On 28 March 2019 the Chief Archivist issued a General Notice (PDF 75 KB) under Section 20 of the Public Records Act 2005 (PRA) to put in place a moratorium on the disposal of any records relevant to the Royal Commission of Inquiry into Historical Abuse in State Care and in the Care of Faith-Based Institutions Te Kōmihana Karauna mō ngā Tūkino o Mua ki te Hunga i Tiakina e te Kāwanatanga i Tiakina hoki e ngā Whare o te Whakapono as set out in its Terms of Reference.

The Royal Commission was established by the New Zealand Government on 1 February 2018 with Sir Anand Satyanand appointed as Chair. The first commissioners were appointed in November 2018. The Royal Commission has power under the Inquiries Act 2013 to require anyone to produce documents or information to the Inquiry.

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