Local Govt | National News Video | Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Search


No Y2K Bugs So Far - Auckland City Council

Auckland City Council

Five Y2K "risk" dates have now passed without bugs appearing in Auckland City’s computer or computer dependent systems.

Auckland City Council deputy mayor Dr Bruce Hucker says the latest – September 9th (9.9.99) – was the final risk date before the Council’s computer systems encounter their biggest test, the actual transition from 31 December 1999 to 1 January 2000. The previous dates monitored by Auckland City were 1 January, 1 April, 1 July and 21/22 August.

"We are not resting on our laurels because of our trouble-free ride so far.

"We are continuing to test and re-test our systems, and to fine-tune our planning for the possibility that something might go wrong."

Auckland City has been working since 1997 through a programme for identifying all systems and processes that could be affected, analysing and testing them for compliance, undertaking remedial action, and further testing.

Dr Hucker says highest priority were given to the supply of potable water, the removal of wastewater and traffic control.

Remedial work has been relatively minor, but significant. For example, computer components that affect the monitoring but not the operation of sewage pumping stations, have been replaced.

"By the end of June, we were satisfied that our critical systems – including the water and wastewater systems operated by Metrowater – had been tested as Y2K compliant.

"While we cannot give guarantees, we are confident that we are ready and that the suppliers we depend on are also well prepared."

He says Aucklanders are being advised to follow the advice of the Y2K Readiness Commission and to be prepared for up to three days of disruptions and to stay prepared for three months.

© Scoop Media

Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines


Also, Loan Interest: Productivity Commission On Tertiary Education

Key recommendations include better quality control; making it easier for students to transfer between courses; abolishing University Entrance; enabling tertiary institutions to own and control their assets; making it easier for new providers to enter the system; and facilitating more and faster innovation by tertiary education providers... More>>


Higher Payments: Wellington Regional Council Becomes A Living Wage Employer

Councillor Sue Kedgley said she was delighted that the Wellington Regional Council unanimously adopted her motion to become a Living Wage employer, making it the first regional council in New Zealand to do so. More>>


Scoop Images:
Dame Patsy Reddy Sworn In As Governor-General

This morning Dame Patsy Reddy was sworn in as the New Zealand Realm’s 21st Governor-General. The ceremony began with a pōwhiri to welcome Dame Patsy and her husband Sir David Gascoigne to Parliament. More>>


Ruataniwha: DOC, Hawke's Bay Council Developer Take Supreme Court Appeal

The Department of Conservation and Hawke's Bay Regional Investment Company (HBRIC) are appealing to the Supreme Court over a conservation land swap which the Court of Appeal halted. More>>


With NZ's Marama Davidson: Women’s Flotilla Leaves Sicily – Heading For Gaza

Women representing 13 countries spanning five continents began their journey yesterday on Zaytouna-Oliva to the shores of Gaza, which has been under blockade since 2007. On board are a Nobel Peace Laureate, three parliamentarians, a decorated US diplomat, journalists, an Olympic athlete, and a physician. A list of the women with their background can be found here. More>>

Gordon Campbell: On The Key Style Of Crisis Management

At Monday’s post Cabinet press conference Key was in his finest wide- eyed “Problem? What problem?” mode. No, there wasn’t really a problem that top MPI officials had been at odds with each other over the meaning of the fisheries policy and how that policy should be pursued... More>>


Mt Roskill: Greens Will Not Stand In Likely Post-Goff By-Election

“The Green Party’s priority is changing the Government in 2017, and as part of that we’ve decided that we won’t stand a candidate in the probable Mt Roskill by-election... This decision shows the Memorandum of Understanding between Labour and the Green Party is working." More>>


Get More From Scoop



Search Scoop  
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news