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Friday, November 04, 2005

Marlborough shakes some more

More quakes have occurred in the Marlborough area over the past few days, with the maximum again being 4.8 on the Richter scale. The larger of these have been felt in Wellington.

Thursday, November 03, 2005

ARC explores options for disaster alert systems

Mass Public Alert Systems are a potential life saver, or a potential for mass panic.

So far reliance has been on public broadcasting to get the message across using the Civil Defence "Sting" alert, however - how well will the public broadcasters and households be prepared to even be able to hear it in a major disaster...

Bird Flu is Real – and You’re On Your Own

Is it all Hype, is it all real, or is it somewhere in between.

This US centric article is probably a bit over the top, but ....

Wednesday, November 02, 2005

Hacker virus exploits bird flu scare

Is there no low that Hackers/Virus writes will go to.

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While this one is 'mostly harmless' it is still a reminder that you should not trust attachments that you are not expecting, even if they appear to come from a known friend or other reliable source

Tuesday, November 01, 2005

Bunker for Crisis

The "Bunker" or National Crisis Management Center would be activated for a Flu Pandemic, or any other major Civil Defence declaration or other National Crisis.

Quakes shake Marlborough

This morning a series of earthquakes shook Marlborough. Ranging from 3.6 to 4.6 on the Richter scale. Another reminder that we need to be prepared for the big one.

Monday, October 31, 2005

Sunday, October 30, 2005

Rescue under way for injured tramper

A Search and Rescue operation for a young tramper in the Te Anau area involving Search and Rescue volunteers, Police and Ambulance was underway.


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