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.