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Submissions

Submissions

Friday, 26 August 2011 7:58 a.m. by RoyalCommission Popular

Please email submissions to or post to PO Box 14053, Christchurch Mail Centre 8544.

Media releases and media contacts

Media releases and media contacts

Thursday, 25 August 2011 4:49 p.m. by RoyalCommission Popular

 

Media Release - Quakes Royal Commission Hearings Start 17 October

Media Release - Quakes Royal Commission Hearings Start 17 October

Thursday, 25 August 2011 4:46 p.m. by RoyalCommission Popular

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Technical Reports

Technical Reports

Thursday, 25 August 2011 4:20 p.m. by RoyalCommission Popular

The Commission has engaged leading New Zealand and international technical experts to produce technical reports as part of its inquiry into building failure caused by the Canterbury earthquakes. The Commission is also sourcing and reviewing technical reports produced by other organisations.

All these reports will be published on this website. This will make the contents contestable in the Commission’s hearings. People who have lodged an Expression of Interest ...

Technical Reports System of Building Controls

Technical Reports System of Building Controls

Thursday, 25 August 2011 1:20 p.m. by RoyalCommission Popular

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Technical Reports Inelastic Response Spectra for the Christchurch earthquake records

Technical Reports Inelastic Response Spectra for the Christchurch earthquake records

Thursday, 25 August 2011 12:24 p.m. by RoyalCommission Popular

This report by Professor Emeritus Athol Carr, Department of Civil and Natural Resources Engineering, University of Canterbury  is intended to assist structural engineers in the task of interpreting the observed performance of buildings in the Christchurch earthquakes of 2010 and 2011. 

Approach

Approach

Thursday, 25 August 2011 11:57 a.m. by RoyalCommission Popular

Reporting requirements

Reporting requirements

Thursday, 25 August 2011 10:28 a.m. by RoyalCommission Popular

The final report will be delivered by 11 April 2012.

How the Commission will work

How the Commission will work

Thursday, 25 August 2011 10:23 a.m. by RoyalCommission Popular

We have also identified a list of .

Notice of issues

Notice of issues

Thursday, 25 August 2011 10:21 a.m. by RoyalCommission Popular

Six principal issues arise under Commission’s . Public Expressions of Interest have been sought from parties interested in these issues. We have also commissioned on a number of them. These reports will be independently peer reviewed by eminent experts in the relevant fields and then published on this website as they become available. 

The adequacy of the current legal and best-practice requirements for the design, c ...

Cantabrians’ views help find a way forward for recovery

Cantabrians’ views help find a way forward for recovery

Wednesday, 24 August 2011 6:17 p.m. by GovtCera Popular

Cantabrians have provided a wealth of information and direction to CERA for the development of a Recovery Strategy for the region.

Work begins on Kaiapoi’s residential rezoning

Work begins on Kaiapoi’s residential rezoning

Wednesday, 24 August 2011 3:41 p.m. by GovtBeehive Popular

Nick Smith | Earthquake Recovery

Lianne Dalziel Earthquake Information Update Number 20

Lianne Dalziel Earthquake Information Update Number 20

Tuesday, 23 August 2011 7:23 p.m. by LianneDalziel Popular

It is hard to believe that as I write these words, it is 6 months since the February earthquake when I was sitting in my electorate office in New Brighton, putting the final touches on my Earthquake Information Update Number 12, (on Variation 48 & s72 of the Building Act).  Much has happened since then, so it is not surprising that people are experiencing a range of emotions in light of the government’s decisions about the future of some of our land and the offer they have made to ...

Useful links

Useful links

Tuesday, 23 August 2011 1:35 p.m. by RoyalCommission Popular

The following websites contain useful information about the Canterbury earthquakes.

Please note the Commission is independent from government and all other organisations.

About the Commissioners

About the Commissioners

Monday, 22 August 2011 5:21 p.m. by RoyalCommission Popular

Justice Mark Cooper studied law at the University of Auckland, graduating LLB (Hons), MJur (Dist) and winning the Fowlds prize in law in 1979.

He commenced practice with the firm Butler White & Hanna, which later merged into Simpson Grierson, and was principal legal advisor for the Auckland City, North Shore City and Rodney District Councils, advising on a wide range of laws affecting local government, including resource management, rates and valuati ...

Further legal representation for quake victims’ families announced

Further legal representation for quake victims’ families announced

Monday, 22 August 2011 4:44 p.m. by GovtBeehive Popular

Christopher Finlayson | Earthquake Recovery

About the Terms of Reference

About the Terms of Reference

Monday, 22 August 2011 4:19 p.m. by RoyalCommission Popular

We are not investigating:

Canterbury earthquake building failure

Canterbury earthquake building failure

Monday, 22 August 2011 4:13 p.m. by RoyalCommission Popular

Further information see:  (Stuff website)*

Bereaved Families

Bereaved Families

Monday, 22 August 2011 4:10 p.m. by RoyalCommission Popular


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Phone: +64 3 741 3007
Mobile: +64 27 837 3323

Background

Background

Monday, 22 August 2011 4:04 p.m. by RoyalCommission Popular

Update from Roger Sutton, Chief Executive: 22 August 2011

Update from Roger Sutton, Chief Executive: 22 August 2011

Monday, 22 August 2011 3:20 p.m. by GovtCera Popular

 

Email update: Three important announcements have been made this week relating to earthquake recovery

Email update: Three important announcements have been made this week relating to earthquake recovery

Friday, 19 August 2011 4:54 p.m. by GovtCera Popular

Three important announcements have been made this week relating to earthquake recovery.

Media briefing - Friday 19 August 2011

Media briefing - Friday 19 August 2011

Friday, 19 August 2011 1:54 p.m. by GovtCera

CERA held a Media Briefing on Friday 19 August 2011 at the Avondale Golf Club (after the official opening of the Avondale Earthquake Assistance Centre next door).

New Earthquake Assistance Centre for Red Zone Residents

New Earthquake Assistance Centre for Red Zone Residents

Friday, 19 August 2011 11:30 a.m. by GovtCera Popular

On the eve of the first government offers of purchase being delivered to property owners in Christchurch’s hardest hit suburbs a centralised information and assistance centre has been opened by Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority (CERA) chief executive Roger Sutton and Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Minister Gerry Brownlee

Roger Sutton said many parties and agencies had been involved in supporting the people of Canterbury since September last year, but CERA had determined the best ...

First red zone offer letters in the mail

First red zone offer letters in the mail

Friday, 19 August 2011 11:00 a.m. by GovtCera Popular

 

First red zone offer letters in the mail

First red zone offer letters in the mail

Friday, 19 August 2011 10:05 a.m. by GovtBeehive Popular

Gerry Brownlee | Earthquake Recovery

What is a Royal Commission

What is a Royal Commission

Thursday, 18 August 2011 4:34 p.m. by RoyalCommission Popular

For more information see:

Help the inquiry

Help the inquiry

Thursday, 18 August 2011 1:30 p.m. by RoyalCommission

The Commission has already requested and obtained significant amounts of information from a wide range of organisations and individuals, using the power of the Commissions of Inquiry Act 1908.

However to ensure that the Commission has all relevant information on the CTV, PGC, Forsyth Barr and Hotel Grand Chancellor buildings or any other building which failed in the 22 February 2011 earthquake causing loss of life, it would assist the Commission with the inquiry if ...

Media Release - Earthquakes Royal Commission Engages Further Experts

Media Release - Earthquakes Royal Commission Engages Further Experts

Thursday, 18 August 2011 12:19 p.m. by RoyalCommission Popular

The Canterbury Earthquakes Royal Commission in Christchurch has engaged further technical experts to assist its inquiry into building failure caused by the Canterbury earthquakes.

In July the Commission advised it had commissioned a raft of reports from New Zealand and international technical experts. In the last month the Commission has engaged the services of additional experts.

Associate Professor Jason Ingham from the Department of Civi ...

Waimakariri District land decisions released

Waimakariri District land decisions released

Thursday, 18 August 2011 11:48 a.m. by GovtBeehive Popular

Gerry Brownlee | Earthquake Recovery

Waimakariri District land decisions released

Waimakariri District land decisions released

Thursday, 18 August 2011 10:47 a.m. by GovtCera Popular

 

Kaiapoi land announcement

Kaiapoi land announcement

Thursday, 18 August 2011 10:47 a.m. by GovtCera Popular

 

Media Advisory - Quake Commission Releases First Technical Report

Media Advisory - Quake Commission Releases First Technical Report

Thursday, 18 August 2011 10:45 a.m. by RoyalCommission Popular

The Canterbury Earthquakes Royal Commission in Christchurch has released its first .

Briefing material prepared by the Department of Building and Housing has been published on the technical papers section of the Commission’s website. The material summarises the general system of building controls prior to 1991 but not how the system was applied locally by Christchurch City Council. The Commission has requested that information from the Council ...

Preparation of Red Zone offers well underway

Preparation of Red Zone offers well underway

Thursday, 18 August 2011 10:30 a.m. by GovtBeehive Popular

Gerry Brownlee | Earthquake Recovery

Labour MPs Christchurch Earthquake bulletin edition 96

Labour MPs Christchurch Earthquake bulletin edition 96

Thursday, 18 August 2011 10:13 a.m. by Swiggs Popular

 

CBD RED ZONE Open: restrictions in place

CBD RED ZONE Open: restrictions in place

Wednesday, 17 August 2011 7:00 a.m. by GovtCera Popular

 

Snow and ice continue to restrict access to the central city

Snow and ice continue to restrict access to the central city

Tuesday, 16 August 2011 8:29 a.m. by GovtCera Popular

Snow and ice continue to restrict access to the central city today.

Brendon Burns earthquake update: 15 August 2011

Brendon Burns earthquake update: 15 August 2011

Monday, 15 August 2011 5:49 p.m. by BrendonBurns Popular

Labour MPs Christchurch Earthquake bulletin edition 93

Labour MPs Christchurch Earthquake bulletin edition 93

Monday, 15 August 2011 11:22 a.m. by Swiggs Popular

 

Video: Dr Jan Kupec (CERA chief geotechnical engineer) explains liquefaction

Video: Dr Jan Kupec (CERA chief geotechnical engineer) explains liquefaction

Monday, 15 August 2011 9:48 a.m. by GovtCera Popular

The Canterbury Earthquake Authority (CERA) has launched a video aimed at helping people understand what earthquakes have done to the land around Christchurch.

Access to Christchurch’s CBD Red Zone has been closed to all contractors this morning due to snow and ice

Access to Christchurch’s CBD Red Zone has been closed to all contractors this morning due to snow and ice

Monday, 15 August 2011 8:35 a.m. by GovtCera Popular

Access to Christchurch’s CBD Red Zone has been closed to all contractors this morning due to snow and ice.

CBD Red Zone closed due to snow

CBD Red Zone closed due to snow

Monday, 15 August 2011 6:45 a.m. by GovtCera Popular

As at 6.45am Monday 15 August 2011

Prime Minister John Key welcomes kick-start for CBD retail

Prime Minister John Key welcomes kick-start for CBD retail

Friday, 12 August 2011 5:11 p.m. by GovtCera Popular

 

Contacting the Commission

Contacting the Commission

Friday, 12 August 2011 5:09 p.m. by RoyalCommission Popular

PO Box 14053
Christchurch Airport
Christchurch 8544
New Zealand

System of Building Controls

System of Building Controls

Friday, 12 August 2011 4:51 p.m. by RoyalCommission Popular

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Media briefing - Friday 12 August 2011

Media briefing - Friday 12 August 2011

Friday, 12 August 2011 3:07 p.m. by GovtCera Popular

 

PM welcomes kick-start for CBD retail

PM welcomes kick-start for CBD retail

Friday, 12 August 2011 11:48 a.m. by GovtBeehive Popular

John Key | Earthquake Recovery

Draft recovery plan for Christchurch CBD released

Draft recovery plan for Christchurch CBD released

Thursday, 11 August 2011 1:28 p.m. by GovtBeehive Popular

Gerry Brownlee | Earthquake Recovery

Council’s draft plan release is sensible

Council’s draft plan release is sensible

Wednesday, 10 August 2011 1:41 p.m. by GovtBeehive Popular

Gerry Brownlee | Earthquake Recovery

Lianne Dalziel Earthquake Information Update No: 19

Lianne Dalziel Earthquake Information Update No: 19

Monday, 8 August 2011 7:26 p.m. by LianneDalziel Popular

Update from Roger Sutton, Chief Executive: 8 August 2011

Update from Roger Sutton, Chief Executive: 8 August 2011

Monday, 8 August 2011 10:00 a.m. by GovtCera Popular

 

Media Briefing - Friday 5 August 2011

Media Briefing - Friday 5 August 2011

Friday, 5 August 2011 4:24 p.m. by GovtCera Popular

CERA Media Briefing held Friday 05 August 2011 with Gerry Brownlee (Minister of Earthquake Recovery) and Roger Sutton (CERA chief executive). Also Warwick Isaacs, CERA Interim Demolitions manager and Reid Stiven, EQC Canterbury Events manager.

More than 10,000 winter heat installations

More than 10,000 winter heat installations

Friday, 5 August 2011 11:29 a.m. by GovtBeehive Popular

Gerry Brownlee | Earthquake Recovery

Brendon Burns Update August 4th

Brendon Burns Update August 4th

Friday, 5 August 2011 12:06 a.m. by BrendonBurns Popular

 

EQC maintains AAA by Standard and Poor’s

EQC maintains AAA by Standard and Poor’s

Friday, 5 August 2011 12:00 a.m. by GovtEQC Popular

The Earthquake Commission (EQC) has welcomed news from one of the world’s leading international credit rating agency, Standard and Poor’s, that it has affirmed EQC’s AAA rating.
Standard and Poor’s said today that EQC’s AAA financial strength and corporate credit rating is in good health.

Earthquake Recovery and Rebuild Update #16

Earthquake Recovery and Rebuild Update #16

Thursday, 4 August 2011 11:38 a.m. by NickyWagner Popular

Hello  everyone

I’m back and really energised after a week away in San Franciscolearning about that city’s rebuild after the devastating 1989 earthquake.  I wanted to absorb as much as possible about their rebuild process – the issues, how they met the on-going challenges, and finally the see the outcomes. What struck me was the similar pattern for every community involved. The early tough times, a long pro ...

Housing assistance for red zone residents

Housing assistance for red zone residents

Wednesday, 3 August 2011 2:34 p.m. by GovtBeehive Popular

Gerry Brownlee | Earthquake Recovery

Legal fees and generous deposits for red zone

Legal fees and generous deposits for red zone

Tuesday, 2 August 2011 12:32 p.m. by GovtBeehive Popular

Gerry Brownlee | Earthquake Recovery