Pursuant to section 68 of the Civil Defence Emergency Management Act 2002, I, Lianne Audrey Dalziel, declare that a state of local emergency exists in the Christchurch district owing to the potential risks to people and property throughout Christchurch and Banks Peninsula from ex-tropical cyclone Gita.
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: Lianne Audrey Dalziel.
Designation: Mayor of the district for which the state of local emergency is declared.
Time and Date of Declaration: 2.30pm on 20 February 2018.