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Engineers remain well regarded

Engineers remain well regarded

Thursday, 3 April 2014 8:00 a.m. by MediaStuff

Earthquake-induced building collapses and a mining disaster have had a "minimal" impact on the public perception of engineers, according to survey results.

Coroners report

Coroners report

Tuesday, 1 April 2014 1:35 p.m. by MediaCTV

Families struggling with coroners ruling on CTV rescue

Families struggling with coroner's ruling on CTV rescue

Monday, 31 March 2014 7:09 p.m. by MediaOneNews

Relatives of those who died in the rubble of the collapsed building are unhappy with the vindication of rescuers.

NZ Fire Service and CTV Coronial Findings

NZ Fire Service and CTV Coronial Findings

Monday, 31 March 2014 10:31 a.m. by PRNews Popular

Release: New Zealand Fire Service

Mayor of Christchurch - Coroners Report - CTV

Mayor of Christchurch - Coroner's Report - CTV

Monday, 31 March 2014 10:29 a.m. by GovtCCC Popular

The Mayor of Christchurch Lianne Dalziel has made the following statement about the Coroner's report into the deaths of those who survived the collapse of the CTV building, but who later died in the building.

Coroner has too much faith in Fire Service - CTV families

Coroner has too much faith in Fire Service - CTV families

Monday, 31 March 2014 8:45 a.m. by MediaOneNews

The coroner has too much faith in the Fire Service's ability to change, a lawyer for some of the CTV building victims' families says.

Fire Service searches its soul on CTV deaths

Fire Service searches its soul on CTV deaths

Monday, 31 March 2014 7:00 a.m. by MediaHerald Popular

No one ever doubted their bravery that day. Firefighters, police officers, Urban Search and Rescue experts, and courageous passersby risked life and limb to drag several stunned survivors from the rubble and chaos of the collapsed 

Rescue effort did not contribute to CTV deaths - coroner

Rescue effort did not contribute to CTV deaths - coroner

Monday, 31 March 2014 6:02 a.m. by MediaOneNews

The rescue effort following the CTV building collapse didn't contribute to the deaths of eight people trapped in the rubble, a coroner has ruled.

CTV rescue was never possible – coroner

CTV rescue was never possible – coroner

Sunday, 30 March 2014 8:20 p.m. by Media3News Popular

The coroner has released his findings after an inquest into the collapse of Christchurch's CTV Building.

CTV responsibility already clear - husband

CTV responsibility already clear - husband

Tuesday, 25 February 2014 8:01 a.m. by Media3News

An engineering professor who lost his wife in the CTV building collapse says there's enough evidence for police to prosecute.

Public consultations on quake-prone buildings begin

Public consultations on quake-prone buildings begin

Monday, 4 February 2013 8:41 p.m. by MediaHerald Popular

Public consultation meetings will be held across New Zealand this month as the Government looks to make changes to its system for dealing with earthquake-prone buildings.

NZ Army to explain civil defence failure

NZ Army to explain civil defence failure

Saturday, 26 January 2013 5:49 p.m. by PRNews Popular

Media Release: Rik Tindall, ECan In Exile

CBD building owner: Alan Reay criticism ‘unfair’

CBD building owner: Alan Reay criticism ‘unfair’

Wednesday, 12 December 2012 12:40 p.m. by Media3News Popular

The owner of a Christchurch office block, designed by the same man behind the ill-fated CTV building, says the engineer has been unfairly targeted.

Council may be unaware of buildings similar to CTV

Council may be unaware of buildings similar to CTV

Tuesday, 11 December 2012 8:16 p.m. by MediaHerald Popular

The Christchurch firm that designed the ill-fated CTV office block which collapsed in the February 22 earthquake, killing 115 people, may have built similar buildings that the council does not know about and have since gone unchecked 

Council will cooperate with any police investigation over CTV

Council will cooperate with any police investigation over CTV

Tuesday, 11 December 2012 5:31 p.m. by Media3News Popular

The Christchurch City Council has apologised to those affected by the CTV building collapse and promised to cooperate with any police investigation.

CTV building errors laid bare in report

CTV building errors laid bare in report

Monday, 10 December 2012 4:00 p.m. by MediaHerald Popular

A series of engineering, construction and council-related errors over 20 years led to the catastrophic collapse of the CTV building in the second major Christchurch earthquake, a Royal Commission has found.

Govt to carefully consider Royal Commission report

Govt to carefully consider Royal Commission report

Monday, 10 December 2012 3:08 p.m. by GovtBeehive Featured Popular

Christopher Finlayson | Attorney-General

PM welcomes Royal Commission report release

PM welcomes Royal Commission report release

Monday, 10 December 2012 3:05 p.m. by GovtBeehive Popular

John Key | Canterbury Earthquake Recovery

Families welcome CTV findings

Families welcome CTV findings

Monday, 10 December 2012 10:29 a.m. by MediaHerald

Families of Canterbury Television building collapse victims have welcomed the findings of a royal commission into the building's collapse.

Report into CTV building collapse due

Report into CTV building collapse due

Monday, 10 December 2012 5:24 a.m. by Media3News

The Canterbury Earthquakes Royal Commission's view of the CTV building collapse is going to be made public.

Govt should release CTV report this week

Govt should release CTV report this week

Sunday, 9 December 2012 8:11 p.m. by LianneDalziel Popular

The Government must urgently release part three of the Canterbury Earthquakes Royal Commission Report which includes a section on the collapse of the CTV building, says Labour’s Earthquake Recovery spokesperson and MP for Christchurch East, Lianne Dalziel.

Canterbury Earthquakes Royal Commission Reports

Canterbury Earthquakes Royal Commission Reports

Friday, 7 December 2012 12:03 p.m. by GovtBeehive Featured Popular

Gerry Brownlee | Canterbury Earthquake Recovery

Earthquakes Royal Commission Vol 4 released

Earthquakes Royal Commission Vol 4 released

Friday, 7 December 2012 11:38 a.m. by GovtBeehive Popular

Christopher Finlayson | Attorney-General

Thousands of quake-prone buildings identified by Govt

Thousands of quake-prone buildings identified by Govt

Friday, 7 December 2012 10:45 a.m. by Media3News

The Government estimates there are as many as 25,000 earthquake-prone buildings around New Zealand.

Most NZ buildings to be quake assessed

Most NZ buildings to be quake assessed

Friday, 7 December 2012 10:35 a.m. by MediaHerald Popular

Every building in New Zealand, except single-storey homes, will be assessed for earthquake risk and the results made public under Government proposals released this morning.

CTV inquiry wraps in Christchurch

CTV inquiry wraps in Christchurch

Thursday, 6 December 2012 12:06 p.m. by Media3News Popular

The coronial inquiry into the collapse of Christchurch’s CTV building has wrapped up this afternoon.

This is what you train for all your life

'This is what you train for all your life'

Thursday, 6 December 2012 12:56 a.m. by MediaStuff Popular

 

Improvements will be made - fire official

'Improvements will be made' - fire official

Wednesday, 5 December 2012 5:34 p.m. by Media3News Popular

A Fire Service official has promised the widow of a CTV victim that major changes will be made to rescue efforts in the future.

CTV inquest: High-tech equipment failed

CTV inquest: High-tech equipment failed

Tuesday, 4 December 2012 7:36 p.m. by MediaHerald Popular

High-tech cameras designed to probe collapsed buildings and search for signs of life failed on February 22 and have since been replaced, an inquest was told today.

CTV collapse: Widower asks for answers

CTV collapse: Widower asks for answers

Monday, 3 December 2012 8:06 p.m. by MediaStuff

The widower of a woman who died in the Canterbury Television (CTV) building says he just wants answers, not fingers pointed.

Inquest into CTV earthquake deaths resumes

Inquest into CTV earthquake deaths resumes

Monday, 3 December 2012 5:19 a.m. by Media3News Popular

A coroner's inquest into deaths at the CTV building is resuming on Monday with footage available online.

Government receives final part of Canterbury earthquakes report from Royal Commission

Government receives final part of Canterbury earthquakes report from Royal Commission

Thursday, 29 November 2012 12:00 p.m. by GovtBeehive Popular

Christopher Finlayson | Attorney-General

Earthquake Royal Commission – Californias Safety Assessment Program

Earthquake Royal Commission – California's Safety Assessment Program

Wednesday, 28 November 2012 8:57 p.m. by avonsidechch Popular

The Royal Commission has made available a copy of the California Emergency Management Agency’s  It can be downloaded from .

Earthquake Royal Commission – more evidence relating to the CTV building has been published

Earthquake Royal Commission – more evidence relating to the CTV building has been published

Friday, 23 November 2012 1:30 a.m. by avonsidechch Popular

The Royal Commission has published more of the evidence provided for the hearings on the CTV building. 

Technical Reports - Peer Review - Canterbury Earthquake Sequence and Implications for Seismic Design Levels

Technical Reports - Peer Review - Canterbury Earthquake Sequence and Implications for Seismic Design Levels

Wednesday, 21 November 2012 10:03 a.m. by RoyalCommission Popular

The Commission received the following advice from Professor Ralph Archuleta of the University of California, Santa Barbara. The paper reviews the technical report by GNS Science.

Technical Reports - Base Isolation and Damage-Resistant Technologies for Improved Seismic Performance of Buildings

Technical Reports - Base Isolation and Damage-Resistant Technologies for Improved Seismic Performance of Buildings

Wednesday, 21 November 2012 9:54 a.m. by RoyalCommission Popular

The Commission sought the advice of Professor Andrew Buchanan, Holcim Adjunct Professor Des Bull, Associate Professor Rajesh Dhakal, Associate Professor Greg MacRae, Dr Alessandro Palermo and Associate Professor Stefano Pampanin from the University of Canterbury on new technologies to improve seismic performance of buildings.

Technical Report - Stairs and Access Ramps Between Floors in Multi-storey Buildings

Technical Report - Stairs and Access Ramps Between Floors in Multi-storey Buildings

Wednesday, 21 November 2012 9:48 a.m. by RoyalCommission Popular

This report, which was written by Des Bull of Holmes Consulting Group, indicates that in light of the damage sustained to stairs and access ramps in the Christchurch earthquakes a review was needed into the way these items are designed.  It is clear that inadequate allowance has been made in the past for the relative movement that occurs between floors in a major earthquake. 

Technical Report - Structural Design For Earthquake Resistance Past, Present and Future

Technical Report - Structural Design For Earthquake Resistance Past, Present and Future

Wednesday, 21 November 2012 9:46 a.m. by RoyalCommission Popular

The Commission received a report written by Associate Professor Rajesh Dhakal of the University of Canterbury. The report, which was offered to the Commission, provided an indepth discussion of the way in which the current approach to seismic design has developed, and how this may change in the future.

CTV inquest: Chaotic scenes at Air force base caused delays

CTV inquest: Chaotic scenes at Air force base caused delays

Friday, 9 November 2012 6:10 p.m. by MediaHerald Popular

Chaotic scenes on the tarmac of a Royal New Zealand Air Force base meant critical search and rescue experts and specialist equipment were delayed arriving in Christchurch after the February 22 earthquake, an inquest heard today.

CTV inquest: Bomb rescue techniques used

CTV inquest: Bomb rescue techniques used

Friday, 9 November 2012 11:00 a.m. by MediaHerald Popular

A search and rescue expert used Oklahoma City bombing terrorist attack rescue techniques to take control of the CTV Building collapse site, an inquest heard today.

CTV rescuers refused to take a break

CTV rescuers refused to take a break

Thursday, 8 November 2012 11:51 a.m. by MediaStuff Popular

Christchurch rescue crews urged to take a break from the earthquake response told bosses: "Get stuffed, this is our city".

CTV inquest: Rescue gear did not arrive until day after collapse

CTV inquest: Rescue gear did not arrive until day after collapse

Wednesday, 7 November 2012 3:16 p.m. by MediaHerald Popular

Specialist search and rescue gear did not arrive at the CTV Building collapse site until the day after it came down, killing 115 people, an inquest was told today.

Using diggers at CTV unacceptable

Using diggers at CTV 'unacceptable'

Wednesday, 7 November 2012 11:43 a.m. by MediaStuff

 

CTV inquest: Smoke was pouring out of gaps

CTV inquest: 'Smoke was pouring out of gaps'

Tuesday, 6 November 2012 3:22 p.m. by MediaHerald Popular

Firefighter Manu Clarkson told the CTV inquest today he was inside a narrow void in the collapsed building when aftershocks struck and he was yelled at to get out.

Fire Service not prepared for quakes - officer

Fire Service not prepared for quakes - officer

Tuesday, 6 November 2012 11:15 a.m. by Media3News Popular

An inquest into the CTV building collapse following the February quake has heard the Fire Service wasn't prepared for the building collapse

Fire Service not prepared for CTV disaster

Fire Service not prepared for CTV disaster

Tuesday, 6 November 2012 9:57 a.m. by MediaStuff Popular

The Fire Service was not prepared to deal with an emergency like the Canterbury Television (CTV) collapse and little has changed since, an inquest has heard.

After Christchurch quake, tough calls for USAR at CTV site

After Christchurch quake, tough calls for USAR at CTV site

Monday, 5 November 2012 7:00 p.m. by Media3News Popular

The head of USAR denies he faced political pressure to resume searching the CTV building a day after the quake.

Officer defends moving USAR teams off CTV site

Officer defends moving USAR teams off CTV site

Monday, 5 November 2012 1:11 p.m. by Media3News Popular

A USAR officer at the CTV collapse has defended his decision to send search and rescue teams elsewhere.

Inquest hears texts from trapped CTV victims

Inquest hears texts from trapped CTV victims

Wednesday, 31 October 2012 12:54 p.m. by Media3News Popular

Four students trapped in Christchurch's collapsed CTV building after the 2011 February earthquake tried to contact family and friends before they died, an inquest has heard.

Officer blames USAR for CTV delays

Officer blames USAR for CTV delays

Tuesday, 30 October 2012 6:25 p.m. by Media3News Popular

A senior police officer's taken a shot at Urban Search and Rescue's approach at the devastated CTV building in Christchurch.

CTV rescue efforts hampered by USAR

CTV rescue efforts 'hampered' by USAR

Tuesday, 30 October 2012 11:05 a.m. by MediaStuff Popular

Police faced a "damned if you do, damned if you don't" situation when trying to save survivors of the Canterbury Television (CTV) building collapse, an inquiry has heard.

CTV inquest expects more harrowing testimony

CTV inquest expects more harrowing testimony

Tuesday, 30 October 2012 8:15 a.m. by MediaHerald Popular

More harrowing testimony is expected as a coroner's inquest into the deaths of eight CTV Building victims continues today.

CTV rescue stats questioned

CTV rescue stats questioned

Monday, 29 October 2012 5:21 p.m. by Media3News Popular

The number of foreigners known to be alive but not rescued in the CTV building has risen from six to eight.

Dramatic footage shown at CTV inquiry

Dramatic footage shown at CTV inquiry

Monday, 29 October 2012 11:46 a.m. by Media3News Popular

An inquest in Christchurch has been shown dramatic footage from last year's February quake showing rescues and some bodies recovered.

CTV coroners inquest resumes

CTV coroner's inquest resumes

Monday, 29 October 2012 9:34 a.m. by MediaHerald Popular

A coroner's probe into the deaths of six people who survived but could not be rescued from the CTV Building collapse in last year's killer February earthquake has resumed in Christchurch.

CTV coronial inquest restarts 13 months on

CTV coronial inquest restarts 13 months on

Monday, 29 October 2012 5:21 a.m. by Media3News Popular

More than a year after it was adjourned, a coroner will resume the hearings into the deaths of people in the CTV building.