Why is the Government establishing a Royal Commission of Inquiry?


A Royal Commission of Inquiry is being established to prepare New Zealand for future pandemics, by providing recommendations based on the key lessons learned from our Covid-19 experience.

The Covid-19 pandemic has had, and continues to have, significant, complex, and far-reaching impacts on people, whānau and communities. 

The Government recognises the opportunity and duty to carry out a review of our response to the pandemic, as part of our commitment to laying the foundations for a better future.