A new national agency with beefed-up powers should be set up to better handle New Zealand’s response to emergencies and natural disasters, a sweeping review of Civil Defence has recommended.
A review into Civil Defence’s structure and performance will be released in January, Civil Defence Minister Kris Faafoi has confirmed.
The long-awaited findings of a government review into Civil Defence may be released by Christmas, Civil Defence Minister Kris Faafoi says.
The Government has given the green light to a 24/7 natural hazards monitoring service, after the response to last November’s Kaikoura earthquake raised fears about a lack of readiness for a major disaster.
A business case for 24/7 natural hazards monitoring will soon go before Cabinet, on the back of MPs raising concerns about a lack of urgency around New Zealand’s ability to detect the next disaster.
Just over six months on from the Kaikoura earthquake, the Government is trying to fix the cracks the event exposed in our emergency management system. Sam Sachdeva reports.
The Government has released the terms of reference for its Civil Defence review, following concerns about the response to recent emergencies.
The focus in and around yesterday's half-yearly Financial Stability Report was on the Reserve Bank's plans for Debt To Income (DTI) limits and the impact of the Kaikoura quake.
I'll be moving out of Hive News' Parliamentary Press Gallery office today, along with Fairfax, RNZ, TVNZ, Mediaworks and NZME, who have all decided a yellow-stickered building with an overall rating of less than 35% and 15-20% in some places is not safe.
The reality of the significant quake damage done to some of Wellington's largest commercial buildings is now dawning on the capital.