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Royal commission

Fears of over-zealous quake-strengthening target

Maurice Williamson: last-minute submissions surge

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

Chch council to blame for killer CTV building collapse - Williamson

Building and construction minister Maurice Williamson

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

CTV killer building should never have been built: commission

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

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

Earthquake building standards unlikely to be lifted

Maurice Williamson: Stand-alone residential buildings not included

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

Final Canterbury quakes report likely before Christmas

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

Trust in Pike River 'misplaced' – PM

John Key: We accept there were systemic failures

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