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8 minutes ago, Tamure said:

A bit harsh Elliot, we need council workers and civil servants, the pandemic is not their fault and I wouldn't insult a rubbish truck driver or the guys still cleaning the sewers. 

You forgot nurses and teachers.

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11 minutes ago, Black Panther said:

You forgot nurses and teachers.

Yes but that's not the point BP.  Those in the public sector almost and I do mean almost have a guaranteed job.  Those in the private sector, not so.  That is a huge difference and the point I was trying to make.  I agree fully that we need public servants however it's pretty rich when the public sector are bleating about how bad they have it.  At least they have a job.  Many in the private sector don't and won't for a long time.  

As always times like this affect the small guy and the poor, the rich well not much.  I don't begrudge or belittle anyone but I'm honestly sick of hearing about all the so called 'heros' out there at the end of the day they are doing their jobs..... well done to you... you have a job and will get paid for it. 

The bite is not now, it will hit us in 2-3 months time, we will see how smart people are then. 

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I have an ICU doctor and nurse as friends and they say they are doing their jobs, nothing more. They don't want admiration or denigration, they want people to behave responsibly. 

I think boating will change, how many yacht clubs are we members of, for me it's 3 at last count. Thats not sustainable, how about  yacht racing? Thats toast for a while. What about socialising in the club bars where the majority of the clientele have grey hair, they wont be so keen to expose themselves. There will clubs going under, or at least the ones that have modelled themselves on gentlemens clubs or event centres. Maybe this will bring some positive change more grassroot type clubs for sailors? 

I have hear rumors of a new online club being formed, no entry fees no race fees, Corinthian ethics, a local venue to meet up in...   

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International air travel is very dangerous either , but passing through airports is .  Just like passing thru any place you have to for a days/weeks boating/sailing .
 

im a bit a pissed about the surfing being allowed but not sailing/boating or rock fishing  but I can see the logic .

i have surfed for many years with my favourite spots being remote west coast big wave locations in the Waitomo/Waikato and Auckland/northland .

never seen an experienced surfer being rescued but I have seen quite  a few fishers swept off the rocks and have had a bloated body wash past me at Bethells beach . I will say that some people take silly risks all the time. Auckland has shedloads of dangerous points a half hour drive away and plenty of people willing to fish off them even on a day like today .....so fair feckin call to ban rock fishing I reckon and sure the rocks at Kohi aren’t dangerous but is has to be blanket to deter the risk taking types .

 

sailing and fizz boating mirror the surfing/rock fishing scenario above with the few exceptions of experienced sailors doing stupid sh*t and sailing onto the rocks out front here or at the mokes and chicks at night time . On a normal day there will be 100-150 fizzers go out from our Local ramp at Parua bay and it’s normal to see at least 3 get towed back . Tack on those same numbers For marsden cove boat ramp and it’s getting up there . Most of the boats have multiple people from different bubbles no doubt stopping off on the way to get beer, bait, smokes , gas and generally touching common surfaces that you and I would too on the way to our boats ....so again I understand the blanket ban even though I don’t  like it .

sailing is not that dangerous .....but touching common surfaces with hundreds/thousands of other boaties on the same day is . 

And I don’t think the country could sustain another level 4 lockdown so it’s worth putting it in your pipe and smoking it for a bit 

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1 hour ago, Tamure said:

I fully agree with southernman, there will be a heavy toll on people when reality bites. Quite a few of us here know people who were wiped out in 1987 and 2007 and the massive damage that was done and this may be worse. 

I'm certain that this will be much worse. Puff what's your take on the economic impact & knock on? Feels more like depression to me than a little old recession.

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I can't really comment about it in this forum topic but let's just say you're right. But a divisive depression. good, neutral, disastrous depending where you are and what you do. If you rely on international travel and high spending tourists then you're in big trouble. Domestic tourism will be okay. Your $100 night motel in the coromandel/Hawkes Bay will love it catering for people that don't want to get away but don't want to get on an aluminium tube with 200 others. Your $500 a night suite in Queenstown will tank along with Hobbiton, jet boat rides, heli skiing, film industry (sorry)

Plenty of building to get done with Kiwis coming home and people wanting to live here because it's safer. A drop in house prices and rents but that will recover in the cities and retirement destinations

The unknown is the unemployment figures and that will depend on how quickly the government can throw money into infrastructure. But a laid off pilot isn't going to be driving a grader in a hurry.

Farming is good, the world needs the stuff we grow, however expect some price pressure as there's aren't many buyers with cash

Domestic boating will be okay, the boats aren't going anywhere. They might only be worth half what they once were. But you can't say half the boats in NZ will be sold, they may be but unless they are sent to the tip or scuttled at the noises then they are still going to occupy marinas. New imports may suffer for a while

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31 minutes ago, darkside said:

To any laid off pilots I have a new grader in my yard if you want to have a crack.

Looking forward to the announcements of the successful "shovel ready" infrastructure projects.

 

Pilots would be a good fit for a modern grader they are pretty high tech . The pay is a little different I suspect 

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