9 Mar 2010

Marae to be CD emergency centres

9:27 pm on 9 March 2010

Civil Defence is putting together plans to use marae around the country when a disaster occurs.

National co-ordinator Ian Wilson says marae are an integral part of communities capable of feeding and looking after people.

He says the tsunami warnings after the Chilean earthquake brought the potential to use marae in an emergency into sharp focus, Waatea News reports.