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Boating Tasmania during lockdown.

https://www.mast.tas.gov.au/covid-19-updated-recreational-boating-guidelines-2/?fbclid=IwAR29My_ZAYgB29xNHB-kZ0YC5RDRYGmXuAf8oQKzdP-76S7rm3wCtZTNlL4

 

Can I stay overnight on my larger cruising boat?

Only if it is your primary residence and you have elected to stay there from 11:59pm on 30 March 2020.

Can I carry out essential maintenance on my boat?

Yes, but if the boat is in a marina please check with the marina manager for conditions that may apply.

 

Fishing etc is still allowed.

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Good to see boaties do have someone advocating for them.

NZ Marine, which is an industry body.

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Government responds to NZ Marine's questions on operating at Level 3


We have received responses from NZ Government/Ministry of Business, Innovation & Employment (MBIE Essential Services; Labour, Science & Enterprise, Director Karl Woodhead) to the questions we posed to Government around certain marine industry activities at Level 3.  We have received a mixed response to our requests.  It appears that any exemptions to the Level 3 stated rules can only be done at Cabinet level.
 

On Friday 24 April, Hon Minister Grant Robertson confirmed that non-motorised boating was allowed under Level 3 and in the weekend it was advised that canoeing, kayaking, rowing, paddle boarding, swimming, snorkelling, surfing and windsurfing is allowed under Level 3. Maybe our persistence was helpful in getting this confirmed.

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Talk about the mouse Family coming to visit and they are all called Mickey.

Sport NZ has just waded in and told NZM we said no to any boating.

So if you do go out quote Grant Robinson as saying it was OK, the Minister of Heath for doing it, The Deputy PM for also doing it and make sure deny any knowledge of Sport NZ even existing. 

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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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35 minutes ago, Dtwo said:

From what I heard, 3rd hand, the guy was on the boat in the sounds pre lockdown. He remained in the sounds, on the boat, until he went home, to Wellington, where he and the boat live. He lives aboard permanent. Any issues with that?

Being that it’s a race boat, be hard to live on away from shore for as long as he did IMO.

Another non-story from NZ media, hence no fines / arrests. 

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In all the interactions I have had with the Police in the last 5 weeks, I have been impressed with their professionalism and communication skills.  We are fortunate to be here.

Watching, listening and reading the media's output, not so much.

My headline was tongue in cheek, FYI 8>)

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