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  • 0 Up To 10M Waves To Hit North Is West Coast, North of Raglan

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    • by Stuart Gunn
    • 20-07-2020
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    The western upper North Island is in for a windy Wednesday with potentially damaging storm surge spreading up the west coast across the day. Winds will ramp up during daylight hours with gales in coastal areas gusting over 100km/h in some exposed areas. This increases the risks of trees and branches down and therefore power outages possible. On top of the surge of westerly wind, a significant coastal storm surge will spread up the western side with wave heights expected to reach 9 metres, maybe higher. Most exposed looks to be from about Raglan to Port Waikato to Auckland, then spreading further up into Northland’s western side. “These are exceptionally large waves and people should avoid being too near the water” says head forecaster Philip Duncan. “It’s also another example of why Manukau Harbour is such a dangerous harbour entrance, with the possibility of 8 metre waves around the Manukau Heads on Wednesday PM”. Winds and dangerous seas will ease slowly across Thursday and Friday. Remember to sign up for your Free email alerts if you haven't already

  • 0 Rain Causes Havoc

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    • by Stuart Gunn
    • 17-07-2020
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    Considerable rain fell in Northland yesterday and has caused a lot of flooding and slips. Welfare centres were opened in Whangarei. It's still advised only travel if necessary in Northland We sent around 20 alerts for these three areas over a 3hr periods and was on of the most intense periods we have ever experienced  Register for FREE alerts here   Maps of roads affected  for all areas Water supply worries after heavy rain floods Northland, with Gisborne area also hit hard Riverside Whangarei   Rain heading to Auckland with good amounts possible for storage dams.  No alerts out for this. Te Puia Springs area Gisborne North alerts around 10pm Friday Live alerts as at 09:30 Sat 18th   STUFF - Weather: Thunderstorms, torrential rain causes flooding across Northland and Gisborne  Multiple roads in Northland , Waikato and Gisborne closed      

  • 0 We still need to contact trace.

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    It's FANTASTIC news that we have zero active cases of Covid 19 in beautiful New Zealand.  However we can't afford to let up completely on being vigilant.   As has been seen other countries you can get spikes. Just compare NZ and American graphs of new cases each day. (John Hopkins University) Below - USA daily new cases Below - NZ Daily New Cases There could be people in New Zealand right now who are asymptomatic (Show no symptoms). These people will circulate as per usual and if infectious, will pass it to someone else. Until someone is diagnosed with Covid we won't know. If you feel unwell - sniffles, cough, loss of taste or other symptoms of Covid, stay home and arrange to see your  doc.  Over the Covid Pandemic Lert Info sent hundreds of Lerts, and kept thousands of people safer with much earlier notice on stuff that could ruin their day. If you too, want to know sooner, register for alerts today.      

  • 0 Cold Snap Update

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    • by Stuart Gunn
    • 02-06-2020
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      The snow may look pretty but for the higher roads may cause issues. Rain starts Thursday morning with temps lowering  At 3pm it's moved up the South Island We envisage issues on mountain passes. Snow is now looking possible to 500M. As soon as we know more details we will send alerts  to affected areas. For long distance drivers we have a Txt Road alert service for all the South Island. We often get exclusive reports from drivers that you won't find anywhere else. The alerts could save you time, money and inconvenience. Friday 6am, temperatures in some areas drop to -4       

  • 0 Large Quake Off Foxton Coast

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    A 5.9 quake 36.5 Km deep has struck off the Foxton Coast.  There are reports of minor damage. Civil Defence tells us that there is no risk of Tsunami. Train services are being held at some stations for a while. Timely reminder to check your kits.  

  • 1 Do you Like Working from home? Many people do.

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    Survey finds most people enjoy working from home Many New Zealanders have been working at home during lock down levels 3 and 4 - and it seems a lot of us have liked it.   Auckland firm Frog Recruitment has surveyed 1300 workers and managers, about their experiences working at home, and how this experience might change the way we do things in the future. They found more than 70 percent aren't too happy with the idea of returning to the office. Jane Kennelly for Frog Recruitment, tells Morning Report that people were quite stressed setting up their home offices at first, but are now comfortable at home. "These new habits are being formed and, in fact, a high number of respondents are really enjoying being at home and in their home environment.   "It's been a circuit breaker for sure as far as being open and it being acceptable to have flexible work hours." Kennelly is among the many who are working from home and said she also enjoys it. "My commute is now 33 seconds, so I'm very happy to be working from home. "I must confess, and it did come through in the survey, that there is that lovely benefit of being in a shared work environment where you bump into people and you can chat about ideas. That type of interaction isn't happening, and I do miss that. But, otherwise, it's been a very highly productive time." Kennelly said that, once upon a time, people believed that working from home meant less productivity. The lock down has certainly proved otherwise. That productivity also present a problem; people are never leaving their work spaces. "On the one hand, that's fantastic, but on the other hand people really feel quite chained to their desk." She said that the lock down has provided a tremendous experiment in working from home, and she hopes it brings about permanent changes to our work lives. Kennelly said workplaces do need to consider financially helping employees setting up their work spaces. She heard of one person who bought their BBQ inside to use as a desk. "The whole notion of working from a laptop isn't great." She said businesses will save money by having a reduced number of people in their offices and should put that toward making sure home offices are well set up. RNZ Article   Click for pushed news articles

  • 0 Are You Wanting More Weather Data?

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    • by Stuart Gunn
    • 05-05-2020
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      Weatherwatch has partnered with IBM to provide New Zealand's largest weather data website Lert Info uses this frequently as every locations information is updated hourly. This almost real time information, is vital for us to keep you better informed when weather gets marginal.  It's the most comprehensive data readily accessible by the public.    To receive our news articles straight to your email box, just subscribe to our free email alert service ( we'll send you alerts as well of course) Cheers Lert Info team    

  • 2 Take the opportunity

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    So, while you're in lockdown, why not go through your emergency kit. We did and found tins that were 3yrs past their use by date and no battery for the torch or radio.   Have heaps of thermal blankets though (for some unknown reason) but then we are in Dunedin. Note to self - need a few more things, nut bars, water in individual bottles of water, and a few other things.   As well as information, we provide emergency alerts. So if you're not registered for our free emergency alerts yet hop to it and Sign Up today . We're here to keep Kiwis Safer    

  • 0 You're information could save lives

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    People expect alerts ASAP, and rightly so. Now you can play a vital role. PROBLEM: Official sources have protocols to follow which can delay information by 45mins or more. We have experienced this first hand. THE FIX: Enable the people to send reports directly to us. SOLUTION: Lert Info Contact Us  form You can be our eyes and ears. Whenever you see something, tell us first, unless it's a Phone 111 situation. Just setup the Contact Us  page on your phone, then all you will have to do is tap the icon fill in the details and press send. We will have your information immediately and will act on it as needed. Follow these three steps 1/ Click the Contact us Link above to get following screen.   2/ Tap your screens hamburger/menu and a similar dropdown should appear as follows. Select "add to homescreen" & give it a name you like. We've used "Lert Info Send Message"         3/ Your screen will now have an icon like the "Lert Info send message" one. 4/ To send us a message all you need do is tap the icon, write the messages and send to us. The first message you send you may need to include your email and phone, sunsequently it should populate automatically.  We will need your location and details. No use to just say there has been a crash. We need basic info - location, road open or closed etc.  Flooding for example - where, status - Just starting, depth.......   You don't need to be a subscriber to contact us, but if you want to get alerts just go to Sign Up We're here to help Kiwis  

  • 0 Perfect for Travellers

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    If you're moving around the country and stopping over at various locations, we can let you know if anything may ruin your time. eg, fire, flooding, road closures etc This is great for any "Motor Homers" . Takes just 15 secs to do at the end of the day or even during the day  if you want, when you're on a long trip. You just add our login to your home screen of your phone. When you want to make a change:   Select 1/ "change Your Area"           2/ Set the region and suburb/town           3/ Submit -Done To register for alerts, if not already , got to www.lert.info  

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