What on earth is this?
Who is Tāwhirimātea?
Hey, Metservice, you are a Secular Government Agency, I look to you for weather, I don’t expect to find gods.
I’m not expecting ‘Thor says stay home’ or ‘Noah has his evacuation plan ready’.
Look, this is a liberal progressive democracy, you can believe in as many flying magical invisible wizards as you like and Māori certainly have a deeper cosmology than most Pakeha and we should respect those myths and stories the same way we respect the make believe stories we tell kids about The Easter Bunny, the Ark and Santa, but I sure as fuck don’t expect to see a Government agency who has to inform us during weather emergencies to have spiritual bullshit.
What’s next Metservice, Gaia farting to explain global warming?
Thoughts and prayers instead of weather reports?
Sacrificing animals to explore their entrails to predict the next storm? Actually this might be better than your current service.
Again, you can believe in whatever magical fairies you like, but including them in emergency weather messaging?
While we are on Metservice, they receive over $20million each year from the Ministry of Transport for public safety forecasting services, but they also have a side hustle called ‘MetOcean Solutions’, where they provide detailed marine weather forecasting for their corporate clients. Is there a difference between the open source forecasting they provide the public and the far more detailed one they provide corporate clients, and if so does that need investigating?
Let’s have less ghosts and more critical analysis of Metservice thanks.
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