Coronial Current State Report - Coroners

Closed 23 Jun 2023

Opened 2 May 2023

Results expected 23 Jun 2023

Feedback expected 23 Jun 2023


Te Tāhū o te Ture - the Ministry of Justice is working on a project to better understand the current state of the initial stages of the Coroners Court in Aotearoa New Zealand, and we need your help.

We want to hear from the judiciary and those who work within the initial stages of the Coroners Court/Duty Coroner stage – this includes Police, transport providers, and NIIO. We want to hear about your experiences – whether you think the services are currently meeting people’s needs, what’s working well and what can be improved.

We would like to know about your experience working as a duty coroner in those very early stages of a death. When we say 'duty coroner stage' what we are referring to are the very early processes of when someone's death is refered to the coroner, this would encompass the time of the notification of death to when the deceased is returned to their whanau. 

Why your views matter

We want to understand how well the initial stages of the Coroners Court is meeting the needs of its participants. We’ll use the insights gathered from this mahi to inform the future of the service.


  • Members of the Judiciary


  • Support services