MetService ranks high on the list of government services that New Zealanders trust. In an annual survey conducted by Reader's Digest, MetService came in sixth out of a list of twenty-seven organizations. The top five were the Fire Service, Police, Defence Force, NZ Post and Universities.
"We are very pleased at this level of trust from the New Zealand public", said MetService Acting Chief Executive, Dr Neil Gordon.
"We put a lot of effort into improving our services, and into getting the message out about current and future weather. This high ranking is recognition that New Zealanders trust us to deliver needed information when it matters, even though it will never be possible for weather forecasts to achieve 100 per cent accuracy."
Trust in MetService also extends
well beyond New Zealand. Its international arm, Metra, now
provides forecast services to fifteen power stations in
England, as well as to other energy companies in Australia,
the UK, Europe and the United States. Its television
weather presentation system, Weatherscape, is used in
Australia, Asia, the Middle East and Europe. Metra
recently landed a major contract to implement the new
generation Weatherscape XT to upgrade the BBC's television