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Wednesday, August 23, 2006

Civil Defence alerts now available on mobile

Civil Defence alerts now available on mobile

Tsunami warnings and other disaster alerts can now be sent to Bay of Plenty people via text messages - allowing Civil Defence officials to contact thousands of people in an instant.

In what is believed to be a New Zealand first, Tauranga Western Bay Emergency Office manager Barry Low has revealed that anyone who registers will receive a warning and any other necessary information via text message.

It will only cost people a one-off 50c registration fee and messages are free.

Also see: Rocom's subsidiary provides free text alerts for the Civil Defence

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