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1 hour ago, Black Panther said:

Pretty much all liveaboards around us now. All the day trippers gone home.

Probably combination of changing weather, dwindling provisions and boredom rather than a feeling of doing the right thing. They’ll probably be home tonight, do the laundry and then drive 200km to the beach house tomorrow.

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Anyway, speaking to a mate who was at Barrier, apparently there were only a few boats around the back they didnt see the cops until going west, didnt go into Fitzroy at all. Was saying that as soon as the coast was clear the locals were out fishing hmmm.  As I have previously mentioned, policing the gulf is totally low priority, apparently there was talk of helicopters counting boats in bays etc. Unnecessary overreach and a waste of precious resources. That said yachties who went for it should be responsible and practice physical distancing etc, partying on the beaches- well thats just rude and rubs everyone up the wrong way. A few mates in the cops have told me what their priorities are...

Also as yachties we should be self reliant, with a plan A,B  and C in case. Was chatting to an old mate who said in 60 years of cruising the gulf hes never called for help and hes itching to go sailing.  But also I think that yachties who head out now are not acting in solidarity with us and quite rightly earn the negativity of the public, and as much as I want to go and enjoy the beautiful weather out there I'm digging it in with the rest of us :) 

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Agreed, we are back, and we'll be staying here.

Came back because of two things - Jo has an appointment at the hospital that they said would not go ahead, but they now say it will, and I have arranged a Maritime NZ Oral exam to be done via Skype early next week, and I wanted good internet...

So now stuck at home like the rest of you.

While we were out, we really did not see anyone breaching the rules, other than perhaps a bit more boat movement than was necessary. Way more people on land out in their cars without good reason it seems....

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On Friday the city cops they had in the country turned back a vet. He'd driven 40 mins, was 4km from the farm but the cops demanded he went home or be fined. The cow and calf died. Looks like both sides have their fair share of brainless muppets.

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20 minutes ago, Knot Me... maybe said:

On Friday the city cops they had in the country turned back a vet. He'd driven 40 mins, was 4km from the farm but the cops demanded he went home or be fined. The cow and calf died. Looks like both sides have their fair share of brainless muppets.

I'm curious how you define  sides here.

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19 minutes ago, Knot Me... maybe said:

On Friday the city cops they had in the country turned back a vet. He'd driven 40 mins, was 4km from the farm but the cops demanded he went home or be fined. The cow and calf died. Looks like both sides have their fair share of brainless muppets.

Yet they allowed a lady to drive to Tauranga,as she was in her bubble gong to see her boyfriend who was in his bubble,surely when the 2 meet the bubble is broken??Meanwhile S.Bridges can drive Tauranga To wellington as head of a select committee with Winstones blessing.wrong thread I know,sorry.Just to re a firm the nuttiness going on as in KMs case.

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55 minutes ago, Knot Me... maybe said:

On Friday the city cops they had in the country turned back a vet. He'd driven 40 mins, was 4km from the farm but the cops demanded he went home or be fined. The cow and calf died. Looks like both sides have their fair share of brainless muppets.

Was the vet towing his boat loaded up with kayaks, sups, bikes etc.

I find it impossible to believe a vet was turned back otherwise. 

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13 minutes ago, Sabre said:

Was the vet towing his boat loaded up with kayaks, sups, bikes etc.

I find it impossible to believe a vet was turned back otherwise. 

Our cops are actually very lenient, this vet turning back sounds like bullcrap

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47 minutes ago, harrytom said:

Yet they allowed a lady to drive to Tauranga,as she was in her bubble gong to see her boyfriend who was in his bubble,surely when the 2 meet the bubble is broken??Meanwhile S.Bridges can drive Tauranga To wellington as head of a select committee with Winstones blessing.wrong thread I know,sorry.Just to re a firm the nuttiness going on as in KMs case.

Simon Bridges is the ONLY person in NZ will the power to question the Government, the poluce or anyone one else while we are in this Police state. His role in NZ today is massive and one could argue as big or bigger than the PM's. You are comparing Apples with the International Space Stations coffee maker.

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3 minutes ago, Knot Me... maybe said:

Simon Bridges is the ONLY person in NZ will the power to question the Government, the poluce or anyone one else while we are in this Police state. His role in NZ today is massive and one could argue as big or bigger than the PM's. You are comparing Apples with the International Space Stations coffee maker.

If his role is what you say it is,then why not make a base for himself in Wellington,does not set a good precedent to the rest of the country.

Alright for Bridges then its alright for me??The whole exercise is not to tie up emergency services in the event of accident. No one intends to have an accident but it happens.

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16 minutes ago, Steve Pope said:

Surely vets are in the essential category??? Kme, I would send an invoice for the cow and calf to the police commissioner + the vets bill as you will probably get one of those as well.

That's what he argued but the cop wouldn't listen. The cop was reported to have looked 16 and like a possum in the headlights i.e totally out of his depth.  Mr farmer is not happy, Mrs farmer wants to stick dead cow up police commissioners arse, a long way up.

We have 72 head on our place which was being looked after by a farmer down the road, they are mostly his. But he lost his worker 10 days ago so was struggling to run both places single handed, with a 6yo daughter and 90yo mum also there, hence we came up to our place to feed, water, move and keep an eye on the mummies to be. We've got the son of the farmer between us stepping in tomorrow, he came back from Aussie and will finish his 14 days today. We'll then head back to the virusburbs.

I'm OK with basic births and had a crash course in breach. I have assistance close by when needed. All these years if making calf pullers and never seen one in use...until last week 😗

 

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