I lived in New Zealand for about a decade, and so things from and about NZ tend to catch my eye. This one sure did – it’s a lecture given in 2005 by Canterbury University history professor, Geoffery Rice. Prof Rice published a book about the 1918 flu; it’s called Black November. This lecture is a synopsis of his book as it relates to the experiences of this small city in NZ during Nov. 1918.
The complete lecture is posted on FluTrackers. http://www.flutrackers.com/forum/showthread.php?t=19396
If you want to get an idea of what the near future looks like, this is mandatory reading. More here . . .