Nice to see my fellow Northlanders picking up the "None of the above" option
Marine pests prompt local hull cleaning rule rethink in northern NZ
Posted 04 September 2019 - 02:56 PM
Posted 04 September 2019 - 03:00 PM
Posted 04 September 2019 - 03:08 PM
I still have yet to see evidence that a) recreational boats are a problem that they have a sh*t show in hell of stopping the critters no matter what they do.
You mean the critters on the bottom or the ones making the decisions, either way rec boaters loose, everyone wants a clean bum, but when cleaning grids are disappeared, effective antifouls are neutered, and the only folk who seem to be allowed to return sea grown organisms back into the sea are the mussel farmers, we (rec boaties) are the easiest target.
Posted 04 September 2019 - 03:55 PM
Here's the link to the summary of submissions on regional pest management strategy for the upper North island, worth a read.
When you have four options to choose from on a question and 63% choose something other than option 3 but option 3 is presented as the preferred option you know the either the writers have no idea about statistics or they were directed to present a certain bias
"The preferred option was Option 3 (go even further and make rules for other pathways too; 37%)"
You will also note a very consistent significant difference of opinion from the Northland submitters, they are the ones actually experiencing some of what is proposed.
Posted 04 September 2019 - 04:24 PM
The ultimate result of shielding men from folly is to fill the world with fools. Herbert Spencer, English Philosopher 1820 - 1903
Posted 04 September 2019 - 04:41 PM
almost exclusively from non boat owners....
Maybe they need to ask the non boat owners how much they are willing to pay to keep my boat clean, or even better tell them how much it costs and that they will be charged for it and see how they feel then.
It is very rare that costs are allocated by a government or council to those that want the change, usually the cost is on those forced to change.
Its not decided yet so we need to keep submitting and informing, the points have been well made in the submissions, the summary touches on most things well but the executive summary is definitely presented with a bias. You could take the same statistics and make a good case for keeping things as they are or cutting back a bit.
Posted 23 September 2019 - 06:43 AM
Please if any NRC etc are reading this, stop charging us. The war is lost, move on and catch the next big thing early this time.
Ps the scolly's are fat and yummy!
Posted 23 September 2019 - 09:06 AM
Had a scolly burger for lunch at the Coroglen pub yesterday. Very yummy.
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