I’m on our local community board, and we currently have a small noticeboard at the entrance to our library in the village. Typical of such notice boards it rarely gets updated and probably few people even know it exists. My response is to set up an electronic notice board in the library window which will cycle through a series of screens with useful information. Some of this will be standard fare such as who the board members are and how to contact us, other ways to access community information (monthly newspaper, Facebook page and website https://eastbourne.nz). The notice board is intended to be accessible to those locals whoRead More →

Resilient Radio is the product of my experience of what can happen when a community lacks clear, relevant and timely information to an emergency (in our case the Kaikoura earthquake). Resilient Radio is a solar/battery low power FM (LPFM) radio station (in a suitcase) which can be remotely controlled and updated through a variety of redundant channels. It can be set up and used for normal community broadcasts (schools, events etc.), but when an emergency arises it can be switched to begin broadcasting useful local information on how to respond to the type of emergency happening. As local information becomes available it can be addedRead More →