It took Worksafe nearly eleven months to make any contact with Christchurch residents neighbouring a home destroyed in a gas explosion last July.
The blast instantly obliterated the Marble Court property in Northwood one morning, injuring six people and propelling debris into dozens of homes up to a hundred metres away.
On Thursday Worksafe announced it was charging two people under the Gas Act, in a development celebrated by neighbours.
Months not knowing if they'd ever have answers, has taken its toll.
Katie Todd has the story.