Interested parties FAQs

On this page, you'll find answers to some frequently asked questions (FAQs) about Interested Parties involved in the masjidain attack coronial Inquiry.

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What is an Interested Party?

Under the Coroners Act 2006, the immediate family of someone who has died has the right to be kept informed and be involved in certain decisions relating to a coronial investigation.

Interested Parties can be other people or organisations that the coroner considers also have a particular interest in the death. Their interest needs to be more than, or different to, a member of the general public.

If I become an Interested Party to the 15 March 2019 Christchurch masjidain attack coronial Inquiry, what will happen?

If you become an interested party to the Inquiry, you can request access to some information being considered as part of the coronial Inquiry. You can find out what information is available and how to access it by visiting the document page.

The Coroner will formally notify all Interested Parties of any significant matters during her inquiry and whether an inquest will be held.

Later in the process, if an inquest hearing is to be held, Interested Parties will be notified of the date, time and location. Interested Parties may have the chance to be involved in any inquest.

Can I find out what’s happening in the coronial investigation even if I’m not registered as an Interested Party?

Yes. You can find out what’s happening by visiting the masjidain attack website pages at Masjidain attack coronial process. The pages will be regularly updated during the process.

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If I’m a family member of the deceased and the Coroner is already in contact with me, do I need to register to become an Interested Party?

No, you don’t need to register.

How do I become an Interested Party to the masjidain attack coronial Inquiry?

Please check the Interested Parties webpage for how to apply. 

Can I apply to be an Interested Party at any stage of the process?

Yes. If you want to apply to be an Interested Party, we recommend you do so as soon as possible.

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