languages

  • 提供您的反馈意见 (Mandarin - Feedback on the terms of reference)

    新西兰政府表示他们承诺将扩大 “2019新冠疫情经验教训皇家调查委员会“ |Te Tira Ārai Urutā 的职权范围,并要求调查委员会就其未来的职权范围,代表政府向公众征询意见。 如果您对调查职权范围扩大之后应当包括哪些内容有什么看法建议,政府希望听到您的意见。

    Closes 24 March 2024

  • अपनी फ़ीडबैक (प्रतिक्रिया) दें (Hindi - Feedback on the terms of reference)

    न्यूज़ीलैंड सरकार ने कहा है कि वे रॉयल क मी शन ऑफ इंक्वायरी COVID-19 से सीखे गए सबक | Te Tira Ārai Urutā के लिए संदर्भ की शर्तों के दायरे का विस्तार करने के लिए प्रतिबद्ध है और उसने इंक्वायरी को सरकार की ओर...

    Closes 24 March 2024

  • ‘Omai ho‘o fakamatala tokoní (Tongan - Feedback on the terms of reference)

    Kuo pehē ‘e he Pule‘anga Nu‘u Silá ‘oku nau tukupā ke fakalahi ‘a e lahi ‘o e ngaahi makatu‘unga ki he ngāue ke fakahoko ‘e he Komisiona Fakatu‘i ‘o e Ngaahi Faka‘eke‘eké COVID-19 Lessons Learned | Te Tira Ārai Urutā pea kuó ne kole ki he Faka‘eke‘eké ke talanoa mo e kakaí, ‘o fakafofonga‘i ia, ‘o...

    Closes 24 March 2024

  • Tuuina mai manatu faaalia (Samoan - Feedback on the terms of reference)

    Ua folafola e le Malo o Niu Sila le faalauteleina o faatulagana o aiaiga mo le Royal Commission of Inquiry COVID-19 Lessons Learned | Te Tira Ārai Urutā ma ua talosagaina le Suesuega e faatalanoa manatu o le mamalu o le atunuu, e fai ma sui o le malo, i tulaga tonu o fia talatalaina. E...

    Closes 24 March 2024