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On 11/01/2021 at 12:22 PM, Steve Pope said:

Surprise surprise! Oh dear they are not coming.

They never were in the first place.

The number they quoted as coming during the sales pitch was hugely above the number of berths they were preparing, that's unless they expected 100 odd boats to anchor out each night which was not a happening thing.

The floating transporter is due next week to take a few boats away as the Govt won't let the owners in to use them. Sadly leaving with the ships is many many many millions of bucks that was but now not going to be spent in NZ. But the ship is dropping a huge number of boats off here for locals and Aussie. A few more big stink boats are coming in on it.

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Yep....a kind caring and compassionate Government.....depending on who you are ! 300 a day reportedly come in by air. NZers  reputedly but a lot are naturalised Indians ,Asians ,British and USA.If NZ is to keep out Covid its all or nothing. .Seems stupid to send away people who want to spend shiploads on their boats and could have quarantined on their boats at no expense to taxpayers.

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6 hours ago, armchairadmiral said:

Yep....a kind caring and compassionate Government.....depending on who you are ! 300 a day reportedly come in by air. NZers  reputedly but a lot are naturalised Indians ,Asians ,British and USA.If NZ is to keep out Covid its all or nothing. .Seems stupid to send away people who want to spend shiploads on their boats and could have quarantined on their boats at no expense to taxpayers.

So because you have sh*t loads of $$$ we should let them in,what about those world cruisers who are fulltime onboard??Oh thats right dont have squllens to waste.

One rule for all.

And yes to no inbound flights have since February last yr to get home, those returning is a matter of convenience,sh*t its not clearing up lets run to NZ as we have dual passports 

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more absolutist bollocks.

As has been the rules since the start, citizens and NZ residents have priority for return to NZ.  Some may have dual nationality, but that applies regardless of genetics.

Even so, we STILL have employees stuck overseas almost a year since they left.  India, Nepal, Fiji, Cook Islands primarily.

A friend with a high end role in an Australian bank is still at home in Northland 11 months after last seeing the office.  Can get into Aussie, but can't get back (they were on a fly-in, fly-out 6-week cycle until Covid).  A friend's daughter has just managed to get back in from the UK after 3 months trying. 

As we have seen, Covid is changing.  The amount of spend by a relatively small number of elite travellers doesn't pay for the risk of them bringing a new variety of Covid with them.

All out means you disenfranchise about 1m New Zealand citizens overseas in April 2020.

All in means you become California.

The government has decided to manage based on science and risk assessment, not paranoia or xenophobia.  I support sience and pragmatic risk managment - anyone else feel otherwise?

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