Tuesday 21 Feb - 1:06 pm
The State of Emergency covering Christchurch City and Selwyn District in relation to the Port Hills fires has been extended. For latest updates please see the Christchurch Civil Defence Emergency Management Group Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/ChristchurchCDEM and Christchurch City Council website https://ccc.govt.nz/the-council/newsline/show/1406
Broadcasting formal emergency announcements is an important part of this. There are MoU with radio and TV broadcasters about this.
The MoU do not cover the handling of press releases, news stories or bulletins, interviews or advertising. They are concerned solely with requests for the broadcast of formal emergency announcements from an authorised CDEM manager.