Safer Communities Together: A Story of Christchurch Police Failure

Safer Communities Together: A Story of Christchurch Police Failure

Before I get stuck into this, I want to say that I’m a big supporter of the police overall. Police officers put up with more crap than pretty much anyone in any other profession, including the complaints departments of telecommunications companies. Probably. The police have a tough job to do and, for the most part, they do it and at the same time manage to brush off the constant...
A New Blog and How Google is Screwing Things Up

A New Blog and How Google is Screwing Things Up

I’ve recently put together a new WordPress website that is dedicated to New Zealand blogs (www.nzblogs.co.nz), with an extra splash of international blogs if they’re funny, unique or interesting enough. As a blog writer in New Zealand, I’ve found it tough to compete against large international blogs and websites in Google search results. And Google hasn’t exactly been helping. They’ve been making a few large changes recently that I...
Modern World Superpowers

Modern World Superpowers

50 years ago, if someone said the word ‘internet’, you’d probably have thought they were talking about some kind of mixed gender netball game. You probably wouldn’t even have owned a PlayStation. That’s how dire things were back then. Today, the Internet is so powerful that you can just Google the word ‘dire’ to make sure you spelt it right. With the Internet being so powerful today, imagine what...
Email Signatures: Why you should be more careful.

Email Signatures: Why you should be more careful.

In my job as Chief Executive Officer of nzraw.co.nz, I get a lot of emails. I’d say on average at least one a week. Mostly they tell me that my penis is too small but today I received two emails from one person. It didn’t take too long to realise that the woman that sent them had set an email ‘signature’ that was actually just a line of text,...
How our car was stolen and then recovered

How our car was stolen and then recovered

(UPDATE TO THIS POST: I FOUND THE CAR! SEE THE END OF THIS POST FOR DETAILS) This morning, my wife called me to ask me if I’ve moved her car. Questions like this spark immediate concern! Yes, my wife’s car was stolen last night from right outside our house. Ok it was only a 1992 Nissan Bluebird, registration plate TZ9717, but the thing about a 1992 Nissan Bluebird is...
NZ CourierPost Fails to Deliver

NZ CourierPost Fails to Deliver

In my full time job I’m involved with marketing. One of the main difficulties we face as marketers is getting our audience to trust us. Companies can only gain the trust of their audience is by finding out exactly what it is their customers want and then delivering specifically what they have charged their customers for. That brings me nicely onto CourierPost. Assume you’ve purchased something of a significant...