Royal Commission of Inquiry into the Attack on Christchurch Mosques on 15 March 2019 Amendment Order 2019

2019/105

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Royal Commission of Inquiry into the Attack on Christchurch Mosques on 15 March 2019 Amendment Order 2019

Elizabeth the Second, by the Grace of God Queen of New Zealand and her Other Realms and Territories, Head of the Commonwealth, Defender of the Faith:

To—

The Honourable Sir William Gillow Gibbes Austen Young, KNZM:

Jacqueline Emma Caine, Director—Special Projects at Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu and former Ambassador of New Zealand to Chile:

Greeting!

We, by this Order, amend the Royal Commission of Inquiry into the Attack on Christchurch Mosques on 15 March 2019 Order 2019 issued at Wellington on the 8th day of April 2019.

This Order is made—

(a)

under the authority of the Letters Patent of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth the Second constituting the office of Governor-General of New Zealand, dated 28 October 1983;* and

(b)

under the authority of section 6 of the Inquiries Act 2013 and subject to the provisions of that Act; and

(c)

on the advice and with the consent of the Executive Council.

*SR 1983/225

Order

1 Title

This order is the Royal Commission of Inquiry into the Attack on Christchurch Mosques on 15 March 2019 Amendment Order 2019.

2 Commencement

This order comes into force on the day after the date of its notification in the Gazette.

4 Preamble amended

In the preamble, after “The Honourable Sir William Gillow Gibbes Austen Young, KNZM:”, insert:

Jacqueline Emma Caine, Director—Special Projects at Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu and former Ambassador of New Zealand to Chile:

5 Clause 6 replaced (Member of inquiry)

Replace clause 6 with:

6 Members and chairperson of inquiry

(1)

The following persons are appointed to be the members of the inquiry:

(a)

The Honourable Sir William Gillow Gibbes Austen Young, KNZM:

(b)

Jacqueline Emma Caine.

(2)

The person who is to be the chairperson of the inquiry is the Honourable Sir William Gillow Gibbes Austen Young, KNZM.

6 Schedule amended

(1)

In the Schedule, replace clause 1(1) with:

(1)

On 15 March 2019, an individual attacked the Al-Noor Mosque and the Linwood Islamic Centre in Christchurch while worshippers were at prayer. Fifty-one people were killed and over 50 others injured, some seriously. An individual has been charged with offences in relation to the attack and awaits trial.

(2)

In the Schedule, clause 10(4), replace “section 202(1) and (2)(a), (b), or (c)” with “section 202”.

In witness whereof We have caused this Order to be issued and the Seal of New Zealand to be hereunto affixed at Wellington this 20th day of May 2019.

Witness Our Trusty and Well-beloved The Right Honourable Dame Patsy Reddy, Chancellor and Principal Dame Grand Companion of Our New Zealand Order of Merit, Principal Companion of Our Service Order, Governor-General and Commander-in-Chief in and over Our Realm of New Zealand.

Patsy Reddy,
Governor-General.


By Her Excellency’s Command,

Jacinda Ardern,
Prime Minister.

Approved in Council,

Michael Webster,
Clerk of the Executive Council.

Issued under the authority of the Legislation Act 2012.

Date of notification in Gazette: 21 May 2019.

This order is administered by the Department of Internal Affairs.