This note is not part of the order, but is intended to indicate its general effect.
This order, which comes into force on 1 February 2015, removes the Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority (CERA) from Part 1 of Schedule 1 of the Ombudsmen Act 1975 (which lists the government departments to which that Act applies). CERA is being disestablished as a government department and established instead as a departmental agency hosted by the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet. The Ombudsmen Act 1975 and the Official Information Act 1982 will apply to CERA as a departmental agency, because they apply to its host department, the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet.
Date of notification in Gazette: 11 December 2014.
This order is administered by the Ministry of Justice.