Pursuant to section 68 of the Civil Defence Emergency Management Act 2002, I, Raymond Bruce Smith, declare that a state of local emergency exists in Westland District owing to cause or may cause loss of life or injury or distress or in any way endangers the safety of the public and property due to severe weather event.
The state of local emergency comes into force immediately on the making of this declaration, and expires seven days after the time and date on which it comes into force (unless extended or terminated at an earlier time).
Declared by: Raymond Bruce Smith, Mayor, Westland District Council.
Designation: Mayor of the district for which the state of local emergency is declared.
Time and Date of Declaration: 5.45pm on 26 March 2019.