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Covid19 State of National Emergency

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From: Mark Brown

Dear Ministry of Civil Defence & Emergency Management,

Back in March of 2020 Minister Peeni Henare made declarations of a State of National Emergency for the Covid-19 pandemic as shown in the following Gazette notice https://gazette.govt.nz/notice/id/2020-g...

Under the Official Information Act we request the following;

1) For the current Covid-19 lockdown from August 2021 please provide the Gazette notice of the current National State of Emergency.

2) We can not find the Gazette notice at (1), so if the legislation has changed so it does not require the same treatment, please explain what the change is and how notice is provided via Gazette?

3) Lastly can you confirm the current Covid-19 Lockdown is a "State of National Emergency" or if it is not what type of "Emergency" is it?

Yours faithfully,

Mark Brown

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This, from the Beehive shows the State Of Emergency was extended 6 times, ending on 13 May 2020.
https://www.beehive.govt.nz/release/new-...

On 13 May 2020 the COVID-19 Public Health Response Act 2020 came into force. This Act allows the government the power to issue Covid Orders.

The state of emergency is no longer needed.

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