On these pages, you'll find information about the coronial process for the Christchurch masjid attacks of 15 March 2019.

There is information to help you understand what to expect from the coronial process and answers to questions you may have. You can also access related documents here, like the Royal Commission of Inquiry report.

These pages will be updated with more information in the coming weeks and months, so please be sure to check back in regularly.

If the information you're looking for isn't on this page, or if you have any other questions, please contact the Office of the Chief Coroner by emailing coronial.response@justice.govt.nz or phoning (09)916 9151. If you're representing a media organisation, please email your queries to media@justice.govt.nz.

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Latest updates

8 April 2021

Legal support is available

The Ministry of Justice has set up a funded panel of lawyers to provide legal support for the families of the Shaheed. Information about legal support can be found at:

Information about legal support

Language translations of frequently asked questions about the Ministry-funded lawyers panel

We've added language translations for the answers to a list of frequently asked questions (FAQs) for families of the Shaheed about the Ministry-funded lawyers panel. See our Language and translation support page.

Information is being shared with families

On 14 December 2020, the Chief Coroner Judge Deborah Marshall wrote to the families of the 51 victims who died in the masjid attacks.

Families were offered two sets of information: One set with a general level of detail and another set with more specific information about how a particular person died. 

The information was sent to families in February 2021. They are now able to write to Judge Marshall and request further details, or to raise issues that fall within the coronial jurisdiction and which families consider are not resolved by the prosecution process or the Royal Commission of Inquiry report.

Some of these documents are available on our Related documents page.

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