This note is not part of the regulations, but is intended to indicate their general effect.
These regulations, which come into force the day after notification in the Gazette, amend regulation 4 of the principal regulations (which contains definitions applying throughout the principal regulations) by inserting a definition of the Canterbury earthquake making clear that it comprises both the earthquake that occurred on 4 September 2010 and all its aftershocks.
Regulation 8 of the principal regulations is consequentially amended by—
aligning subclause (3)(ka) with this definition; and
revoking subclause (3C), which contains an identical definition applicable only to subclause (3B).
Date of notification in Gazette: 10 March 2011.
These regulations are administered by the Ministry of Social Development.