Today 130 tuatara are being released into Karori Sanctuary in Wellington. A powhiri at lunchtime will welcome the tuatara. There’s a chance that wild weather in Cook Strait could delay things as the tuatara are coming from Stephens Island, off the tip of the South Island.
Because of that possibility, and because the weather was pretty bad yesterday I followed the instructions in the invitation to call the office to check that the ceremony was still on. It is.
I wish they had a blog and ran a Twitter feed.
If the Sanctuary had a blog it would have taken someone 5 minutes (at most) to add a post confirming arrangements. Those attending could check at their leisure, or get the update in their RSS feed.
If the Sanctuary had a Twitter feed it would take at most 2 minutes to send a confirmation. That would appear automatically for any ‘followers’.
Office time spent to provide both types of confirmation: about 7 minutes (or less), leaving most of the hour for more productive work than answering phonecalls.