Labour’s Clare Curran will meet Horowhenua residents to get action on civil defence
Labour’s Civil Defence spokesperson Clare Curran will meet Horowhenua residents in Levin on Sunday, May 21.
One of the topics is just how locals can take part in the Government review of the Civil
The meeting’s being organised by the Horowhenua District Ratepayers and Residents Association (HDRRAI).
Report due in August
Chairperson Christine Moriarty says: “The review team is expected to report back to the recently appointed Civil Defence
Minister, Nathan Guy, who is also the Otaki MP, by August.
Former Civil Defence Minister Gerry Brownlee initiated the review. Mr Guy has been invited to speak at the meeting
but is unavailable.
The Horowhenua residents’association invited Mr Guy, Horowhenua District Council mayor Michael Feyen and all
District Councillors to attend.”
“We are particularly keen for Horowhenua District councillor Ross Brannigan to attend because he is also employed by
Horizons Regional Council as the district’s Civil Defence officer,” Ms Moriarty says.
A Government Technical Advisory Group set up to identify
shortcomings in the civil defence structure
includes former National MP Roger Sowry, Local
Government NZ chief executive Malcolm Alexander,and assistant
police commissioner Mike Rusbatch.
Also attending are Fire Service deputy national commander Kerry Gregory, Defence Force
Major General Tim Gall and Civil Defence and Emergency
Ministry director Sarah Stuart-Black.
The meeting starts at 2pm in St Mary’s Chuirch Hall, Manchester Street , on Sunday, 21st May