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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Helen Clark Lays Out Her Reasons for Legalising It

Helen Clark Lays Out Her Reasons for Legalising It

In an opinion piece for the UK’s Guardian newspaper, former prime minister and member of the Global Commission on Drug Policy Helen Clark explains why a ‘yes’ in next year’s referendum…