85 Emergency powers of Civil Defence Emergency Management Groups

(1)

While a state of emergency is in force in its area, a Civil Defence Emergency Management Group may—

(a)

carry out or require to be carried out all or any of the following:

(i)

works:

(ii)

clearing roads and other public places:

(iii)

removing or disposing of, or securing or otherwise making safe, dangerous structures and materials wherever they may be:

(b)

provide for the rescue of endangered persons and their removal to areas of safety:

(c)

set up first aid posts, and provide for first aid to be given to casualties and for their movement to hospital, other place of treatment, or areas of safety:

(d)

provide for the relief of distress, including emergency food, clothing, and shelter:

(e)

provide for the conservation and supply of food, fuel, and other essential supplies:

(f)

prohibit or regulate land, air, and water traffic within the area or district to the extent necessary to conduct civil defence emergency management:

(g)

undertake emergency measures for the disposal of dead persons or animals if it is satisfied that the measures are urgently necessary in the interests of public health:

(h)

disseminate information and advice to the public:

(i)

enter into arrangements, including employment arrangements, with any person for the purpose of carrying out civil defence emergency management as may be agreed:

(j)

provide equipment, accommodation, and facilities for the exercise of any of the powers conferred by this subsection.

(2)

A Civil Defence Emergency Management Group must not act inconsistently with any directions given by the Minister or the Director.

Compare: 1983 No 46 s 58(5)