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New Zealand Prepares for Y2K Glitch
"TV ads urging Y2K awareness are aired often here, featuring a mascot cockroach who warns: ``Be Y2K wise. All it takes is a little bit of planning, a little bit of thought.'' "
-- hamster (firstname.lastname@example.org), November 04, 1999
Right. All it takes is a little planning, a little thought, and you can deny the whole thing.
-- cody (email@example.com), November 04, 1999.
Is this the same ad campaign that produced a spot where the cockroach said, "...if things get tough, I can always eat a mate"? (I understand it was never aired, which is probably just as well.)
-- I'm Here, I'm There (I'm Everywhere@so.beware), November 04, 1999.
There are radio ads run here on most of the major FM stations that are entitled "Are you Y2K OK?",they treat it fairly flippantly though suggesting 3 days worth of water,torch,matches,etc.
People claim that New Zealand is a good place to be but there is very little talk about this subject in the media and none,as far as I can see,by our leaders.This isn't surprising really as we are having our general election in about 3 weeks and I don't think Y2K is in the portfolios
At least you folks in the US have "Community meetings"etc..
I am also concerned like many folks in the USA and Australia whose troops are all being sent or are already overseas at this time as New Zealand has sent a 1000 troops to East Timor(this is I believe about a quarter of our total ground forces)They are not due back until June 2000.....
-- matt (firstname.lastname@example.org), November 04, 1999.