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Has anyone thought that there may be some fee/rent relief during the lock down, particularly if it goes on for more than 4 weeks? particularly where your access/ use has been materially altered? or is this covered by force majeure?

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Ahhh McDonalds.

Last week they campaigned hard to stay open...........

Then the government announced their wage subsidy - McDonalds employ 9000 staff in NZ, lets say 6000 of them are near or close to the minimum wage. On those 6000 alone McDonald’s will get $42m under the governments wage subsidy scheme if they suddenly rostered all those people to work 20 hours a week. However if the shutdown only lasts 4 weeks, they only have to pay those workers 80% (16 hours at $18.90) so their total cost is a bit over $7m. $35m for 4 weeks. The day the lockdown ends McDonalds with be back at 120% of strength. So they were happy to close

Then on Friday the government said that you you have to pass on all the money you get to your employees, damn, the bubble bursts, next thing McDonalds is begging with their landlords to reduce their rent. Always looking after themselves and screw the rest of the world

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Might depend on the marina . Sounds like some have stepped up security to keep owners and undesirables out . Judging by the odd gamefishing boat on the horizon here over the last few days some marinas might be hands off 

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The lack of silence from Marinas is amazing.  I'd suggest that given there is no access, there should at least be a rental reduction.  I'm also interested in the insurance situation given lack of access to check and insure your yacht is safe?  What if it sank due to a leak and bilge pump failure?  

I have a friend who's brand new battery bank will be overcharging as he's just installed Lithium batteries and left the solar on them without a regulator as he was expecting to get back to the boat in time but was not able to.  Who covers that cost?  Is it the same all over the Country with access, have marinas locked boat owners out? 

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Westhaven Marina says this:

 - Westhaven Marina is now closed to any non-essential services
 - Unless essential, you should be staying at home as directed by the government
 - There will be no restrictions to marina access, but we ask you carefully consider the above points before coming to Westhaven Marina
 - We will be operating remotely via phone and email. 
 - Security staff are an essential service and will continue to patrol Westhaven Marina. They will keep an eye on all vessels and respond to any issues that arise at the marina.
 - Why you can’t self-isolate on your vessel within Westhaven Marina:
   The risk to others is too great. Even the simple task of touching the keypad or gate to get on or off the pier puts other users at risk.
   If you were to self-isolate for 14 days or more within the marina, you would be needing to use public facilities e.g. bathroom, laundry etc.
 - Can I self-isolate on my boat outside of Westhaven Marina?
   Yes, you can self-isolate for 14 days on board your vessel out at sea or moored off the coast of New Zealand.
 

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