October 2023 Pānui/Newsletter from the Crown Response Unit 

31 October 2023 

As we await the formation of a new Government and the appointment of a new Minister for the Public Service, we are progressing our work that is already in train, including: 

  • Engaging with survivors on more detail about the public apology 
  • Supporting the survivor-led development of high-level proposals on the redress system by 30 November 
  • Work on our enhancements to the survivor experiences service for Deaf and disabled communities 
  • Supporting Archives New Zealand’s consultation on the types of records needed by those who have had experience with State and non-State care. This is the next step in the Crown’s work on records improvement and we invite you to take part in the consultation. See below. 

Have your say on what types of records you need about your time in care  

Te Rua Mahara o te Kāwanatanga Archives New Zealand (Te Rua Mahara) wants to understand which types of records may be needed by those who have had experience with State and non-State care (including faith-based).  

These might be records about people’s time in care or about the places, or settings, where people were in care.  

This is needed so organisations know what needs to be protected in the short-term and well managed in the future. 

A page dedicated to the definition of care records and seeking feedback is now live at: 

A questionnaire is available on the website to complete and leave additional thoughts. 

The last date for comment will be 18 November. 

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