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Old 11-11-2018, 12:10   #16
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Re: NZ port of entry changes

I don't think it unreasonable for them to protect their borders from invasive pests. I do object to them only hitting soft targets such as yachts and missing the much bigger threats.
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Old 11-11-2018, 12:31   #17
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Another nanny state heard from. I don't plan on visiting New Zealand anyway.
Then you are missing a great country to visit. Nanny state? Why do you say that?
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Old 11-11-2018, 12:50   #18
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Re: NZ port of entry changes

In return Australia should reciprocate.

Because the change and reduction of ports for recreational boats from Australia, Makes entering NZ very difficult. It is like All NZ Recreational boats out of NZ should enter ports through the west coast of Australia and Northern Territory Darwin and Townsville Queensland.

Then the Ports brains trust in NZ will get the picture.

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Formerly NZ had these official ports availible to clear in from overseas.

Former Ports of Entry.

Opua
Nelson
Whangarei
Picton
Auckland
Lyttelton (Christchurch)
Tauranga
Timaru
Napier
Dunedin
Wellington
Bluff (Invercargill)
New Plymouth*

Now it seems like they have been reduced to just four ports

Opua
Whangarei
Picton
Lyttelton

This is fine coming down from the islands as Opua is the logical clearance point, but sailing across from Australia or the Southern ocean the loss of Nelson, Bluff and New Plymouth is a real blow. Picton is hard and possibly dangerous to get to from the west in bad weather. You have to sail through a very tidal areas north of Stephens island and then up a long difficult sound with no option to anchor anywhere. Without an engine and in bad weather the trip would be very dangerous.

Lyttelton is on the wrong side of the island, I can't imagine many boats clearing into lyttleton, Dunedin would be more logical.

Doesn't seem like a well thought out change.
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Old 11-11-2018, 17:32   #19
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Re: NZ port of entry changes

The loss of New Plymouth and Nelson is very significant for yachts arriving from Australia. They've removed every west coast port of entry - crazy.

To get to Picton from the west means navigating through an area notorious for bad weather, which could force sailors to duck into the Marlborough Sounds for shelter Ė* which would raise the biosecurity risks.

This is a "solution" thought up by a landlubber!
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Old 11-11-2018, 19:49   #20
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Since that letter was issued things have changed again. On 19 October 2018 the port list for entry by recreational vessels was increased (see this link) to include; Nelson and Bluff again.

Well, reading the linked page, dated 18 October 2018, is that adding Recreational (ie yachts) to Nelson and Bluff is not yet confirmed. But at least they listened to reason.
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Re: NZ port of entry changes

As part of their mandate MPI have an obligation to assist. Having said that we do have biosecurity issues in NZ and have a number of unwanted pests here because we have been to lax in the past. This includes such things as rock snot - Didymo for the correct term - which has most likely arrived on fishing equipment carried by tourist anglers.

MPI has also been implicated in allowing the kiwifruit disease PSA into NZ so they are a bit sensitive about rules being followed

So my advice is please make sure your boat, equipment, mates and pet dog are not part of a biosecurity issues anywhere. BUT feel free to sail into any port and expect to be ok and looked after. All ports that have commercial shipping will have biosecurity officers available and some such as Opua which have a reasonable number of non commercial arrivals will also be serviced.

So if you are coming, relax, enjoy - the wine and craft beer are great as is the food, kiwis are friendly and helpful -wont steal your boat or kidnap your crew

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wont steal your boat or kidnap your crew

Wayne
Whats the point in coming then we sailors live for danger

but as posted before why get upset about a countries rules for entering, there not saying no , just follow simply procedures and you will face no hassle, try getting into the US
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Re: NZ port of entry changes

thats pretty dubious - Auckland is not only the biggest city in NZ, it has a well developed sailing service industry and one of the few west coast harbours (the Manukau) - I frankly dont believe it has been excluded as an official port of entry.
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Then you are missing a great country to visit. Nanny state? Why do you say that?
Donít encourage him! We donít want any visitors who donít want to come. I like empty anchorages not the fiascos that you see on YouTube
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