Reason for extension of powers under an Epidemic Notice

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From: J Bruning

Dear Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet,

Epidemic Preparedness (COVID-19) Notice 2020 Renewal Notice (No 3) 2022.
https://gazette.govt.nz/assets/pdf-cache...

This Gazette notice dated 12th day of September 2022, extends the March 24, 2020 notice (the principal notice) here: https://gazette.govt.nz/assets/pdf-cache...

In Gazette notice you state that you are:

'satisfied that the effects of the outbreak of COVID-19 are likely to continue to disrupt essential governmental and business activity in New Zealand significantly'

The Ministry of Health states: 'An Epidemic Notice is a public policy tool to help Government agencies respond swiftly and effectively in a rapidly evolving situation. An epidemic notice enables the use of a number of ‘special powers’ in legislation.'

Please supply all evidence you relied on, and the reasons for your decision in extending the powers put in place March 24, 2020.

Yours faithfully,

J Bruning

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