The Declaration of Civil Defence Emergency

This was declared in Waimakariri, Christchurch and Selwyn early on Saturday 4 September and has been renewed twice since then.  It is due to expire at midday today (Thursday).

It has to be signed by the mayor.

The declaration gives wide powers to the Council, operating through the Civil Defence Controllers.  The extraordinary powers have not been used very much, but an example is the curfew that has been imposed on Kaiapoi and Pines-Kairaki.

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