Hon Gerry Brownlee

MP for Ilam

In the National-led Government, Ilam MP Hon Gerry Brownlee is Minister of Foreign Affairs and Minister Responsible for the Earthquake Commission.

#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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New funding of $9.6 million in Budget 2017 will see New Zealand’s presence in Antarctica continue while cementing the Government’s commitment to the continent, Foreign Affairs Minister Gerry Brownlee says.
Earthquake Commission (EQC) levies will increase from 1 November to help rebuild its Natural Disaster Fund (NDF), which has been depleted following the Christchurch and Kaikōura earthquakes.
Foreign Minister Gerry Brownlee has condemned yesterday’s test launch of a ballistic missile by North Korea.    “UN Security Council resolutions prohibit North Korean ballistic missiles. North Korea’s disregard for its obligations under these resolutions continues to be of deep concern,” Mr Brownlee says.