Monday, 28 August
Review of Hawkes Bay Civil Defence Emergency Management to get underway
The contract for an independent review of the performance of the Hawkes Bay Civil Defence Emergency Management (CDEM) response to Cyclone Gabrielle has been signed.
The contract was awarded to Bush International Consulting and will be led by Mike Bush, formerly Commissioner of NZ Police. Bush International Consulting has earlier this year completed the rapid review of the Auckland Flood response and is currently reviewing Oranga Tamariki’s troubled youth justice and community care facilities. Other panel members are:
Mr. Bush says the panel will follow “a tried and true method of interviewing people who responded during the event and key stakeholders, and will review a lot of documentation.”
“We’ll also set up a process for public input.”
Joint Committee Chair and Chair of the Hawke’s Bay Regional Council Hinewai Ormsby welcomed the start of the review.
“We look forward to receiving the review panel’s draft report later this year and a final report in 2024.”
The Hawke’s Bay CDEM Group Joint Standing Committee represents Hawke’s Bay Regional Council, Napier City Council, Hastings District Council, Wairoa District Council and Central Hawke’s Bay, as well as advisory members from Ngāti Kahungunu iwi and PSGE delegates.
Contact Director Communication and Engagement, Mike Johansson | Phone 027 263 5986
28 August 2023
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