Aucklanders are doomed

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Not because of Len Brown, although that can’t have helped.  But apparently, Aucklanders are so disconnected from reality that they want Civil Defence to restore their “WiFi” before water.

In emergency situations, Aucklanders want WiFi internet restored before water, a survey revealed.

Auckland Council Civil Defence and Emergency Management (CDEM) found 48 per cent of people prioritised WiFi as an essential part of everyday life.

Head of emergency management and operations Aaron Davis said the statistics came as a surprise.

“It did come as a bit of a surprise that half of people would rather have their WiFi back on than water.

“Once you reflect on it though it’s easy to understand people really value connectivity with family and friends,” Mr Davis said.

Mr Davis said there were many things people took for granted that could be compromised in an emergency situation.

“We need to know what matters to Aucklanders so we can best shape our response to their needs.”

I’m sorry Mr Davis, but can you please make sure we all get potable water before you get people back to Tweeting and updating their Facebook status to “I’m out of coffee!”?

It is a sad reflection on the life of Aucklanders that they are unable to imagine themselves in a true emergency situation.

I bet that if you ran this same survey in Christchurch, WiFi would come after water, food, shelter, sewage and electricity.

On the one hand it’s nice to see Aucklanders are so romantic about what a true emergency is all about.  On the other hand, they’ll be whining on Facebook about having no water.

 

– NZ Herald


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As much at home writing editorials as being the subject of them, Cam has won awards, including the Canon Media Award for his work on the Len Brown/Bevan Chuang story.  And when he’s not creating the news, he tends to be in it, with protagonists using the courts, media and social media to deliver financial as well as death threats.

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He is fearless in his pursuit of a story.

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