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0 2021 Gets off to a Thunderous Start

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Happy New Year to all our wonderful members!

We've rung in another year and probably most of you will be happy to leave 2020 far behind.

If you have been adversely affected by the events of 2020, we're sorry to hear that. As a nation though, we have shown the world yet again, that can we punch above our weight.

Stu, one of our team, flew to Wellington for a break. He was able to run the service on IPad, laptop and phone, which is part of our regular system check. This ability gives us more flexibility and resilience. He said the only thing different about the trip were masks on the plane.

NZ really is a pretty good place to call home.

Thunderstorms and flooding start the year

The year has started off wet and thundery with flooding at various locations. 

Multiple Severe thunderstorm warnings went out.  Email-only users may have received alerts late or read them after the events had started. Sadly this is just an inherent weakness of email and is totally beyond our control.  Txt users however got alerts within 1 minute. 

We saw many email only subscribers change to the $2/mth txt service once we explained the difference to them.  More user comments.

Any situation: damaging thunderstorms, fires, floods and so on, can develop extremely quickly and it's here that Txts are superior for alerting you immediately. In 2020 we sent around 15 evacuation alerts. Getting these late could be life threatening.

You can switch to the Premium service by logging in here .  If you need help, just contact us. We totally respect whichever service you use though, we just want to keep you safer but be aware of the differences. If you not a Lert Member and want to get our alerts click here.

One of our members was extremely appreciative of our txt alert for Timaru recently:
"You guys rock. Thanks for the text warning. Managed to get my car undercover. Don't need another write off. Really appreciated all you do"


App Update

We are alpha testing various aspects of our app and have found a couple of things needing improvement. Next will be beta-testing.  We want you to have the best app possible. Still no date for release unfortunately. The app will set a new standard for alerting in NZ . 

Members Providing Alert Information 

We always welcome alert information and photos during events or if you see something. We find member information faster and often more accurate than official sources. You'll be helping other members too. Best to email us at info@lert.info if you see something.


Please don't be offended if we don't reply to your comments or questions for anything we post on Facebook. It is not well designed for us to quickly reply especially when we're busy. 


There are mutated strains appearing that are 50-70%+ more infectious than the strain we first dealt with in NZ. Please continue scanning QR codes. The QR scanning tool is different to the Bluetooth part of the app which is automatic.

Contact tracing will be the first thing officials go to when there is a new community case especially if it's the new variant.

Covid Virus

Till next time, we wish you a much better year in 2021.


The Lert Info Team


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It’s arguably NZ’s most comprehensive and advanced alert service.

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