Royal commission

Maurice Williamson: last-minute submissions surge

Fears of over-zealous quake-strengthening target

Sat 16 Mar 13 2

“We just don’t accept that local authorities should be given the ability to set different standards."

Building and construction minister Maurice Williamson

Chch council to blame for killer CTV building collapse - Williamson

Mon 10 Dec 12 18

Christchurch mayor Bob Parker acknowledges the council has responsibility for issuing consents, but says the building was approved almost three decades ago.

Rescue crews search for CTV building survivors (Photo: TV3 News)

CTV killer building should never have been built: commission

Mon 10 Dec 12 13

The royal commission's final three volumes into the Canterbury earthquakes are released.

Maurice Williamson: Stand-alone residential buildings not included

Earthquake building standards unlikely to be lifted

Fri 7 Dec 12

Public consultation begins today on the Canterbury earthquakes' royal commission recommendations.

Final Canterbury quakes report likely before Christmas

Thu 29 Nov 12

The families of those killed in the CTV building collapse will be told first.

John Key: We accept there were systemic failures

Trust in Pike River 'misplaced' – PM

Mon 5 Nov 12

John Key admits the labour department is partially to blame for failings which led to the mine tragedy.

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