What if Auckland's volcanoes erupt?
Wed, 08 Aug 2012 9:16a.m.
The latest eruption at Tongariro has reminded us that Auckland is sitting on over 50 dormant volcanoes.
So what is the emergency plan for the region if one burst into life, just as Tongariro has done?
Auckland Civil Defence controller Clive Manley spoke to Firstline's Rachel Smalley this morning – watch the video.
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10/04/2013 11:50:22 a.m.
Ah honey, NZ wouldn't be a country without Auckland. It would be one big backward town like the one you're from.
9/08/2012 4:46:30 p.m.
PARESE QUE VIVIMOS EN SIMAS DE VOLCANES
9/08/2012 8:50:56 a.m.
Think of all the jobs it would create for the rebuild! And it could lower unemployment!The unions could take a protest to the volcanoes for their threatening union jobs, as protests work!
8/08/2012 3:59:08 p.m.
I think they should grit their teeth and go with the flow (so to speak) Do you really want to be swamped with hordes of JAFA's turning up in your town expecting to sleep on your couch.
8/08/2012 1:23:06 p.m.
#1 fact wrote:
NZ would be a better country without Auckland.
8/08/2012 11:34:34 a.m.
The way our traffic grid locks at peak hour we would all be buggered if we had to leave because of a disaster. I think the idea would be to stay put and wait it out if you are at a safe distance from a volcano. It's as they say not a matter of if but when. Auckland is getting off too lightly with all the natural disasters happening around the country, sadly to say I don't think we will miss out, it just hasn't happened yet. Just being realistic. Movement is slowly coming this way.
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