Emergency legislation for earthquake response

Date:  29 November 2016

Media release from Acting Civil Defence Minister Gerry Brownlee

Three new Bills have been drafted in the wake of the magnitude 7.8 earthquake on November 14 to ensure the government can enable affected communities to respond quickly and efficiently.

Leader of the House and Acting Civil Defence Minister Gerry Brownlee says new legislation recognises the extraordinary situation faced by earthquake-affected communities, particularly in the Kaikoura and Hurunui districts.

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Find out about the Hurunui/Kaikōura Earthquakes Emergency Relief Bill on this website