Canterbury Earthquakes Royal Commission Te Komihana Rūwhenua o Waitaha Canterbury Earthquakes Royal Commission – Te Komihana Rūwhenua o Waitaha

Those who lost relatives and friends in the 22 February earthquake can be assured that there will be a very thorough inquiry into the failure of buildings that resulted in loss of life.
Chair, Justice Mark Cooper

For Bereaved Families & Seriously Injured

Families in New Zealand, Australia, China, Thailand, Malaysia, Israel, Great Britain, Taiwan, USA, Canada, the Philippines, Japan, Korea, Ireland and Turkey lost loved ones in the 22 February 2011 Canterbury earthquake. Many people also suffered serious injuries.

The Royal Commission has completed its inquiry and delivered all of its Final Report to the Governor-General. At the request of bereaved families, a summary of the CTV section of the Final Report has been translated into Simplified Chinese, Japanese, Korean and Thai. The Final Report and the translations of some of Part Three, Volume 6 are published on this website: Volume 6: Canterbury Television Building (CTV).


To request printed copies of the Final Report, or information about the Government's response to the Report, please contact:  

William Whewell
Building System Performance Branch 
Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment
phone: +64 4 901 8536
street address: 15 Stout Street, Wellington
postal address: PO Box 1473, Wellington 6143

NOTE: Hard copies of the complete set of reports, and Volume 6: Canterbury Television Building (CTV), are no longer available. Electronic copies can be downloaded from this website or are available on CD from the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment.


The New Zealand Red Cross manages support groups and activities for families bereaved by the 22 February 2011 earthquake. For more information please contact:

Julie Gaudin
Bereaved Support Coordinator - Recovery
New Zealand Red Cross, Canterbury West Coast Region
Phone: +64 3 339 3755
Street address: 32-34 Birmingham Drive, Christchurch
Postal Address: PO Box 217, Christchurch 8015