CERA to be rolled into DPMC ahead of slow wind-down for Canterbury rebuild

Tue, 02 Sep 2014

By Suze Metherell Sept. 2 (BusinessDesk) - The government will fold the Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority into the Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet early next year as it begins a long-term withdrawal from its hands-on involvement in the Christchurch rebuild. In a speech to the Canterbury Chamber of Commerce, Prime Minister John Key announced the plan, in anticipation of CERA's legislated April 2016 expiration date. The move will see a review of the authority's special powers, which were established in 2011 after the Canterb...

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