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26 May 2017

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  1. Missy

     /  May 26, 2017

    Back home I am used to having meetings at work on incident management in relation to earthquakes, both during work hours and outside work hours, but today I had my first meeting at work on incident management for a terrorist incident, in hours and outside hours.

    Afternoon Monday we decided to look at and review our incident management procedures, it was interesting when looking at all the different scenarios and possibilities. When do we panic if someone hasn’t been in touch? There are a lot of reasons some will not be able to contact in as per the protocols, but they might still be okay, this was one of the scenarios discussed. It was an interesting discussion.

    • Corky

       /  May 26, 2017

      My, you are a lucky girl , Missy. I once visited a secure facility. We were taken into a flash induction area, given a name tag with various information covering it, and told to read a protocol folder. It wasn’t a huge folder, but had 10 major headings outlined. Under the heading ‘Terrorist Incident’ there was one sentence…’ring the police’

      • Missy

         /  May 26, 2017

        Our discussion was around how to ensure everyone at work is safe if we are not at work. I am lucky, my employer takes the safety of its employees very seriously, and looking after us all is a big thing, so in the event of a terrorist attack they want to ensure that we have protocols in place to report in, for each point there is a main contact and a back up contact. We are being smart, one of the first things we have set up is a whatsapp group for the staff, so if we are able we can just report in via that. Our other official advice is to follow the instructions of the local law enforcement, also the official advice of the NZ Government for NZers overseas.

        • Missy

           /  May 26, 2017

          This is what MFAT sent out Tuesday night to those registered on Safe Travel.

          ” This is a message from the New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade.

          This message has been sent to you as your registration details indicate that you are currently in, or intend to travel to, the United Kingdom. Please update your details if they have changed.

          Following the attack at the Manchester Arena on 22 May, the United Kingdom’s MI5 security service has increased its threat level (https://www.mi5.gov.uk/threat-levels) to its highest level of “critical”. This means the United Kingdom authorities assess that further attacks in the United Kingdom may be imminent.

          New Zealanders in the United Kingdom are advised to be extra vigilant at this time, particularly in public places. Follow any instructions issued by local authorities and keep yourselves informed of potential risks to safety and security by monitoring the media and other local information sources. Due to the increase in the terror threat level, United Kingdom security personnel will have an increased presence in public places as a precautionary measure.

          There are no changes to the United Kingdom travel advisory risk level. We continue to advise caution in the United Kingdom due to the threat of terrorism.

          New Zealanders in the United Kingdom who require consular assistance should contact the New Zealand High Commission in London: +44 20 7930 8422

          New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs
          Address: Lambton Quay, Private Bag 18 901, Wellington 6160, New Zealand
          Telephone: +64 4 439 8000 (24 hours)
          Fax: +64 4 439 8515
          Office Hours: Mon-Fri 8.30am to 5pm, NZ time.

          https://register.safetravel.govt.nz
          New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs ”

          Despite saying no change to the Advisory level, they followed this up with an email yesterday morning advising of an update to the travel advisory.

          • Much on a par with avoiding donkeys on the way to the airport. As usual, the true purpose of Islamic terrorism is completely missed. It is not to kill people, it is to distract them; from the ‘peaceful’ Muslims who are quietly insinuating themselves into positions of political power in the Establishment.

            How do you get rid of Muslims when they ‘legitimately and democratically’ run your country, using the bloc votes of their zombie followers? And not the way you want it run. Ask the secular Turks how they are getting on with their Brave New World. Coming to countries over the Bosphorus soon. Turkey won’t have to join the EU, it will just swallow it.

            Whoever would have thought my dear old England would be under seige with armed police on the trains, and politicians pretending that the wailing elephant wearing a red fez in the corner of the room is a figment of right-wing bigots’ imaginations. Dixon of Dock Green must be turning in his grave. In my UK childhood the police were there to tell you the time and direct you to Grandma’s.

          • Corky

             /  May 26, 2017

            I should hope so.Didn’t see the stats for rape and crime and welfare.

  2. Corky

     /  May 26, 2017

    The Greens voted to pass the budget…Labour didn’t. Labour truly have a death wish. I bet many are hoping Andy doesn’t make it back into parliament . One things for sure, Cindy will be asking her female colleagues which ‘lippy’ gives her gravitas as Labour Leader.

  3. Corky

     /  May 26, 2017

    News is Stevie may have more to say about tax cuts before the elections. Wow, a double whammy to finish Andy.

  4. lurcher1948

     /  May 26, 2017

    How come there be beggars in NewZealand,Billy has given billions out in bribes in the budget and NZ is first world country isnt it.David Farrar should ask under key and english New Zealands society has gone down hill…stands out like a sore thumb
    http://www.kiwiblog.co.nz/2017/05/atm_exclusion_zone_a_good_idea.html

    • Corky

       /  May 26, 2017

      You mean beggars like these, Lurchy? The only thing I give beggars are the crumbs from my raspberry bun. Watch and educate your self about the real world, son.

    • PDB

       /  May 26, 2017

      Best you leave the country then Lurch and it will improve everybody’s lives…….

  5. Alan Wilkinson

     /  May 26, 2017

    25 years of misery caused in part by the theft of property rights via the RMA:
    http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=11863854

  6. lurcher1948

     /  May 26, 2017

    Hell thanks corky that ABC clip looks like some national supporter in mangere Dorkland,Corky being a nasty poster doesn’t make you a big tough poster check trump out.the world’s laughing at him and you, believe me.

  7. Corky

     /  May 26, 2017

    For Lurchy

    • Gezza

       /  May 26, 2017

      He might have a good point. If a reality tv star with a dirt poor dad like Trumpy who made it big from nothing even admits a muslim kenyan who wasn’t even born in America can get to be president, there’s nothing to stop everyone being a billionaire.

      • Corkey

         /  May 26, 2017

        That’s convoluted sophistry. I’m off to the warm sunshine. Look after the boys. Catch you late June, early July. Al, will have to carry the can. He’s been slacking lately.

        • Gezza

           /  May 26, 2017

          A missionary stint in Africa Corks?

          • Corkey

             /  May 26, 2017

            Tahiti..I’m told there are beggars and much crime in Papeete since I was last there. I will check this out and hopefully re visit the Paul Gauguin museum on the small Island. I have prints of most of his paintings. He can’t paint for shite if you ask me…but the colours, those glorious colours.

            • Gezza

               /  May 26, 2017

              “Tahiti..I’m told there are beggars and much crime in Papeete since I was last there.”

              Jesus, I’m surprised they’re letting you back in then. Did you bribe their immigration people?

              I quite like most of the great classic artists. At first I thought most of the impressionists must’ve been myopic, until I got the hang of what impressionism was about.

            • Alan Wilkinson

               /  May 26, 2017

              Paris is the place for them, G, though I still have a Gauguin print in the bathroom.

        • Alan Wilkinson

           /  May 26, 2017

          Not going quite that far, Corky, but will make it to Raro in a couple of weeks.

  8. I’m signing out permanently. Personal reasons that are very important to me. Nothing to do with YourNZ or anything anyone has said on here. Just got too many other and frankly better things to do … too little …. too late …

    Wish everyone all the best for the remainder of 2017 – including your desired election outcomes – and for all your respective futures …

    Regards, PartisanZ.

    • Gezza

       /  May 26, 2017

      All the best PZ. I’ll miss your posts.

      • Alan Wilkinson

         /  May 26, 2017

        Me too, PZ. One of your shorter and more succinct contributions I note!

    • High Flying Duck

       /  May 26, 2017

      Take care Parti and keep fighting the good fight.