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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Joint Statement New Zealand and Singapore’s Defence Ministers Gerry Brownlee and Dr Ng Eng Hen today observed Exercise Thunder Warrior, an artillery live-firing exercise at the Waiouru Training Area. This year marked the 20th anniversary of the Singapore Armed Forces’ (SAF) exercise.
Civil Defence Minister Gerry Brownlee and Science and Innovation Minister Paul Goldsmith today announced initial funding of up to $3 million to develop and enhance GeoNet’s natural hazards monitoring capability and response service.
Defence Minister Gerry Brownlee says 2016 has seen the New Zealand Defence Force respond to natural disasters, train Iraqi soldiers and future-proof the country’s Defence industry. “I think most of us will remember 2016 as a turbulent and extraordinary year for the world,” Mr Brownlee says.