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

Media Advisory

 17 August 2012


CTV Building Hearing Evidence Complete

Today the Canterbury Earthquakes Royal has completed hearing evidence into the collapse of the CTV building in the 22 February 2011 earthquake.

The hearing has been adjourned and will resume on 5 September 2012 to hear closing submissions from counsel assisting the Commission and affected parties who wish to be heard. Delivery of the closing submissions is expected to take two days.

The CTV building hearing began on 25 June 2012. The Commissioners sat for 30 days and heard evidence from over 80 witnesses.

Documents related to the hearing have been downloaded from the Commission’s website 14,333 times. The hearing transcripts alone were downloaded more than 2,000 times.

The hearings section of the website had 50,000 visits during the CTV hearing. The majority of these users viewed the hearings live stream or one or more of the videos in the video library.

After hearing closing submissions the Commissioners will reach their findings about the CTV building.  These findings, along with others related to other parts of the terms of reference, will be contained in the final report to be presented to the Governor-General in November 2012.

In September the Commission will also hold three final hearings about some systemic issues identified through the Inquiry to date.

  • 3-4 September – Building management after earthquakes
  • 10 September – The training and education of engineers and organisation of the engineering profession
  • 11-13 September – Roles and responsibilities




 Media Contact  

Robin Major
Senior Communications Advisor
Canterbury Earthquakes Royal Commission
Ph + 64 (0)3 741 3004 or + 64 (0)21 621 656