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    Island Time got a reaction from aardvarkash10 in Corona virus statistics and reality   
    Yes, I agree the responsibility lies there ultimately. However, people are fallible an in this case the government has taken advice from the countries health specialists and scientists, and engaged other people to see that this work is done. 
    In my opinion, with the sheer numbers coming through the border, even with the current quarantine requirements, it was only a matter of time for a leak of the virus to happen. At this stage it looks like this one will also be controlled, and the government certainly needs to examine and respond to the results of these investigations and the advice of the professionals, to minimize the risk in the future. This is a learning curve for all involved.
    Although I know a lot of you seem to hate JA, I don't believe any other party being in power would have made any improvement to our current situation, in fact I think if national were in it would be substantially worse. 
    To blame JA personally for this is IMO childish. She does not make the decisions alone, nor does she personally carry out boarder control or quarantine. 
    Many on here complain one day the lockdowns are not required, the quarantine is too harsh, then moan just as loudly when a mistake happens.
    Well, also IMO, NZ is a bloody good place to live, we've been free to go sailing over the holidays, when much of the world has not. Virtually no-one here has lost NZ based family to this pandemic. Most of the world cant say that. Count your blessings.
    Can we do better? Sure, of course, and we will... 
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    Island Time got a reaction from aardvarkash10 in Yanmar Alternators Upgrade   
    Any auto electrical place should be able to do that for you. It's pretty simple....
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    Island Time got a reaction from aardvarkash10 in Corona virus statistics and reality   
    This is the same nonsense as the US political system mess. How exactly is our prime minister responsible for this? And why should she lie about it? Proof or it is fake news.
    There is no restriction on leaving NZ, you just have to quarantine on return. This was done. This person tested negative. The real question is how is it that they tested positive after release? The tracing is underway, and the doctors an scientists will be trying to find out exactly what, and how, this happened. 
    To try to blame JA for this is propagating the Qanon type rubbish.
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    Island Time got a reaction from Black Panther in Corona virus statistics and reality   
    This is the same nonsense as the US political system mess. How exactly is our prime minister responsible for this? And why should she lie about it? Proof or it is fake news.
    There is no restriction on leaving NZ, you just have to quarantine on return. This was done. This person tested negative. The real question is how is it that they tested positive after release? The tracing is underway, and the doctors an scientists will be trying to find out exactly what, and how, this happened. 
    To try to blame JA for this is propagating the Qanon type rubbish.
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    Island Time got a reaction from aardvarkash10 in newbie question - what is this number?   
    The tonnage is not displacement, but the theoretical cargo tonnage, known as Thames Tonnage. Often carved as NTxx . Island Times one is 13. No way she weighs, displaces, or could carry 13 ton, but it's a measurement of the space inside. IT'S actual displacement is 7-8 ton dependent on load.
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    Island Time got a reaction from Bad Kitty in prada cup, when we know which course...   
    From a source closer than most of us " always secure your batteries"
     
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    Island Time got a reaction from tuffyluffy in prada cup, when we know which course...   
    From a source closer than most of us " always secure your batteries"
     
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    Island Time got a reaction from Neil in prada cup, when we know which course...   
    I could not disagree more. Yesterday was great, and today was still good, albeit a bit fickle. IMO the best sailed boat won each race.
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    Island Time got a reaction from erice in prada cup, when we know which course...   
    From a source closer than most of us " always secure your batteries"
     
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    Island Time reacted to Black Panther in Corona virus statistics and reality   
    I'm with IT. It is this sort of nonsense that helped send the US  down the toilet. 
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    Island Time got a reaction from aardvarkash10 in Corona virus statistics and reality   
    To me this trend of distrusting everyone, including/especially the experts, unless there is actual evidence, is ludicrous. This is the path that the US have gone down - do we really want to go there?
    I have family - and friends - that have worked with and on the covid app for NZ. It does exactly what the public info says it does, and no more. It has been peer reviewed by several organizations, and all have signed off on it. I'm happy to use it, and my bluetooth is turned on.
    The vaccine companies would be ruined if their vaccine proves to be an issue. Several have been delayed and or altered during testing, due to issues being found in testing. This is as it should be.
    As Erice says above, MILLIONS of vaccinations  are  being done now, and we have a few  more months to go before NZ will get any. This is not purely down to cost etc, its how the distribution  model was intended - the greatest need areas first. There is, as always, some corruption, and some of the wealthy have and are obtaining some first. 
    I'll be happy to take the vaccine when it's my turn. I just hope that is in time...
     
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    Island Time got a reaction from Black Panther in Corona virus statistics and reality   
    People are fallible. You want a 100% cast iron guarantee? Not possible. Its not even possible to guarantee that you'll be alive in a few hours...
    Still, most of the people working on this stuff at the front line of development are doing so with the best of intentions, and I would rather believe the scientists than any layperson.
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    Island Time got a reaction from lateral in Corona virus statistics and reality   
    People are fallible. You want a 100% cast iron guarantee? Not possible. Its not even possible to guarantee that you'll be alive in a few hours...
    Still, most of the people working on this stuff at the front line of development are doing so with the best of intentions, and I would rather believe the scientists than any layperson.
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    Island Time got a reaction from splat in Navico wifi gofree   
    While all that is true, at least you are getting the issue acknowledged and communication from Navico. In my experience they have better support than raymarine or garmin....
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    Island Time got a reaction from harrytom in Prop shaft to Flexi plate flange connection   
    Yep, you need to look at the shaft under the gland.
    Good time to change to a dripless system.....
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    Island Time got a reaction from Rangi1 in Know your buoys and markers   
    The topmark designates the beacon type, it’s shape is unique. Colours fade, maintenance is often very slow.....
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    Island Time reacted to chariot in Launch on Reef   
    Still no reason for aholes to ransack the boat. Sounds like the work of the envy brigade. 
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