The earthquake showed up weaknesses in emergency management, as there was no national organisation or legal provision for emergency measures. The government had to hastily introduce legislation to give authority to the Hawke’s Bay Adjustment Court, which co-ordinated reconstruction in the region.
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Reference: New Zealand Statutes, 1931, pp. 47-68
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