A Lockdown Exit Pathway for New Zealand

A Lockdown Exit Pathway for New Zealand

How will New Zealand exit the current lockdown? It’s now 2 weeks into a nation-wide lockdown to control Covid-19. This unprecedented control of civil liberties has backing across the political spectrum. Overall, the New Zealand response appears to be very well managed.  It also comes at huge social and economic cost. At the media briefing on 9 April the..

COVID-19 Economic Recovery

COVID-19 Economic Recovery

What will the world be like as the COVID-19 pandemic subsides? As we grapple with the impacts of this disease caused by the SARS-CoV-2 virus, business managers and policy makers need COVID-19 economic recovery forecast for post-pandemic recovery business planning. Several things are sure: many activities will rebound, some will be permanently changed, and some existing trends will be..

Business Continuity for COVID-19 Coronavirus Outbreaks – Planning Scenario and Case Study

Business Continuity for COVID-19 Coronavirus Outbreaks – Planning Scenario and Case Study

Business Continuity Planning for COVID-19 Coronavirus On 24 February the Prime Minister, Jacinda Ardern, said there was a very high chance COVID-19 will reach New Zealand. That has now happened with the first case in Auckland in a traveller just returned from Iran. We were fortunate as the person showed obvious symptoms of the disease, and his family did..

Trust: the Currency of Success in Banking

Trust: the Currency of Success in Banking

The Hayne Royal Commission into Misconduct in the Banking, Superannuation and Financial Industry is riveting stuff.  Admissions of misconduct have led to resignations, sackings and shakeups of both boards and management of banks and other financial institutions.  The brief periods that the one-man royal commission is in session are extensively covered by news outlets including live blogs. https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/live/2018/apr/24/banking-royal-commission-nab-on-the-stand-as-politicians-urge-patience-live  Adding..

Tsunami Risk on Wellington to Petone Rail Corridor

Tsunami Risk on Wellington to Petone Rail Corridor

Tsunamis are a significant risk to rail opreations. That’s the surprising conclusion of a recently released rail risk research report.  http://www.nzta.govt.nz/resources/research/reports/632 The team concluded that a tsunami striking the Wellington to Petone transport corridor is one of the top rail risks in New Zealand. The Navigatus research team, led by Navigatus director, Kevin Oldham, reached this conclusion after in-depth research...

New rapids at Roxburgh show how maritime safety risks evolve

New rapids at Roxburgh show how maritime safety risks evolve

As Roxburgh cleans up from the flash flooding, kayakers are playing in the new rapids formed in the Clutha River. http://www.newshub.co.nz/home/new-zealand/2017/11/kayakers-take-to-new-clutha-river-rapids-created-by-roxburgh-flooding.html The rapids were likely formed by rocks and debris dumped into the river during Sunday’s flash flooding. As such the rapids may be relatively short lived. Whether they last for long or just a short time, this shows how..

New Otago Harbourmaster

New Otago Harbourmaster

Water users in the Otago Region are now served by Steve Rushbrook, a full time professional harbourmaster, based in Dunedin. https://www.odt.co.nz/news/dunedin/harbourmaster-ready-role As one of the Navigatus team who led the delivery of harbourmaster services over the last year, I’m pleased to see Steve commence work. We were involved in Steve’s recruitment from London, and are well through the handover process...

Kevin Assists with Developing New SafePlus Toolkit

Kevin Assists with Developing New SafePlus Toolkit

On 23 November three NZ government agencies launched SafePlus, a new health and safety tool. https://worksafe.govt.nz/about-us/who-we-are/our-priorities/safeplus/about-safeplus/ SafePlus is a voluntary health and safety performance improvement tool for businesses.  The tool helps to reduce injuries and illness through assessments and advisory services. Businesses can use the independently delivered assessments to figure out what they need to change to manage health and..

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