Address verification service will assist in emergencies
The New Zealand Address Register which is hosted at www.myaddress.co.nz is a simple tool to allow any home owner to verify their property address against the database Terralink holds for all properties across the country, currently amounting to close to 2 million.
Terralink provide the database services to the emergency services which ensure that when call outs occur the relevant services can locate the property speedily and thereby provide support as required. This is fine if your house is 45 North Street – a street that is clearly marked with a road name and the house has clear single dwellings on single sections. However say you live in a subdivided section or on the corner of 2 roads or out in a rural area, these scenarios may result in you having a different street address than is registered or even different for mail delivery.
Terralink’s new service allows you to locate your property and then ‘report’ the added information which you feel will help the emergency services find your property with ease – especially if you normally call your address one name and the postal service calls it another.
Clearly the database update is going to be a great benefit – not only for the emergency services, but also naturally for Zoodle as our service of property information relies on an accurate and comprehensive database of property addresses, something that myaddress.co.nz will greatly enhance.