Posts by John Holley

  • Hard News: An epic day at the park,

    BTW, that guy is in the chair welcoming folk for every game (ABs/Blues/Auckland etc.)

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 142 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: Paying for the storms to come,

    Yes, Vector has issues, but my bigger concern was CDEM Auckland's response (or lack of it). I cannot understand why the Emergency Coordination Centre (ECC) was not fully activated prior to the storm hitting. The impact of the storm had been predicted and a major weather event is rated the most probable "disaster" event for Auckland for any organisation that has a BCP/DR plan, based on CDEM's Auckland risk register.

    So why was the EEC not stood up prior? It took well over 12 more hours after the major power cuts hit for CDEM Auckland to put out anything on the Red Cross Hazard App. (And one tweet 2.5 hours after the power cuts)

    So while there are real issues around infrastructure resiliency, the leadership of CDEM Auckland, responsible for 1/3 of NZ's population, needs a close inspection.

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 142 posts Report Reply

  • Up Front: Why a Woman is Like a Bicycle,

    I got a little of the insight when watching Julius Caesar at the Pop Up Globe. It was confronting as a guy to see men consigned to bit parts and *clearly* dressed as property (sack cloth and shackles). I stood there thinking "this is what it is like for women watching most MSM TV/Movies etc."!!!!

    So analogies are important to help shift frames of reference!

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 142 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: Public Address and PressPatron,

    Quick question Russell - I presume you are turning off our Paypal payments?

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 142 posts Report Reply

  • Speaker: The Uncomfortable Silence,

    Thank you.

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 142 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: Crowded houses,

    From my perspective the accommodation supplement must surely be part of fuelling the increase in property prices. Why would I not invest in property when I know the tax payer is going to effectively guarantee a return to me?

    What would happen if all that accomodation supplement money was redirected into affordable social housing where your rent was going to be 1/3rd of your income?

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 142 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: The unstable Supercity, in reply to Roger,

    The Auckland Council GIS viewer was the regional viewer delivered prior to the Auckland Council formation. All the councils in Auckland contributed, with the ARC being the lead.

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 142 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: The unstable Supercity, in reply to Russell Brown,

    Absolute IT (head office in AKL) and Madison are recruiters and provide temps/perm/contractors to Council.

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 142 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: The unstable Supercity, in reply to nzlemming,

    :)

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 142 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: The unstable Supercity, in reply to Bart Janssen,

    In the ARC's case, the business owners (GMs) owned the projects, not IT. So the business owners were clear on what they wanted to achieve against the budget/timeline they had.

    It is always a problem when IT "does" a project/implementation for some part/all of an organisation. In my experience you get much better results when IT supports the project - there are no such things as IT projects, but there are projects that have IT dependencies :)

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 142 posts Report Reply

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