The work of the Public Inquiry into the Earthquake Commission has now finished. Read the report of the Inquiry and find out more on the EQC Inquiry website.
The Public Inquiry into the Earthquake Commission was established in November 2018 to examine the role and work of the Earthquake Commission (EQC), and to learn lessons that can be applied to how it operates in the future.
Inquiry Chair Dame Silvia Cartwright reported her findings and recommendations in the form of the Report of the Public Inquiry into the Earthquake Commission to the Governor-General at the end of March 2020. She also presented a companion document that summarises what people told the Inquiry.
The Report and a companion summary were jointly released by the Minister for Greater Christchurch Regeneration, Hon Dr Megan Woods and the Minister Responsible for the Earthquake Commission, Hon Grant Robertson on 9 April 2020.
The inquiry was led by Dame Silvia Cartwright, with advice from a Community Reference Group and support from a secretariat based in Christchurch. Dame Silvia took an inquisitorial approach to gathering information for the Inquiry.
The Terms of Reference for the Inquiry laid out its purpose, and what was in its scope and what was not. For example, the Inquiry could not address the resolution of individual claims to EQC, or legal challenges against EQC.
You can learn more by visiting the EQC Inquiry website.