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  Statement 

30 April 2012


11 May deadline to share CTV info with Quakes Royal Commission

The public has until 11 May 2012 to share any additional information about the CTV building with the Canterbury Earthquakes Royal Commission.

Since May 2011 the Commission has requested and obtained significant amounts of information about the building which collapsed in the 22 February 2011 earthquake, killing 115 people. 

The information has been sourced from a wide range of organisations and individuals, including the public.

“We are confident we have obtained all the key facts about the building. However there is still a chance that someone has information that may help our inquiry, and if that is the case, we are asking them to please contact us as soon as possible.  The information could be about any aspect of the building including the design, consent, construction, maintenance, modification, earthquake damage or collapse,” says Executive Director Justine Gilliland.

People can share their information by completing a form on the Commission’s website or by phoning the Commission on 0800 337 468.

All key information will be made public at a CTV hearing starting 25 June at St Teresa’s church hall on the corner of Puriri Street and Riccarton Road in Christchurch.

The Commission’s findings about the CTV building, and its recommendations to help reduce the likelihood of such a tragedy happening again, will be included in a final report to be delivered to the Governor-General by 12 November 2012.


Media Contact  

Robin Major
Senior Communications Advisor

Canterbury Earthquakes Royal Commission
Phone 03 741 3004 or 021 621 656