Pursuant to section 68 of the Civil Defence Emergency Management Act 2002, I, Neville Mark Gray Cook, declare that a state of local emergency exists in Southland Region, owing to extensive flooding.
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: N. M. G. Cook.
Designation: Person appointed and authorised by the Civil Defence Emergency Management Group to declare a state of local emergency for its area.
Time and Date of Declaration: 2.20pm on 4 February 2020.