Google Responds

New Zealand-born Google executive Craig Nevill-Manning, who lives in Tribeca, New York, has been using his high-tech skills to help anxious relatives locate loved ones in earthquake-ravaged Christchurch. Nevill-Manning first created the Google Crisis Response website with colleagues immediately after the 21 Haitian earthquake. It provided emergency alerts about the latest situation on the ground and a “person locator” where people could post a message for a missing friend or relative. Now, the engineering director is hoping it can provide the same help and support to people from his own homeland. “When there’s a crisis, you want to help,” he said. “It’s the best therapy.” The New Zealand Google Crisis Response website can be found here.


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New Zealanders Overseas Talk Being Behind Borders

New Zealanders Overseas Talk Being Behind Borders

When Jacinda Ardern closed New Zealand’s borders, chasing a zero-Covid policy, many New Zealanders were effectively locked out of their own country, Molly Codyre writes, having interviewed “those left behind” for an article…