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 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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Acting Civil Defence Minister Gerry Brownlee says recent observations by GNS provide a timely reminder to all New Zealanders about the need to be prepared for earthquakes. GNS has observed unusual activity involving patches of slow slip movement between tectonic plates in the lower North Island.
The first of three new Bills in response to the magnitude 7.8 earthquake on November 14 has passed unanimously in Parliament. 
Three new Bills have been drafted in the wake of the magnitude 7.8 earthquake on November 14 to ensure the government can enable affected communities to respond quickly and efficiently.