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  1. ScottiE

    Maritime NZ

    "He was joined by a deckhand, Michael Kingi, who had never been to sea before," If this line is true, I think its much worse than "hard". I think its a terrible action by MNZ. Despite not following instructions, I think the deckhand had zero responsibility on that boat. If the skipper was concerned about getting up at middnight he whould have set himself an alarm regardless. A new bloke, never been to sea, on an 8-day working voyage, and you leave him on the helm approaching land? hmmmm I do wonder . . .
  2. Ha - I was going to ask the same thing before my wife sinbinned my phone for an hour! My pick is that VB is on main. Back in the day when we all had hair. My 10yo is rocking some serious growth - and pissing me off at the same time!
  3. I've had the same issue with Ultra 2 on the latest application - also not impressed. The typical off the shelf a/foul products are basically useless I think.
  4. no I thought maybe you'd turned over a new leaf and would start editing your posts incase you "thought it risked seeming rude". No matter. I try ensure that what I do read viz most things do have some semblence of referencing. If not then I don't read. Thanks for the link - was aware of that report but haven't a chance to read it thoroughly yet. These council reports are often problematic in their presentation - they're typically agenda driven rather than objective. I've have previously found a very significant error in a report regarding the Tamaki River. When I queried the report authors, the scientific study author and the peer reviewer regarding this, the response was to pull the scientific study reports from public circulation but not the final report. I demonstrated the same at a govt. select committe hearing and got fobbed off. The entity I was appearing against took me aside and went through my data, was relieved at what I had found (it was in their favour ultimately), thanked me for my "care" (which is all I'll say regarding your comment) and attention to detail. So you will please forgive me for being sceptical. But to suggest this report is "unrebutted" is hilarious - it's only been in public circulation for 8 weeks and the source scientific reports are probably not yet even released for public review. As for your understanding of normal journalism - sorry but I just don't agree. A quick purusal through the report in your link illustrates that NZGeo lifted graphs directly out of that report with no acknowledgement. A quick google, as you suggest, and I found this https://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=12310199 , which also lifted the same graph as replicated below.
  5. It really depends on what you mean by "good health". But in general terms there are parts of the gulf that are not particularly "healthy". Understanding how quickly ecosystems adjust is intriging - I've watched this part of the river change quite a bit over the last 15-20 years.
  6. Wayne-o - why did you edit your post after I responded to it?
  7. "look up the science" eh? I would if the author had referened any of "it". Instead he's just plagerised "the science" with not even an acknowledgement of source. Forgive me for being sceptical of such a lack of professionalism. Being a magazine does not excuse this behaviour. Instead this behaviour just reinforces a lack of credibility. But hey that's just my opinion - if you like this kind of reading good for you. As for voicing my scepticism of Mike Hosking on line - ya got me! However I don't listen or read him unless asked to by a friend, becasue, well I'm sceptical of him too. To his credit though, at least he does refer to others when stating his opinion - perhaps Mr. Frankham could learn something!
  8. I'm always sceptical of any opinion piece when the author begins with the premise "while science is clear". The piece is full of emotive and anecdotal comment and not a single independent reference, scientific or otherwise. but ya know - feeelzzzzz!
  9. My spies tell me that TNZ are about to got sailing in the paddock
  10. my finest boat trailer backing moment(s) - backing each 9.5m hull down this driveway.
  11. lots of pics there of one bloke "supervising"! The fork hoist looks fine to me - hanging your precious off some dodgy old hemp rope from some dodgy old roof on the other hand . . .
  12. Adrian - is just the camera angles - looks like the stern has been extended in that last photo
  13. I believe the current vernacular is "sarcastic"!
  14. You beat me to it. As usual devil is always in what these socialist say. Was thinking about this overnight and actually S****NZ probably don't have any jurisdiction over what happens on the water. In Auckland its the Harbourmaster. No notice to mariners on their website as far as I can see. Fill ya boots!
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