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4.1.7 Exercising civil defence and emergency management powers


  1. The mayor has an important role in Auckland’s civil defence and emergency management, in terms of both planning and response.

  2. The mayor has the power to declare a state of local emergency that covers Auckland, as well as a leadership role in responding to emergencies [1].

  3. The mayor, or delegate, represents the council on the Auckland Civil Defence Emergency Management Group, a group comprising the council, emergency services and other public organisations set up by legislation to deliver effective civil defence emergency management within the region [2].



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