Adapting legislation to meet recovery needs

This report looks at the use of Orders in Council during earthquake recovery. It outlines the process used under the Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Act 2011 to allow immediate removal of rubble left by the earthquakes and added to by the demolition of damaged buildings, the relaxation of time limits in tax legislation, and the exemption of road user charges for sucker trucks working in Christchurch.   

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