Thank you to everyone who has made a submission or attended a public forum over the last few months. The Inquiry is now in a position to push ahead with analysis of the feedback and material we have received.

You can see a summary by numbers of the Inquiry’s public engagement here [PDF, 110 KB]. It illustrates the value this Inquiry has placed on hearing directly from people and communities affected by recent natural disasters around New Zealand.

Completed Public Forums

Since May public forums have been held in Christchurch and a number of other locations around New Zealand that are the focus of the Inquiry, including Selwyn district, Waimakariri district, Hurunui district, Marlborough and Kaikōura districts, and the areas of Edgecumbe and Eketāhuna.

These forums were a chance to drop in and talk to the Inquiry face to face, see what others were saying and share your views, and/or take part in group discussions relating to experiences with EQC. 

Christchurch Public Forums 

Location: Tūranga central library

Date Forum open (drop-in anytime) Group discussion with Dame Silvia Cartwright
Friday 17 May 10.30am – 1.30pm

12.00pm – 1.15pm

Saturday 18 May 11.00am – 4.30pm -
Sunday 19 May 11.00am – 4.30pm -
Monday 20 May 10.30am -4.30pm

1.00pm – 2.30pm

 Tuesday 21 May 11.00am - 4.30pm

1.00pm- 2.30pm

Tuesday 4 June 1.30pm – 7.00pm

5.15pm – 6.30pm

Wednesday 5 June 1.30pm – 7.00pm

5.15pm – 6.30pm

Thursday 6 June 10.30am - 1.00pm -

Waimakariri Public Forum 

Date Location Forum open (drop-in anytime) Group discussion with Dame Silvia Cartwright
Monday 27 May Ruataniwha Kaiapoi Civic Centre, 176 Williams Street, Kaiapoi 4.30pm – 6.30pm

5.30pm - 6.30pm

 

Hurunui Public Forums

Cheviot

Location: Cheviot Emergency Centre, McQueens Road, Cheviot

Date Forum open (drop in and speak to Dame Silvia Cartwright or her team any time)
Tuesday 11 June 1.30pm - 4.30pm
Waiau

Location: Waiau Community Hall and Library, 3 Cheviot St, Waiau

Date Forum open (drop in and speak to Dame Silvia Cartwright or her team any time)
Wednesday 12 June 11.00am - 1.00pm

Kaikōura Public Forum

Location: Kaikōura District Council Chambers, 96 West End, Kaikōura

Date Forum open (drop in and speak to Dame Silvia Cartwright or her team any time)
Monday 17 June 4.00pm - 6.00pm

Marlborough Public Forums

Ward

Location: Flaxbourne Community Hall, 61 Ward Street, Ward

Date Forum open (drop in and speak to Dame Silvia Cartwright or her team any time)
Tuesday 18 June 1.00pm - 2.00pm
Seddon

Location: Awatere Rugby Club, 5 Seymour Steet, Seddon

Date Forum open (drop in and speak to Dame Silvia Cartwright or her team any time)
Tuesday 18 June 3.00pm - 4.30pm

 

Wellington Public Forum

Date Location Forum open (drop-in anytime) Group discussion with Dame Silvia Cartwright
Thursday 20 June Te Puni Room, Wharewaka Function Centre, Taranaki Wharf, Wellington CBD 4.00pm – 7.00pm

5.30pm - 7.00pm

Selwyn Public Forum

Date Location Forum open (drop-in anytime) Group discussion with Dame Silvia Cartwright
Thursday 27 June West Melton Community Centre, 1163 West Coast Rd, West Melton 5.00pm – 7.00pm

6.00pm - 7.00pm

Eketahuna Public Forum

Location: Eketahuna Community Centre, Haswell Street

Date Forum open (drop in and speak to Dame Silvia Cartwright or her team any time)
Wednesday 3 July 4.00pm - 5.30pm

Edgecumbe Public Forum

Location: Edgecumbe War Memorial Lounge, cnr Kauri Street and Main Street, Edgecumbe

Date Forum open (drop in and speak to Dame Silvia Cartwright or her team any time)
Saturday 6 July 11.30am - 3.00pm

Current and former EQC staff

If you are a current or former EQC staff member you can email us in confidence about engaging with the Inquiry. To assist us, specify that you are a current or former EQC staff member.  

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