After the Christchurch earthquakes, Lert Info was created to keep people safer, with timely, accurate and affordable alerts.
A decade later it's still New Zealand's leading alerting service and continually evolving.
A worldwide search failed to find anything suitable so we designed a system specific for NZ conditions and requirements.
Lert is operated by "Kiwis" who know the country and it's weather intimately, and has 100's of information sources, ensuring the best service possible for you.
Research/networking "My energies go into researching systems, tools, information and networking with people who can help us. Whatever information is needed I can usually find it. Over Lert's lifetime, several people I have come to know have helped us greatly, for which we are extremely grateful."
Programming/design "From the beginning I could see the need for this service, particularly for big, sudden emergencies. I've been responsible for building the system from the ground up as nothing fitted with what we wanted to achieve. Normally there is a team to write such a system, but we just develop with what we've got."
Operations Jordan is a new member of the team, started in mid-2018. A great asset for the service, supporting operations both during the day and overnight. He has a passion for weather and has a good knowledge in this area. Along with Stuart (also a weather nut), he provides additional strength to the service. Jordan has an eye for detail and is great at keeping on top of busy situations. He is adept at picking up errors to help us maintain a high level of accuracy.
Operations/media "I'm chief cook and bottle washer, and manage/run the daily operations: comms, admin and weather info interpretation - crucial during weather events. I'm very customer-focused, having been in marketing for 35 years. Looking for ways to improve the member experience yet maintain a flexible back-room operation is very stimulating and satifying."
Collectively, we work extremely well as a team and our diversity is a strength we use to improve the service for members all the time.