Auckland emergency management found wanting

Auckland emergency management found wanting
Four people were killed in Auckland's January floods. (Image: Getty)
Oliver Lewis
Another review into civil defence functions at Auckland council has found wider emergency processes were not up to scratch before the fatal Auckland floods earlier this year.Four people died and hundreds of homes were damaged across Auckland on Jan 27, when unprecedented rainfall swamped the city.Mayor Wayne Brown was extensively criticised for his poor communication in response to the disaster, for which he later apologised. Brown also commissioned a $100,000 inquiry into the council response by former police commissioner Mike Bush, which...

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