Local Government New Zealand

Quake prompts new calls to move some govt services out of Wellington

A draft policy recently adopted by Local Government New Zealand would be advanced with more urgency, the organisation's president said.

Lawrence Yule said it was a political priority for the organisation, and it was time to re-think New Zealand's hazard risk management.

"It can be soundly argued that how we distribute centres, people and key infrastructure - including government infrastructure, needs to be reconsidered," he said.

Nelson city councillor Matt Lawrey drafted the policy.