The Royal Commission into the Christchurch mosque attacks plans to form a Muslim group to help it.
The Commission made up of Justice Sir William Young and former diplomat Jacqui Caine has completed the initial establishment phase and is now considering evidence.
Sir William said they had met with relevant state sector organisations and other individuals and were now considering evidence in detail.
Initial meetings have been scheduled with Muslim communities and plans to establish a Muslim Community Reference Group are underway.
"We are tasked with providing an independent report as a matter of urgency and we will be meticulous in our approach to asking hard questions and seeking relevant evidence.
"New Zealanders, including Muslim communities, rightly expect assurances state sector agencies are doing all they should, to ensure the public's safety and protection.
"This is a task of the utmost gravity, which will be based on fairness and impartiality and trust and confidence."
Sir William said the Royal Commission would connect with New Zealand's Muslim communities on these matters.
"Our work will be undertaken with respect for all those affected by the attack, as well as the wider Christchurch community and the people of New Zealand."
The commission is expected to report back in early December.