Taranaki civil defence supervisor strikes to advisory position

Taranaki Civil Defence Emergency Management regional manager Craig Campbell-Smart has stepped down from the role.

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Taranaki Civil Defence Emergency Administration regional supervisor Craig Campbell-Sensible has stepped down from the position.


The regional head of Taranaki’s civil defence emergency administration is to tackle a brand new position as a principal advisor within the organisation.

Craig Campbell-Sensible stated the newly created place was a “step down and step sideways” from what he had been concerned in.

“It was time for a change because the regional supervisor place had been demanding after working to construct capability within the area for the previous 4 years,” he stated.


“I’ll nonetheless be concerned in civil defence emergencies within the area.”

* Regional civil defence boss geared up for any potential hazard

Throughout the Covid 19 lockdown, Campbell-Sensible labored with district well being boards and medical well being officers to assist handle the area’s response to the pandemic.


He was reported as working 24 consecutive days, generally 12 hours a day, with no break.

Todd Velvin, one in every of 4 regional group controllers, would be the performing regional supervisor till the place was stuffed completely in early 2021.