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Factsheet: How Civil Defence Emergency Management can help during Covid-19

Tuesday April 28 2020

Here’s information for organisations supporting people during the Covid-19 lockdown.

The government has approved a $30 million support package for the delivery of food and other welfare assistance by local authorities and civil defence emergency management groups, to those who need it the most as New Zealand fights Covid-19.

This funding will give local authorities and civil defence emergency management groups the flexibility to provide more direct support to the people who need it, as well provide up-front funding or reimbursement to foodbanks and other community organisations they are working with.

This information sheet describes what support is available from civil defence emergency management groups and how people can contact them.