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34 minutes ago, aardvarkash10 said:

Hire a NZ crew to fly up (or sail up) and bring it back.

Good point, we read on a Facebook site where a NZ citizen offered to sail a boat to NZ.... if someone was "stuck" with their boat and could not come to New Zealand.

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16 minutes ago, Fogg said:

... assuming that citizen can find a way to present themselves to their home country's border i.e. via land, sea or air.

And there is the rub.  Having sold the yacht, our hypothetical sailor is pretty much limited to returning to the UK on commercial flights.  If the govt of the day restricts seat numbers inbound (as we have) the effect is the same regardless of the citizen's rights. - they join a queue of people trying to book a seat.

I understand the PM has sent this specific situation back to the MoH for a closer look.  She definitely will not want to get involved as decisionmaker but has likely given some "direction and guidance" to MoH.

Kindly, of course.

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Actually it's surprisingly easy to get to the UK on commercial flights right now. One of my best friends did it last week - Singapore Air had flights every other day out of Auckland to Singapore and onto London. He sent me a video of the flight - here it is below. if it was other way around then a European government looking at NZ might be concerned how long the queue would be to get onto a flight here. But going the other way it's not an issue and unlikely to become one. My friend wasn't even stopped or questioned at Heathrow either at Immigration or Customs - just waved through a very quiet airport.

 

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Why do I see so many calls to let people into NZ of compassionate grounds when we have a Govt that refuses to be compassionate to NZers already in NZ. What have NZers done to piss you lot off that much you have no compassion for them?

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https://www.rnz.co.nz/news/national/428430/grieving-british-family-seeking-options-for-yacht-sale-in-nz

Doesn't sound like this family have been told they can just sail here.

But sounds like the local industry is trying to organize shipping for a bunch of boats (without owners) so they can be sold in NZ. Would be a reasonable outcome for a bunch of people if that can happen. Not to mention the taxes paid straight to the govt.

 

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The family in question have already been back to the UK and now returned to their boat, prior to all this publicity, as a NZ citizen I can fly direct to the UK and walk off the plane to visit my offspring anytime at present, this may change as Britain wakes up slowly .

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1 hour ago, marinheiro said:

heard today from a Kiwi yacht about to depart from Fiji to NZ. They have been told when they arrive back in NZ they cannot quarantine on the yacht, they must quarantine in a hotel quarantine facility.

 

Interesting because just yesterday the boat 5-Kiwi's Afloat posted just the opposite on Facebook? Said that they were now allowed to do their quarantine on the boat and do it even if the passage time was under the old 12-day rule... guess time will tell the truth

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29 minutes ago, 2flit said:

Interesting because just yesterday the boat 5-Kiwi's Afloat posted just the opposite on Facebook? Said that they were now allowed to do their quarantine on the boat and do it even if the passage time was under the old 12-day rule... guess time will tell the truth

You have too not need fumigation, not be bio-fouled and have provisions for the remainder of the 12 day period.

Provisions includes being fully self contained, including power/gas, fresh water and appropriate black water treatment/storage space.

Otherwise it's off to quarantine...

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11 minutes ago, CarpeDiem said:

You have too not need fumigation, not be bio-fouled and have provisions for the remainder of the 12 day period.

Provisions includes being fully self contained, including power/gas, fresh water and appropriate black water treatment/storage space.

Otherwise it's off to quarantine...

Usually its any provisions are confiscated and disposed of on entry so assume they are changing the rules in that department.

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