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

Useful links

The following websites contain useful information about the Canterbury earthquakes. The inclusion of links to these sites does not imply any endorsement of the linked website or its content or provider.

  • Canterbury Earthquake
    Response information about the 22 February 2011 earthquake. This site is managed by Environment Canterbury and Christchurch City Council as part of Civil Defence Emergency Management.

  • Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority (CERA)
    The Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority (CERA) was set up by the Government to lead recovery work following the devastating earthquakes of September 2010 and February 2011.

  • Christchurch City Council
    As the second largest Council in the country, Christchurch City Council is responsible for ensuring that the 368,900 residents are well governed and provided for.

  • Department of Building and Housing
    Information for people who have been affected by the earthquakes in Canterbury.

  • Earthquake Commission
    If your home, contents or land have been damaged by the Canterbury or Christchurch earthquakes (or aftershocks) and you have current home and/or contents insurance, you should lodge a claim with the Earthquake Commission (EQC).

  • Environment Canterbury
    This page contains links to information about the 22 February and 13 June 2011 Christchurch earthquakes and contact details for Environment Canterbury.

  • Love Christchurch Made
    The Canterbury earthquakes have been disruptive to many businesses. Love Christchurch Made has been developed as a promotional tool for these businesses to advertise their products and services and their new locations if they have had to move.

  • Rebuild Christchurch
    This is a non profit independent website provided to serve the residents of Christchurch suffering after both the September earthquake, the February earthquake and all the aftershocks between. We are volunteers that are passionate to see Christchurch rebuilt right.

  • Recover Canterbury
    This website provides practical advice and information for business recovery following the Canterbury earthquakes.

  • Standards New Zealand
    New Zealand standards and earthquakes FAQs.

  • Stronger Christchurch
    The Stronger Christchurch Infrastructure Rebuild is being carried out by the Stronger Christchurch Infrastructure Rebuild Team (SCIRT), an alliance between Christchurch City Council, Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority (CERA), New Zealand Transport Agency (NZTA), City Care, Downer Construction, Fletcher Construction, Fulton Hogan, and MacDow New Zealand.