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Ministerial Portfolio

Civil Defence

Minister of Civil Defence
Current Minister:
Hon Peeni Henare

Responsibilities include management of emergencies created by geological or meteorological hazards or infrastructure failure, public education about civil defence emergency preparedness, risk identification, and planning to manage emergencies.


The National Emergency Management Agency, which is a departmental agency hosted by the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet, provides the administrative support for this portfolio.


Vote Prime Minister and Cabinet


Civil Defence Emergency Management Act 2002
Hurunui/Kaikōura Earthquakes Emergency Relief Act 2016
Hurunui/Kaikōura Earthquakes Recovery Act 2016

Last updated: 
Thursday, 12 October 2017

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