Report into quakes due before Christmas

Last updated 05:00 04/12/2012

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The final part of the royal commission report on the Canterbury earthquakes will be released before Christmas, Prime Minister John Key says.

Last week, the Government received the third and final part of the commission's report, volumes 5 to 7.

The report covers issues including the collapse of the CTV building, building assessments after the earthquakes, the building consents process, and local government's management of earthquake risk.

"The full report is more than 1100 pages long and contains 189 recommendations," Key said.

The report had ramifications for the whole country.

"Our intention is to release the remaining four volumes . . . prior to Christmas."

The Government hoped to "deliver a full and comprehensive response to the report early to mid-next year", Key said.

Volume 4 looks at the identification and management of earthquake-prone buildings first.

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