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I think the main issue is that many organisations don't have unified idea of what "boating" is. To some boating is power boating, but of course legally any craft is a boat/ship.

Sport NZ have said for a while that paddlecraft are allowed: https://sportnz.org.nz/assets/Uploads/Play-Active-Recreation-and-Sport-at-Alert-Levels-4-4.pdf

Maritime say the same thing: https://maritimenz.govt.nz/recreational/default.asp

When there's a 1000 activities, businesses, and functions being considered, it seems likely exact wording and such isn't always going to be right straight away. Especially if cabinet/Police/MBIE/whoever go to the wrong people for advice...

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51 minutes ago, ScottiE said:

I believe the current vernacular is "sarcastic"!

I thought ‘sarcastic’ was recently redefined as ‘seriously proposing a stupid idea’?

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Fark !  !   I wish they would just say that if NZs tens of thousands of bored boaters went out today the risk of ONSHORE transmission would be very high .

Simply saying boating is unsafe just gets everyone’s undies in a knot .    Far too many are taking it as a criticism of their boating skills .

 

 

 

 

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Tripped into HMB today to check the boat, all was good, it was very hard to leave again,  certainly a risky trip down the southern motorway on way home, lots of traffic, would have been far safer to go out for a sail lol.

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I went for a walk over to the hard stand, bit of a shock, most of the area is fenced off for the new marina development, going to be important to book well ahead for a haul out, I was booked to come out over Easter but lock down killed that

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