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State of National Emergency and National Transition Period for COVID-19

Issue date: 
Friday, 31 July 2020
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Some parts of this information release would not be appropriate to release and, if requested, would be withheld under the Official Information Act 1982 (the Act). Where this is the case, the relevant section of the Act that would apply has been identified. Where information has been withheld, no public interest has been identified that would outweigh the reasons for withholding it. Where information has been withheld in accordance with section 9(2)(h) of the Act, the redacted information relates to legal advice being sought and given by DPMC Legal and/or Crown Law.

The following briefings have been proactively released by the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet (DPMC), and National Emergency Management Agency, on behalf of Hon Peeni Henare, Minister of Civil Defence. Two of the items (Declaring a National State of Emergency; and Extension of the State of National Emergency for COVID-19) were released to the Epidemic Response Committee and retain this watermark accordingly.

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Last updated: 
Friday, 31 July 2020

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