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  • 0 Drive to Survive

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    Driving these holidays? Stay safe, arrive alive!   Here are some tips for holiday driving   Slow: Drive within speed limits, and to conditions.  Avoid overtaking unless you're sure it's safe       Sober:   If drinking, don't drive if you're beyond the legal limit. Don't mix alcohol, with illegal drugs or medication that could affect your driving.     Sharp: Drive refreshed –  tired, ill or stressed drivers drive differently. Plan your journey so you have plenty of time, Take breaks every two hours on long journeys. Share driving. You'll appreciate the break. Have an eye test at least every two years and wear glasses or contact lenses if needed.     Silent: Phone off or on message service. Minimise any distractions such as fiddling with sat nav/GPS, or tuning the radio while driving.     Secure:   YES, Its still has to be said, belt up and insist that everyone else in the vehicle does the same, and adjust head restraints. If travelling with children, ensure you have correctly fitted, appropriate child restraints.   Happy holidays everyone   For road alerts in your area - Click Here   For either Island Road Alerts  Click Here

  • 0 Less Than A Bag Of Sweets A Month For your Safety

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    People don't believe us when we say Email is not the best for alerting. We're about keeping you saferso we don't recommend email only. For less than a bag of sweets per month, getimmediate delivery Txt Alerts. The following image clearly shows a 1hour delay for an email to get through. This is totally beyond our control.   1Hr time difference This graphic show how email actually works and why it has issues. For faster alerts Click Here      

  • 0 Roving Reporters Invaluable During Events

    • General
    • by Stuart Gunn
    • 07-10-2019
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    During the significant rain event on the West Coast, information sent to Lert Info can greatly help keep others safe. If you have flooding or hear of washouts, or developing situations, please email us details and photos. Send to Roving Reporter   Many Thanks Lert Info Team

  • 1 Don't Miss Another Lert News Story

    • General
    • by Stuart Gunn
    • 24-09-2019
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      FACEBOOK UPDATES will limit what posts you will see.  One of the Facebook changes brought in over September is now affecting Lert and all others like Civil Defence, Metservice, Councils , and local community pages. If a post has a link that takes people away from the FB page, such as to their own websites, FB will reduced the number to "fans" that are shown the post.   What does that mean for you? You will see far fewer posts and more than likely, miss important information.   Unfortunetly you will never know when a post is made and whether you missed it.   For Lert Info, some of our posts are a prelude to important developing situations that may become alerts.   To ensure you see our news posts that are relevant to your location, we can now advise you through our free email alert service.   These push notifications ensure you hear about something newsworthy for your location. If you live in Palmerston North you won't hear about something in Christchurch.  There is a mix of items from other media plus an increasing number of exclusive stories.   This example shows a Thunderstorm Outlook that looks likely to become alerts.       This was a news item advising walking tracks were closed following a scrub fire in Dunedin     Register for our free email news advisories and you'll also get our actual alerts as well - for FREE.  

  • 0 Measles Is Just A Plane Ride Away

    • Health
    • by Stuart Gunn
    • 18-07-2019
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    The current number of cases of  measles in NZ is now 305. This is the highest in 5 years. Infectious disease experts have warned that a generation of New Zealanders are still vulnerable to contracting measles due to a lack of a national approach. In early July passengers on two flights were infected by the same person because at the time, that person didn't even know they had measles Full story - Measles Is Just A Plane Ride Away

  • 0 Poor Public Transport Infrastructure May Keep People ON the Roads

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      New Zealand's public transport is constantly improving but still has a long way to go says Infrastructure NZ's chief executive officer. Travel Infrastructure Frailties   "I don't think it's good enough from a user perspective," said Stephen Selwood on Wednesday.   "We're constantly having to improve the system but any system like public transport where you're using one [train] line any disruption is going to cause problems," he told The AM Show.   Last week the derailment of a train in Wellington caused chaos for 20,000 commuters, and in June an electrical fault left all Auckland train services stopped dead in their tracks.  

  • 0 The Perils Of Email

    • General
    • by Stuart Gunn
    • 10-07-2019
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    Increasingly, email is becoming tricky to use. Spam filters, blockers, lag time, servers down etc. etc. let alone the average 60mins plus it takes for someone to open their email. It doesn't bode well if there is an emergency. We found this excellent video which explains The Email Cycle . Down the track. we envisage dropping the email only service as it's just getting so tricky to use. Civil Defence regions have dropped it, but we have thousands and thousands of people to consider and so perseveared for the last two years.  The replacement will be so much better.  

  • 0 AF8 - The Sleeping Giant

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    Tonight our Team attended the AF8 Lecture at the University of Otago. It was presented by Dr. Caroline Orchidston and Chris Hawker from Civil Defence. AF8 stand for Alpine Fault Magnitude 8 This demonstrated the research that has been going into preparing for this event.  The Following is not to scare you but make you realise this will happen at some time and it will not be pretty. So when will the fault rupture? It could be  at "4:30pm  tomorrow" as CHris Hawker says. Why then? Because if everyone just says sometime in the future, the future will never come and people won't prepare. By having a finite time your start to take it seriously. We saw the records of 27 Alpine fault ruptures and it was bloody freaky to see the regular occurrance of ruptures. On  average every 300 yrs.    WE ARE NOW OVERDUE by 2 yrs. The effects on infrastructure, people, buildings,  tourists, ability to communicate, EVERYTHING, will be absolutely enormous. If you're in the South Island when it lets go, you WILL be affected. No power and  no communication for many, in the first few days. Ask people from CHCH and Kaikoura what it's like. All mountain passess will be broken, communities will be isolated, in a worst case scenario the will be tens of thousands of tourists and residents trapped in Queenstown and the  West Coast could be cut off for months. We really do need to prepare as individuals and communities. The more we prepare the more resilient we are. Individual can prepare with survival kits. Communities can prepare by getting to know each other. What strenghts and weaknesses people have.  Contact your local Civil Defence contacts and volunteer. Civil Defence will rely on volunteers hugely for this  

  • 0 The Figures Don't Lie

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    Why We Don't Use Facebook For Alerts Experienced Facebook marketers will tell you it that as an alerting tool, Facebook fails miserably. You always run the risk of never seeing a post just because of how Facebook controls posts. ONLY 10 out of a hundred will see any post. Do you want to be in the 90 that miss out? The only way to ensure you get alerts is with a dedicated custom built service which Lert is. The following graphics shows interesting data which we have actually measured . Whether you select free emails or the premium Txts, is over to you and we truly don't mind, we just want you to be safer. To register go to Lert info   Cheers The Lert Info team  

  • 1 How many active volcanoes are there in the world?

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    A quick 1 minute summary snapshot on How many active volcanoes are there in the world? . The mention of active volcanoes on the ocean floor is interesting and makes you wonder how much influence they have on ocean heating. Around Antarctica there are about 200 volcanoes. 93 of them have only recently been discovered because of the previous inability to seem them.  Currently there are about 30 active volcanoes on the Pacific Ring of Fire, so how many active ones are there under the ocean?   Food for thought.

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