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


                                                                                 26 June 2012


Point of Correction

As part of its overall inquiry, the Canterbury Earthquakes Royal Commission periodically holds public hearings on matters of particular public interest and/or that require further clarification.

The Commission continues its inquiry regardless of whether hearings are currently being held, for example preparing briefs of evidence and discussion papers, considering technical papers and matters, and developing the final report for the Governor-General.

It is incorrect to report the Commission is “resuming” when a public hearing begins and similarly that the inquiry has “adjourned” when a hearing has been completed.  The particular hearing may be reported as being adjourned or resumed, but not the Commission itself, which is an ongoing operation until the final part of the Commission’s final report is delivered.

It is also incorrect to report that an investigation has begun just because a hearing has begun. In the case of the CTV investigation, it began in May 2011, not yesterday when the CTV hearing began.



Media Contact 

Robin Major
Senior Communications Advisor, Canterbury Earthquakes Royal Commission
Phone 03 741 3004 or 021 621 656