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#1 Priscilla II

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Posted 02 March 2018 - 09:23 AM

Costs nothing.

Booze does some good sometimes.

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#2 Knot Me... maybe

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Posted 03 March 2018 - 08:00 AM

Took me a bit to work that out but got in another for the chopper.

 

Akl Westpac Chopper was the first ever DC I set up in the work bank account. Many years ago now but still today each month we flick them a little more. Started at only a fiddy a month, easy and totally painless, now up to a few hundy.


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#3 Priscilla II

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Posted 03 March 2018 - 08:18 AM

KM , yes a strange format and I actually thought it was a Nigerian scam at first.
Personally I think that the Westpac choppers should not be grovelling and squandering resources seeking funding.
I look around at the extreme waste of dosh endeavours that local government pursue and boil at the injustice of this.
Maybe the sack of cash generated by the councils parking infringement dept could be allotted to saving lives.
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Posted 03 March 2018 - 03:02 PM

Totally agree there fella.

 

The waste is massive yet these people are hanging for a fraction of that coin, wrong wrong wrong!


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Posted 03 March 2018 - 03:25 PM

Gotta love that helicopter.
Many a time I've been sitting in the back of the truck trying to stabilize a going downhill fast patient whilst my driver booted it thru the night to whatever paddock, park or school ground that comms. directed us to..
And oh, the utter relief when we get there and an overhead searchlight suddenly turns night into day and the truck starts rocking and rolling from the rotor wash and the noise is deafening but never mind because there she is, complete with better equipment than I've got and manned by an A + E specialist doctor and an intensive care paramedic - and those guys don't loose patients.
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Posted 03 March 2018 - 03:48 PM

Maybe the whole pack of trough scoffers in Auckland Council will be marooned after a free travel junket goes awry and they urgently require to be rescued by those choppers and voila they will finally see the light and grant some bulk funding.
Yeah right.
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Posted 03 March 2018 - 03:58 PM

Maybe the whole pack of trough scoffers in Auckland Council will be marooned after a free travel junket goes awry and they urgently require to be rescued by those choppers and voila they will finally see the light and grant some bulk funding.
Yeah right.

That's the average ambo's wet dream.
Getting a Priority 1 callout to a politician and being able to reply 'No units available to respond.'
Reckon funding wouldn't be too much of a problem then.
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Posted 03 March 2018 - 04:21 PM

Chris, I have never really understood why a national emergency service is not nationally funded.
Is there something that I am missing here?
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Posted 03 March 2018 - 04:31 PM

Auckland Council blows 200k on lawyers defending a defamation case brought by Ms Bright.
This folks is getting severely out of wack.
No money for rescue choppers but plenty dosh to protect egos.
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Posted 03 March 2018 - 05:09 PM

I think the truth of the matter is, and this is deeply cynical, not what I agree with, but what I believe to be true, is that the Rescue Helicopter is not centrally funded because it is such a mind numbingly good thing that its services can be funded by fundraising and corporate sponsorship and the like.

 

In short, the pollies wont fund it, cause it wont actually go away if they don't, the community will chip in and sort it out.

 

On the other hand, if the Council organised a wipe around to fund $200k worth of litigation against a defamation case, how many people would be rocking up to man a sausage sizzle, make donations and sign up for corporate sponsorship?

So the pollies save your cash up for really important things that they need, via the compulsory land tax revenue (your rates).


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