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Can someone clarify for me the relationship between the (volunteer) coastguard and Maritime NZ. Seems the latter are the ones throwing their legal weight around, but coastguard that actually took him off the boat.

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Maritime NZ are the legislative body, and they do have the power.  CG would have been the means to get access to the yacht either by MNZ or Police acting on their behalf (think it said in the article that Police were there)

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Hmm... perhaps an enquiry to Coastguard regarding their policies in such matters would be in order.

 

On a completely unrelated note, I seem to recall some recent interest on their part in knowing why more people don't join.

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What a load of Bollocks. Possibly - but I wouldn't trust the journos to be reporting this very well.  They clearly don't know what questions to ask.

 

Does MNZ actually have this kind of power if the Yacht does not have to come under any Cat regs?  Yes they do - since 1994.

 

what the hell is this Country coming too with all these flamin nanny rules and regs and safety and what have you.  well the Nats had been in since 1990 - and they weren't notorious for nanny state politics.  But gives you an idea of how long freedoms have been slowly eroding here.

 

 

Actually I don't have a problem with the MNZ being able to do this.  But why this guy whom the coastguard seem to think is more capable than either MNZ or the Herald want to suggest.  And why not the hundreds of muppets who go to sea in this country with no clue. Like I said - what are the "clear grounds" for doing this?  Why has the idiot reporter not asked this of MNZ?

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Actually I don't have a problem with the MNZ being able to do this.  But why this guy whom the coastguard seem to think is more capable than either MNZ or the Herald want to suggest.  And why not the hundreds of muppets who go to sea in this country with no clue. Like I said - what are the "clear grounds" for doing this?  Why has the idiot reporter not asked this of MNZ?

 

We are talking the Herald here, a once very good News Paper, that now has articles like a spat on some NZ House Brides crapiola Reality TV shyte, as its lead story!  They've come a long way baby, and not a good way.

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"Journalists" these days are often not worthy of the name. The problem is they get trained in postmodernist philosophy (the notion that there is no truth). Some journalists, like Paddy Gower for example, openly say they don't have time to find the truth and are happy to be entertainers pretending to be unbiased by being hard on "both sides". The other problem for the mainstream media is people are not prepared to pay for their crappy product and so "journalists" actually don't have the time to do journalism any more and we get infotainment. It's interesting to note the success of the alternative media where people are prepared to pay for good journalism.

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