Civil Defence Emergency Management Act 2002

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85 Emergency powers of Civil Defence Emergency Management Groups


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


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




clearing roads and other public places:


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


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


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:


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


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


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


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:


disseminate information and advice to the public:


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


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


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)