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.
The hearings began with a simple opening ceremony held on 17 October 2011.
A series of public hearings were held between October 2011 and September 2012.
The hearings were live streamed as they happened. Videos of the hearings are also available.
The hearings were held at St Teresa's church hall on the corner of Puriri Street and Riccarton Road in Riccarton, Christchurch.
Written transcripts of each day's hearings are available.
Practice notes for participants in the inquiry including affected parties, interested persons and witnesses/submitters.
This site is managed on behalf of the Royal Commission of Inquiry into Building Failure Caused by the Canterbury Earthquakes by the Department of Internal Affairs.
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