Legislation relating to CDEM is not just limited to the Civil Defence Emergency Management Act 2002. A number of other Acts also play a role in CDEM.
The Civil Defence Emergency Management Act 2002 creates a framework within which New Zealand can prepare for, deal with, and recover from local, regional and national emergencies.
The CDEM Regulations 2003 came into force on 1 June 2003. They cover:
The Civil Defence Emergency Management Amendment Act 2016 strengthens the legislative framework for recovery to help communities get back on their feet more quickly after an emergency.
The Civil Defence Emergency Management Amendment Act 2016 passed just four days before the November 14 earthquake but was not due to come into force until next year. Most of the Act's provisions were brought forward by the Civil Defence Emergency Management Amendment Act 2016 Amendment Act 2016 to enable a smoother and more effective transition from the response phase to recovery.
The Hurunui/Kaikōura Earthquakes Recovery Bill enables the next phase of recovery of the main affected areas (Kaikōura, Hurunui, Marlborough and Wellington) following the earthquake sequence that started on 14 November 2016 with a magnitude 7.8 earthquake 15km north-east of Culverden in the South island.
Legislation relating to CDEM is not just limited to the Civil Defence Emergency Management Act 2002. A number of other Acts also play a role in CDEM by, for example, regulating activities of particular CDEM participants, assisting in land use planning, hazard identification and management, and emergency response. These Acts may be useful as reference points for those wanting additional information about a particular issue in the CDEM Act 2002. They include (but are not limited to) the: