Civil Defence Minister Peeni Henare today announced the establishment of the new National Emergency Management Agency from 1 December 2019.
The National Emergency Management Agency will replace the Ministry of Civil Defence & Emergency Management.
Minister Henare told Chris Lynch this is bigger than just a name change. They’ve managed to take away some of the bureaucracy and make sure that the line of contact and accountability is to the minister directly.
He says it’s about supporting more the work that is being done locally to better respond to emergencies.