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Friday, April 29, 2011

Brownlee seeks community reps

Brownlee seeks community reps

GLENN CONWAY
Last updated 05:00 28/04/2011
 
Christchurch community representatives are being sought for a new earthquake group that will report to the Government.

Yesterday, Earthquake Recovery Minister Gerry Brownlee called for expressions of interest from people wanting to join a community forum to be formed under the new Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Act. Brownlee said he was looking for representatives of community-based groups.

Under the act, Brownlee must invite at least 20 people who are "suitably qualified" to take part in the forum.

"The intention is to involve a range of grassroots community, business, social and cultural interests in the forum," he said. "It will, in the main, be made up of non-elected persons who take a representative role in their communities."

The forum will give Brownlee information and advice on how the act is working across Canterbury.

Community-based organisations wanting to nominate someone should email a brief curriculum vitae of their nominee to communityforum@cera.govt.nz by 5pm next Wednesday.

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