Muslim leaders call out the Government's unfilled promises in wake of the March 15 attacks

Just days after being praised in the US for her role in the "Christchurch Call" the Prime Minister has been called out for unfulfilled promises in the wake of the March 15 attacks.

Muslim leaders say the main issue is a failure to establish a national intelligence and security agency - the one thing they believe will make New Zealand safer.

The Prime Minister on Friday opened a new government-funded centre of research for preventing violent extremism.

"This incredibly important milestone," Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said.

The milestone moment meets number 14 of the 77 recommendations from the Royal Commission following March 15.

But Muslim leaders said the most important recommendations are being ignored.

"And those decisions are putting our nation at risk," the Islamic Women's Council of New Zealand (IWCNZ) national coordinator Allyn 'Aliya' Danzeisen said.

The new national intelligence and security agency, known as NISA, hasn't been established. 

NISA is key to six of the first 10 recommendations.

"And they have made no steps whatsoever to do so and we are more than three years out," Danzeisen said. "Yet there's a lot of quite significant funding to the same agencies that failed the nation."

"The machinery of government without NISA in terms of security and counter violent extremism will not work," Federation of Islamic Associations chair Abdur Razzaq said.

The Government's response? It's first things first.

"So we're reviewing our, um, kinda strategic and intelligence settings," Royal Commission Govt Response Minister Andrew Little said.

Minority leaders see NISA as the most important thing to get going now to properly protect the nation.

The IWCNZ points to how fast the US set up the Department of Homeland Security following 9/11.

"They were able to do it in 14 months and establish an organisation that has over 200,000 people including legislation and there hasn't even been a step towards legislation," Danzeisen said.

Hate speech legislation is also yet to go through.

"That shows just a whole lack of courage," Danzeisen said.

These frustrated leaders say support and help go beyond laying tributes at the flower wall.

"We're tired, we need more people to step up and help us," Danzeisen said.

"Is the country safer now?" Razzaq said.

Many think not.