Wellington Region Emergency Management Group
Wellington Region Emergency Management
The Chair of the Civil Defence and
Emergency Management Group for the Wellington Region, Kapiti
Mayor Jenny Rowan says the region’s civil defence
capability is available to support the emergency response
and recovery effort in Christchurch.
“We already have
six staff from our regional team supporting the work in the
National Crisis Management Centre in the Beehive and we are
working to ensure that further support is available
throughout the night.
“Like the rest of New Zealand
we’re watching the scenes unfolding on our screens and our
hearts go out to the people in Christchurch who must once
again deal with a major earthquake event and its
“A coordinated response to this disaster will
be required and our Wellington regional group will work with
National Crisis Management Centre and Canterbury Civil
Defence to provide that response,” Jenny Rowan
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