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Kaikōura Harbour to be enhanced post-quake

Published By   /  April 21, 2017  /  24/7 News, Civil Defence, Gerry Brownlee, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Politics, release  /  Comments Off on Kaikōura Harbour to be enhanced post-quake

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: Kaikōura Harbour to be enhanced post-quake Civil Defence Minister Gerry Brownlee has announced additional funding of $700,000 for the restoration of Kaikōura Harbour, bringing the government’s total contribution to $5.7 million. Two major commercial operators, Whale Watch Kaikōura and Encounter Kaikōura, have been working with […]

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Insurance advisory service for North Canterbury

Published By   /  April 21, 2017  /  24/7 News, Civil Defence, Earthquake Commission, Gerry Brownlee, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Politics, release  /  Comments Off on Insurance advisory service for North Canterbury

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: Insurance advisory service for North Canterbury The government will fund a free and independent advisory service to assist North Canterbury residents with insurance claims, Civil Defence Minister and Minister Responsible for the Earthquake Commission Gerry Brownlee says. This pilot programme will be set up to […]

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Minister welcomes Accessible City rethink

Published By   /  April 12, 2017  /  24/7 News, Gerry Brownlee, Greater Christchurch Regeneration, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Politics, release  /  Comments Off on Minister welcomes Accessible City rethink

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: Minister welcomes Accessible City rethink The Minister supporting Greater Christchurch Regeneration Gerry Brownlee says he’s pleased recovery agencies have listened to the concerns of businesses and residents about the city’s transport plan. On Monday, Mr Brownlee was granted Cabinet authorisation to suspend the government funding […]

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Calls for greater cooperation in peacekeeping training

Published By   /  April 6, 2017  /  24/7 News, Defence, Gerry Brownlee, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Politics, release  /  Comments Off on Calls for greater cooperation in peacekeeping training

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: Calls for greater cooperation in peacekeeping training Defence Minister Gerry Brownlee, on behalf of the South Pacific Defence Ministers’ Meeting, has issued a Joint Communique agreeing on key areas to collaborate and coordinate. “It was a very successful meeting, and demonstrated how New Zealand can […]

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South Pacific Defence Ministers in NZ for summit

Published By   /  April 5, 2017  /  24/7 News, Defence, Gerry Brownlee, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Politics, release  /  Comments Off on South Pacific Defence Ministers in NZ for summit

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: South Pacific Defence Ministers in NZ for summit Defence Minister Gerry Brownlee will tomorrow welcome counterparts to New Zealand for the 2017 South Pacific Defence Ministers’ Meeting, being held in Auckland. “The South Pacific Defence Ministers Meeting will bring together the highest levels of defence leadership […]

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Red zone use encouraged as Outline approved

Published By   /  March 30, 2017  /  24/7 News, Gerry Brownlee, Greater Christchurch Regeneration, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Politics, release  /  Comments Off on Red zone use encouraged as Outline approved

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: Red zone use encouraged as Outline approved The Minister supporting Greater Christchurch Regeneration Gerry Brownlee has approved the first phase of future land use decisions for Christchurch’s Avon River Corridor red zone. On March 23, Regenerate Christchurch provided Mr Brownlee with a draft Outline for […]

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Hercules deployment to Middle East confirmed

Published By   /  March 28, 2017  /  24/7 News, Gerry Brownlee, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Politics, release  /  Comments Off on Hercules deployment to Middle East confirmed

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: Hercules deployment to Middle East confirmed Defence Minister Gerry Brownlee says Cabinet has approved a short-term deployment of a C-130 Hercules to the Middle East. Mr Brownlee says the aircraft is deploying in response to a request from the Australian Defence Force to provide additional […]

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Minister returns to Baghdad and Camp Taji

Published By   /  March 22, 2017  /  24/7 News, Defence, Gerry Brownlee, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Politics, release  /  Comments Off on Minister returns to Baghdad and Camp Taji

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: Minister returns to Baghdad and Camp Taji Defence Minister Gerry Brownlee has paid his third visit to NZ Defence Force troops training members of the Iraqi Security Forces at Camp Taji, near Baghdad. Mr Brownlee arrived back in Dubai this morning, accompanied by Chief of […]

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National transition extended for quake recovery

Published By   /  March 9, 2017  /  24/7 News, Civil Defence, Gerry Brownlee, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Politics, release  /  Comments Off on National transition extended for quake recovery

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: National transition extended for quake recovery Civil Defence Minister Gerry Brownlee says an extension to the national transition period will continue to support recovery efforts following the Kaikōura earthquake. Mr Brownlee has given notice of an extension to the national transition period in Kaikōura and […]

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Fires highlight need for Civil Defence review

Published By   /  February 17, 2017  /  24/7 News, Civil Defence, Gerry Brownlee, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Politics, release  /  Comments Off on Fires highlight need for Civil Defence review

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: Fires highlight need for Civil Defence review Civil Defence Minister Gerry Brownlee says the fires in Christchurch City and the Selwyn District have highlighted the need to streamline New Zealand’s Civil Defence legislation. On Thursday, Mr Brownlee was scheduled to meet with representatives from all […]

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Singapore-NZ Defence relationship celebrated

Published By   /  January 17, 2017  /  24/7 News, Defence, Gerry Brownlee, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Politics, release  /  Comments Off on Singapore-NZ Defence relationship celebrated

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: Singapore-NZ Defence relationship celebrated Joint Statement New Zealand and Singapore’s Defence Ministers Gerry Brownlee and Dr Ng Eng Hen today observed Exercise Thunder Warrior, an artillery live-firing exercise at the Waiouru Training Area. This year marked the 20th anniversary of the Singapore Armed Forces’ (SAF) […]

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Outstanding year for NZ’s Defence sector

Published By   /  December 15, 2016  /  24/7 News, Defence, Gerry Brownlee, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Politics, release  /  Comments Off on Outstanding year for NZ’s Defence sector

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: Outstanding year for NZ’s Defence sector Defence Minister Gerry Brownlee says 2016 has seen the New Zealand Defence Force respond to natural disasters, train Iraqi soldiers and future-proof the country’s Defence industry. “I think most of us will remember 2016 as a turbulent and extraordinary […]

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A busy and productive year in the House

Published By   /  December 14, 2016  /  24/7 News, Gerry Brownlee, Leader of the House, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Politics, release  /  Comments Off on A busy and productive year in the House

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: A busy and productive year in the House Leader of the House Gerry Brownlee says this afternoon’s adjournment of Parliament brings to an end an extremely busy legislative year. “Parliament sat for 88 days this year, the same number of days as in 2015, passing […]

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New process for settling Kaikoura quake claims

Published By   /  December 13, 2016  /  24/7 News, Civil Defence, Earthquake Commission, Gerry Brownlee, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Politics, release  /  Comments Off on New process for settling Kaikoura quake claims

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: New process for settling Kaikoura quake claims The Minister Responsible for the Earthquake Commission (EQC) Gerry Brownlee has welcomed the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding between EQC and private insurers. EQC and New Zealand’s major private insurers have reached an agreement which will help […]

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Plan released for Waimakariri red zones

Published By   /  December 13, 2016  /  24/7 News, Gerry Brownlee, Greater Christchurch Regeneration, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Politics, release  /  Comments Off on Plan released for Waimakariri red zones

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: Plan released for Waimakariri red zones The Minister supporting Greater Christchurch Regeneration Gerry Brownlee has approved the Waimakariri Residential Red Zone Recovery Plan – the first of several major future use decisions in the region. About 100 hectares of mainly residential land in Kaiapoi, The […]

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National Transition Period for quake recovery

Published By   /  December 9, 2016  /  24/7 News, Civil Defence, Gerry Brownlee, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Politics, release  /  Comments Off on National Transition Period for quake recovery

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: National Transition Period for quake recovery Gerry Brownlee | Civil Defence Acting Civil Defence Minister Gerry Brownlee says a National Transition Period issued today will help support recovery efforts following the November 14 earthquake. The Minister has given notice of a National Transition Period in […]

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Third earthquake Bill passes in Parliament

Published By   /  December 8, 2016  /  24/7 News, Civil Defence, Gerry Brownlee, Leader of the House, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Politics, release  /  Comments Off on Third earthquake Bill passes in Parliament

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: Third earthquake Bill passes in Parliament Acting Civil Defence Minister Gerry Brownlee has welcomed the passing of the Hurunui/Kaikōura Earthquakes Recovery Bill 2016 by Parliament today. This is the third of three Bills in response to the Kaikōura earthquake sequence that started with a magnitude […]

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Timely reminder to get earthquake ready

Published By   /  December 1, 2016  /  24/7 News, Civil Defence, Gerry Brownlee, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Politics, release  /  Comments Off on Timely reminder to get earthquake ready

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: Timely reminder to get earthquake ready Acting Civil Defence Minister Gerry Brownlee says recent observations by GNS provide a timely reminder to all New Zealanders about the need to be prepared for earthquakes. GNS has observed unusual activity involving patches of slow slip movement between […]

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Emergency legislation for earthquake response

Published By   /  November 29, 2016  /  24/7 News, Civil Defence, Gerry Brownlee, Leader of the House, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Politics, release  /  Comments Off on Emergency legislation for earthquake response

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: Emergency legislation for earthquake response Three new Bills have been drafted in the wake of the magnitude 7.8 earthquake on November 14 to ensure the government can enable affected communities to respond quickly and efficiently. Leader of the House and Acting Civil Defence Minister Gerry […]

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Speech to the New Zealand Defence Industry Association – Viaduct Events Centre, Auckland

Published By   /  November 16, 2016  /  24/7 News, Defence, Gerry Brownlee, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Politics, Speech  /  Comments Off on Speech to the New Zealand Defence Industry Association – Viaduct Events Centre, Auckland

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: Speech to the New Zealand Defence Industry Association – Viaduct Events Centre, Auckland Thank you to the Defence Industry Association for inviting me to open the Forum with this speech. This is my first time attending the Forum, and I can see from the programme […]

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