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Philip Duncan is Head Weather Analyst and owner of WeatherWatch.co.nz with 20 years in media covering radio, TV, print and online.
The response to this morning's shake reinforces the urgency of authorising GeoNet to issue tsunami warnings, writes Philip Duncan.
The New Zealand Government has agreed to formally investigate why taxpayer funded weather data is currently being blocked for open use – and what data could be freed up in the future. It's long overdue, writes Philip Duncan.