Hon Gerry Brownlee

MP for Ilam

In the National-led Government, Ilam MP Hon Gerry Brownlee is Minister supporting Greater Christchurch Regeneration, Minister of Defence, Minister of Civil Defence, Minister Responsible for the Earthquake Commission, and Leader of the House.

#UPDATE Here's the latest for Christchurch and parts of Canterbury:

Mon 14 Nov 2016

 

•A 7.5 magnitude earthquake struck at 12.02am today close to Hanmer Springs in North Canterbury - with more than 100 aftershocks so far.

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Defence Minister Gerry Brownlee has paid his third visit to NZ Defence Force troops training members of the Iraqi Security Forces at Camp Taji, near Baghdad. Mr Brownlee arrived back in Dubai this morning, accompanied by Chief of the Defence Force Lt Gen Tim Keating.
A longstanding agreement between Civil Defence Emergency Management authorities and national broadcasters has been renewed and strengthened today, Civil Defence Minister Gerry Brownlee says.
Civil Defence Minister Gerry Brownlee says an extension to the national transition period will continue to support recovery efforts following the Kaikōura earthquake.