A reader e-mails:
Labour have started a petition for the 24/7 staffing of Geonet and Tsunami alert system.
What they don’t realise, and GNS were specific on this on the Radio, is that Geonet is already automated, and that the Tsunami Alert system is currently already 24/7, but a very manual task which is causing the confusion. What GNS want is to automate the Tsunami Alert system which ties it all together.
On top of that, Labour’s petition seems to be an email gathering scheme (again), where they make the “Hear more from Labour” really small and opt-out, which (again) is not standard best practice which should be opt-in.
So the petition misrepresents what the issue is!