The majority of the people in Golden Bay and ultimately the ones putting pressure on vital resources are tourists and campers who chose to go there against very good advice. What the fuck is wrong with them?
How often do we see this nowadays? It seems that today people are so cosseted in the comforts of the 21st century that they forget about the dangers that natural events can bring. They are seemingly unaware that New Zealand is a long skinny country that is at the mercy of bad weather, earthquakes, tsunami and volcanic activity and you have to be responsible for your own actions.You shouldn't be allowed to go bleating to support people to help you unless you took adequate care from the beginning and secondly, you are prepared to pay for the support given. Expensive support like helicopters and teams of professionals who have to be mobilised to save your stupid arse.
Right. I got that off my chest.
* I upset poor old Robert by a comment on Richard's blog regarding legal names of in-laws. As Robert assures that Deed Poll name change was legally executed then I was wrong. It's interesting that Richard asked exactly that question several years ago on one of his posts (sadly deleted now when he crashed his entire blog the year before last) without the comical overreaction from Robert.