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On February 22, 2011, a devastating earthquake shook Christchurch, killing 185 people. One hundred and fifteen of those people were in the CTV building. The building should never have been built.

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    • 4.8 • 22 Ratings

On February 22, 2011, a devastating earthquake shook Christchurch, killing 185 people. One hundred and fifteen of those people were in the CTV building. The building should never have been built.

    1: The mountain and the cave

    1: The mountain and the cave

    Topi Emery and Marion Hilbers were among the 149 people in the CTV building when it collapsed. Their families kept vigil at the site for hours, hoping for a miracle.

    • 41 min
    2: Call me Louis

    2: Call me Louis

    Rescuers tunnel into the rubble and find what was left of a school cafeteria with 22 students trapped – dead and alive.

    • 45 min
    3: Need help, need help

    3: Need help, need help

    Senior Constable Stuart Martindale gets a tap on the shoulder and is handed a phone number. A trapped survivor is calling from underneath the rubble.

    • 54 min
    4: Boom and bust

    4: Boom and bust

    The CTV building was born in the 1980s construction boom. It had profound design flaws that were flagged at the time. How did it even get built?

    • 46 min
    5: Vagabond

    5: Vagabond

    The CTV story descends into controversy and farce: a fake engineer and New Zealand’s biggest homicide investigation.

    • 49 min
    6: Tragedy, travesty

    6: Tragedy, travesty

    Police announce the results of their investigation. Will anyone be held accountable over 115 deaths?

    • 59 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
22 Ratings

22 Ratings

Marnie77 ,

Fantastic journalism

Incredibly high quality of reporting on a tragedy, deserves to be widely listened to. Well done Stuff

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