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Reaping the benefits of decades of road haulage industry lobbying.  

Had a scary email in from freight people about how ships are now having to wait 10 plus days to get into Port Akl. So that means a lot of gear due here for Xmas will not make it. It also means the shi

Yeah I’m aware trucks are the only option right now ....im Just comparing the future upgraded northland line with the current auck/ham/Tauranga link that seems to work ok passing through all 3 major c

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On 11/12/2020 at 10:01 AM, Dagwood said:

Perhaps things have changed since the old days when a port worker ... had access to numerous perks. 

yup.  Security increased.

I agree with Valadere.  I worked on Tauranga wharves in the 1980s as a contracted sparkie repairing electric pallet jacks used to load kiwifruit shipments at the time.

The wharfies quickly identified that if you wedged the drive wheel into the slats of the hold, it stalled and popped the main fusable link.  I wasn't allowed on board during loading activity, so everyone had to stop and vacate, I'd go on board, fit a new 75A fusable link, sign off the job, leave the ship, and the dedicated stevedores would amble back aboard for another 20 strenuous minutes of workshy loitering.

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1 hour ago, Fish said:

I'm not sure of the logic saying you can't go boating because the Am Cup is out?

Don't need logic, there is some Govt mandated authority saying exactly that.

At certain times over the next few months.

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2 minutes ago, KM... said:

Don't need logic, there is some Govt mandated authority saying exactly that.

At certain times over the next few months.

uh-hah, like we aren't allowed to go anywhere at all on the Huaraki Gulf?

I get you can't go anchor at the AC's bottom mark and go fishing while they are trying to hold an event, but to say you can't take a dinghy out to the shipping anchorage because some wide boys are fanging around the back paddock, I, how to you say? I disagree with...

Bringing the AC into it is just a distraction. Guys like you are trying to run businesses, and I'm busy trying to make a contribution to your motorcycle fund ;-) - please just don't run out of any more 8 mm short link grades ay?

I can't wait to see some accountability at POAL, what are the chances?

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3 hours ago, Fish said:

uh-hah, like we aren't allowed to go anywhere at all on the Huaraki Gulf?

I get you can't go anchor at the AC's bottom mark and go fishing while they are trying to hold an event, but to say you can't take a dinghy out to the shipping anchorage because some wide boys are fanging around the back paddock, I, how to you say? I disagree with...

Bringing the AC into it is just a distraction. Guys like you are trying to run businesses, and I'm busy trying to make a contribution to your motorcycle fund ;-) - please just don't run out of any more 8 mm short link grades ay?

I can't wait to see some accountability at POAL, what are the chances?

We have been told we can't use the harbour at times due to the AC. Our Vice disagrees as do a few skippers so it will be very interesting if the AC drags out as I do suspect we will see a rouge fleet just do it. I'm so keen to .... best not to go there just yet ;)

Why they need to close all the road around the bottom of Auckland is beyond most though. Also that round-about by the Ponce in Westhaven, judging by the large number of large Discovery's, Bentleys, Landcruisers, Porsche Panawankers  and other rich prick rides racing around that post yesterdays sailing plus the walking muppets more concerned about watching cellph rather that whose about to mow them down, sadly I'm becoming far to confident someone is going to die there this summer.

Someone said there was something for you so I got the new guy to do it. He should be OK, he is a cake baking specialist and nearly has most of his eye site back after that wee incident in Paremoremos mental health unit. Apparently he had a back reaction to a jail house meth cook-up and thought he was a Unicorn then tried to make kebabs using the arm he hacked off another prisoner and 3 Bic lighters. I admired his creativeness so gave him a job. I'm sure all will be fine, beside can't see it from my place :)

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Appreciate it KM, sterling service as always. Apparently its already ready to collect, which exceeds expectations for this time of year. I just hope the guy I gave the credit card details to on the phone is actually one of your guys ;-)

Back to this AC thing, I can understand restrictions on boating around the actual race area, but are they actually saying "don't use the Harbour" on particular days? I've not bothered reading anything, as I don't use that congested and washing machine like piece of harbour.

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