Tag Archives: new zealand

There is no new normal. There is only change. It can be unsettling.

For some, this might have brought on a sense of deja vu. An evening press conference, being fronted by the Prime Minister. And lots of ‘abundance of caution’ appearing in the afternoon press conference. After an emergency Cabinet meeting this evening, the NZ Government has decided to #ActLikeItIsTheVariant in determining its response to the community […]

Do Vaccines Mean Opening up New Zealand’s Borders?

Opening up the borders to New Zealand isn’t going to happen any time soon. Other countries are actually tightening their border restrictions, and new variants of the virus are proving challenging to some of the vaccines that have been developed so far. It’s clear that what we are looking at a messier adaptation to a […]

Covid-19 case in Northland – Keep using the QR code

The investigations into a case in Northland is likely to cause concern and spark anxiety and / or worry for many people. It’s probably going to be a couple of days before authorities gather enough information to make firm decisions about what meaningful action to take next. In trying to figure out what you can do […]

4 new cases in Auckland: Act Responsibly, Act Swiftly. Act Together.

We have a limited window to get this right again. And it will probably happen again after this too. This will be the pattern. Be prepared. Take effective action. Do it now. React responsibly and swiftly, with small actions that added up can save us from suffering even bigger consequences.

You HAVE to See The Most Beautiful Lake in New Zealand with an Insta360

The Tasman River flow from the meltwater of the Tasman Glacier to fill the bright blue turquoise waters of Lake Pukaki. Check out my trip up the lesser known east side of of the lake to see the braided river, site of many scenes from The Hobbit movie.

Now we are out of lockdown, is continued anxiety a thing?

At the core of returning to a more social life, there may linger a sense of persistent anxiety for some. There’s some indication that at least the short term as we emerge out of lockdown, a higher proportion of people may experience anxious feelings. But it’s important to remember that experiencing some anxiety is normal.

How to support after the Whakaari / White Island volcanic eruption

In this short article, I want to go over some of the principles of what helps in supporting people through emergency events and disaster, and what we need to bear in mind when dealing with the special case of first responders, and those in the emergency and welfare services who are tasked to serve and protect in times of crisis and distress.

Insta360 One X Color Plus Flying around New Zealand – Insta360 Go too!

Explore New Plymouth in New Zealand with me as I fly on a beautiful day over the North Island to give a keynote address at a conference, and then join me as I fly back again over the sea and windmills over the lower North Island.

Insta360 One X and Go in Christchurch: Black Billed Gulls!

Join me as we take a look at the very rare Black Billed Gull – you can only find them in New Zealand, and for some reason, they have taken up residence with a nesting colony in the heart of the city.