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Under the National Civil Defence Emergency Management Plan Order 2015, the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) is the agency responsible for the coordination of the provision of temporary accommodation for people who have to leave their homes as a result of an emergency. MBIE coordinates this responsibility through the Temporary Accommodation Service.

This temporary accommodation function is distinct from ‘shelter’ and ‘emergency accommodation’, which is provided for a short periods of up to two weeks by civil defence and emergency management agencies.

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