Indio

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  1. Indio

    Emirates Team New Zealand.

    NZME are the"Truth" of the 21st century. ETNZ will just go to TVNZ and the hardcopy and internet media can just pay TVNZ for any sunstantial stories they compile from TV1's news feed. As for the general public, ETNZ can also publish on their web site and link to it from their social media accounts.
  2. Indio

    Emirates Team New Zealand.

    You're over-thinking it brother. It's not about Dalts - it's about the treachery of the contractors.
  3. Indio

    Corona Virus

    Some people develop brain issues just "thinking" and posting about COVID-19 in a sailing forum
  4. Indio

    Emirates Team New Zealand.

    There's an even cheaper and very efficient solution: fit them all with GPS-equipped ankle or wrist bracelets so they can be monitored constantly, ring-fence the boundaries of the facilities to generate alarms when they breach them. I prefer another solution but the Human Rights enforcers will not be too supportive
  5. Indio

    Emirates Team New Zealand.

    Security guards have no legal authority to "arrest" or detain the quarantined returnees. They should be empowered to do so under strict restrictions under the Health Act. Or better still, bring in military personnel to run the facilities. Police have enough to do without having to babysit returnees, most of whom are complying with the programme. The selfish muppets not playing by the rules should receive the maximum penalties when charged and convicted.
  6. Indio

    Emirates Team New Zealand.

    Gissie, don't get caught up in the media feeding frenzy. Nothing to see here: it's election year, and the same dynamics at play in the illegal release/leak of patients' data are at play in creating "news" out of standard corporate compliance and contractual auditing requirements.
  7. Indio

    Emirates Team New Zealand.

    The returnees are our citizens, family members and relatives, permanent residents, partners etc who are desperately trying to return to the safety of home - they should not be charged, chalk it up to the cost of COVID-19. However, there are a very small number of exemptions granted for non-citizens/non-permanent residents under task-specific specialist requirements: these special exemptions should pay for their own quarantines and testing. But then people's naturally fears of being infected take the better of them and they start getting xenophobic, especially when they see 90% of the infected come from India and other Asian countries. Not helped when the latest internee to go walkabout arrived from India...
  8. Indio

    Emirates Team New Zealand.

    He's a permanent resident in my list..
  9. Indio

    Emirates Team New Zealand.

    Things pretty much normal in Auckland - even a bitterly cold wintry rain paid us a visit today! This is a good site to keep abreast of the latest news out on NZ's COVID-19 status... Stay well and healthy.
  10. Indio

    Stars and Stripes Team USA is gone

    Aw come on - your real-life political system is free entertainment for the rest of the world
  11. Indio

    Emirates Team New Zealand.

    Canadians and Kiwis have a closer affinity with each other, the same way the Yanks and Aussies do. And we treat Aussies the same way you treat your southern neighbours - the way one treats a drunken uncle
  12. Indio

    Emirates Team New Zealand.

    Brother, you should see us fight against the Poms, Welsh, Scots, and Aussies over Rugby Union!! Makes AC Anarchy look like a Sunday school in comparison! But for some reason, we have a very respectful relationship with Saffers!
  13. Indio

    Emirates Team New Zealand.

    Dalton as CEO - like any other CEO - reports to a Board in ACE and in ETNZ who have a legal fiduciary duty to ensure that standard corporate governance and operating procedures are respected and complied with. Payments by ACE to ETNZ for services rendered have appeared as standard expense items in the regular reports prepared and submitted by ACE since 2018 to the appropriate partners and entities entitled to the reports under the HVA agreement - otherwise, progress payments from MBIE would not be made! That the ACE Board did not raise any concerns is a matter likely to have already been addressed and resolved under the Companies Act. Bottom line is the buck stops at the Board. As for the services for which ETNZ were paid the discounted rate of $3-mil, it is perfectly legitimate for ETNZ design resources and personnel involved in the design of the new AC75 to be charged to the event managing entity - ACE. All entry fees are paid to ACE, not to ETNZ as representatives of RNZYS. The design and free-issue components for the AC75 are defined in the Class Rule, and do not belong to ETNZ - the were contractors to ACE, and they deserve to be paid.. Mayo&Calder instigated this whole mess because they failed to deliver on their overly-optimistic hyperbolic presentations which won them the event management gig.
  14. Indio

    Emirates Team New Zealand.

    I don't know why you keep making yourself miserable hanging around here . Most of us do not give a fuck about your whining...really!!
  15. Indio

    Emirates Team New Zealand.

    Not necessarily an excuse. There's no doubt that COVID-19 resulted in the cancellation of the Italian and Portsmouth ACWS events and imposed a great deal of inconvenience to the Challengers in restricting what they can do. For ACE, Mayo&Calder were specifically charged with securing sponsors and licensing to top up the needed funding for the event, including broadcasting agreements. I suspect they have not been able to deliver any significant sponsors and additional funding in these uncertain times in the middle of a world-wide pandemic, with big corporates tightening their belts as economies contract. Ferwer ACWS events would have made the broadcast deal a tough sell...