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The fallout risk to NZ in a nuclear war

24 April 2017

Many people say that New Zealand will be the safest place on earth to be if/when nuclear war breaks out in the Northern Hemisphere.

I'm not so sure.

Okay, we're probably about as far as you can get from the "hot" areas where nuclear fallout will poison the environment and kill millions, if not billions of people but NZ will face huge dangers from another, perhaps less expected form of fallout.

I'm picking that one of the first effects of nuclear war in the Northern Hemisphere will be the arrival of scores of private jets at Auckland and Queenstown airports.

These will be the "rich and powerful" folk who formerly lived above the equator, heading for their Kiwi bolt-hole in an effort to avoid being "nuked".

We've already seen that huge amounts of property have been sold to off-shore owners and many of those are almost certainly going to roll-up and start living here.

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Forums are up!

Yes, people have been complaining about the lack of forums for months now so I finally got off my chuff and finished the transition to the new server and the commissioning of the new forums.

Unfortunately you will have to re-register, it just wasn't practical to transition the IDs from the old server -- although the old stuff will be maintained in a "read-only" capacity for some time to come.

So, if you want to "have your say" then register at the new forums using the magic word Aardvarkroxs when asked for it.

Take a moment to introduce yourself to the rest of the Aardvark community and pretty shortly I'll be expanding the number of forums to encompass a number of areas that are regularly discussed on this site.

The contact form is not yet working (got to rejig the CGI scripts) but if anyone wants to email me they can send their communications to editor at this domain or PM me via the forums.

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