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Probably about the only useful thing he has ever done -

Labour's D Cunliffe is making some noise about this, see

http://www.radionz.co.nz/news/political/287564/maritime-nz-investigated

and September's Professional Skipper mag has a lengthy article about MNZ's extortionate fees.

It cost me over $400 to have the change of engine recorded on my registration!

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I have sent YNZ a PM, lets see if they respond.

I have also thought about an email to D Cunliffe  on behalf of crew.org to object. It could get some traction in view of the above issues. If we did a crew.org email, I wonder how many we would get to sign it? There is probably a way to do this online here with this software. If people are interested, I'll investigate how it may be done.

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MNZ is a shambles and trickle down is happening.

 

Professional Skipper have been spewing about this for some time, as you are probably aware.  Would it be worthwhile reaching out to them Island Time?

 

I asked a friend at YNZ and he forwarded my email to Angus Wilson, who is listed as Safety and Technical Officer.

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They can stik a red hot poker where the sun don't shine.

I have been told the cost of reg part B was a little over $200 a decade ago.

There is NO justification for a 500% increase in that time.

Even inflation at it's worst has been well under double digits.

Just don't pay it. Fly another flag, 

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I have been in touch with YNZ, they don't seem to be actively lobbying on our behalf but did suggest "anecdotally" that there may be a review going on at MNZ.  Lets hope that someone can rein them in a little!

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Just received from MNZ

 

Please be advised also that all fees are increasing effective 1 July 2016.  If an application for Part B registration is received on or after this date, the registration fee is $1005.

 

And they are not letting go of this golden goose.

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makes my decision easy I no longer have any feeling of ( I should really register in NZ] I paid $900 last year and 6 months later had to cancel it when I sold the boat, don,t even think about a refund of the unused portion of your registration.

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Luckily for me my boat is really owned by a Aussie mate. So it's not NZ owned but the owning entity is allowed to reside permanently in NZ. So according to the rules she doesn't need to be a NZ registered ship to leave NZ waters, but she could go into Part B if the owner wanted.

 

$1005 is taking the piss.

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It's amusing how BPs attitude to NZ registration has changed seeing he will be legally residing in NZ in a NZ registered vessel offshore

$1000 doesn't seem too higher price compared to losing your pension ?

 

Not having a go at BP here but just interesting how people's perception can vary greatly depending on where we are standing at the time

 

Don't get me wrong $800 that I paid two years ago or over a K now is daylight robbery but if I needed NZ support in what ever form whilst sailing around the Pacific/world then it's cheap support / insurance and I've never been anywhere that NZ registration was seen as a bad thing but a lot of other flags didn't get the same universal acceptance

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