CTV Royal Commission Live Feed and Timetable

Posted 25 Jun 2012 by Swiggs Popular
Posted in Royal Commission


Please note:

  • This timetable is subject to change
  • Witnesses are listed in the intended order of appearance
  • Appearance times are added when available
  • Evidence received in other forms (other than witnesses at hearings) is still considered by the Commissioners.  
  • All witnesses are called by Counsel Assisting the Commission unless otherwise stated


Date Time  Nature of Evidence


Week 1

25 - 28 June




Monday 25 June


Opening ceremony, St Teresa's choir and Kapa Haka group


Opening Statement by Counsel Assisting the Commission Stephen Mills QC



Building occupants


Level 1&2: CTV

Level 4: King's Education

Level 5: The Clinic

Level 6:

  • Nilgun Kulpe
  • Liz Cammock
  • Kendyll Mitchell

Level 5:

  • Phillippa Lee

Level 4:

  • Ron Godkin
  • Margaret Aydon

Levels 1-2:

  • Maryanne Jackson (read only statement)


 Tuesday 26 June



Collapse eye witnesses

Note: Where a direction is given, that is the perspective from which the collapse was witnessed

  • Tom Hawker (levels 1-2) (south)
  • Penelope Spencer (levels 1 -2) (south)
  • Michael Williams (south)
  • Stephen Grenfell (south)
  • Matthew Ross (south-east)
  • Euan Gutteridge (south-east)
  • Steve Gill (west)
  • Leonard Fortune (west and western wall)
  • Bruce Campbell (western wall)
  • Arthur Tyndall (western wall) called by Buddle Findlay
  • Alan Edge called by Buddle Findlay


Damage post-September eye witnesses


Level 1&2: CTV

Level 4: King's Education

Level 5: The Clinic

  • David Bainbridge (level 6) (read only statement)
  • Marie-Claire Brehaut, (level 4) (read only statement)
  • Peter Brown (levels 1-2)
  • Malcolm Harris, (levels 1-2) (read only statement)
  • Simon Thomas (levels 1-2) (read only statement)


Wednesday 27 June


Post-collapse witnesses 

  • Graham Frost, USAR
  • Rob Heywood, USAR
  • John Trowsdale, USAR (read-only)

Week 2





2-5 July


Post-earthquake assessments


Week 3 




9-11 July 


Department of Building and Housing technical investigation


12 July 


CTV building design -- evidence from Dr Alan Reay and Alan Reay Consultants Ltd


Week 4




16-17 July 


CTV building design (continued)


18-19 July 


Non-linear time history analysis of the performance of the building


Week 5




23-26 July 


Building design 


26 July 


Building permit 


Week 6




30 July 


Building permit (continued) 


31 July - 1 August 


Code compliance 


2 August 




Week 7 




6-7 August 




8-9 August 


1990-1991 building retrofit  


Week 8 




15-16 August 


Closing submissions 



Counsel Appearing

Counsel Assisting the Commission

Buddle Findlay for Alan Reay Consultants

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