Hurunui/Kaikōura Earthquakes Emergency Relief Bill

About this bill

This bill seeks to modify legislative constraints in the Resource Management Act 1991, in light of the emergency situation following the Hurunui/Kaikōura earthquake of magnitude 7.8 on 14 November 2016, to ensure that efforts can be put into recovery, while providing that the underlying purposes of the Resource Management Act are met.

Current status

Royal Assent given 05 December 2016.
Enacted as the Hurunui/Kaikōura Earthquakes Emergency Relief Act 2016 (16/97)

Member of Parliament responsible
Bill type

Government bill


All data
Bill type Government bill
Parliament 51
Ref 212-1
Introduced 29 November 2016
First reading 29 November 2016
Select Committee Local Government and Environment Committee
Second reading 1 December 2016
Committee of the whole House 1 December 2016
Third reading 1 December 2016
Royal Assent 5 December 2016
Enacted as Hurunui/Kaikōura Earthquakes Emergency Relief Act 2016 (16/97)
Divided No

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