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Uncharted waters definitely, of course there is the logic in restricting pleasure boating but I am referring to those individuals who chose to up anchor prior to the lockdown and spend the duration on their vessels. Time to get context here, covid 19 isn't quite the black death and a few isolated boaties are not the problem despite Cook et al introducing hitherto unknown diseases to the locals,  in this case there is a far higher risk of getting C-19 from going to locals supermarket. Liveaboards are not the problem nor are typically well prepared cruisers who would head out for a month and the argument that they may need rescuing is weak. Now I hear we cant go for a swim, again a draconian reactive response. Interesting to see how that plays out in court for the the drunks up at Hobby on the moorings who break the law by rowing ashore to get supplies!  

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29 minutes ago, Maté said:

Now I hear we cant go for a swim, again a draconian reactive response.

So imagine it’s a gorgeous late summer day like that last 5 or 6 we just had . A large % percentage of the local beachside populace and several roads Back head down for a swim like they were allowed to last week . Fast forward to 6 o’clock news like last week and cheerful Takapuna locals are being interviewed about paddle boarding with poodles and going for a swim . Next day there’s shitloads more people that have driven in from the burbs to which ever beach is their fave . 
 

 

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30 minutes ago, Maté said:

in this case there is a far higher risk of getting C-19 from going to locals supermarket.

And many would have done this on the way to the beach or stopped off at the gas station 

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1 hour ago, marinheiro said:

I heard Hawk was cruising around Kawau Bay area yesterday checking who is out/on board. Deodar is currently on hardstand

didn't see them in mahurangi

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interesting. Appears yes to boating if normal residence but must remain in normal vicinity??

https://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=12322599

 

The Health Notice does not directly address the issue, but says that if a residence is mobile it should be kept "in the same general location".

A spokesperson for the Ministry of Health told the Herald it was acceptable to stay aboard a boat if it was someone's permanent residence as long as it remained berthed.

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