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    Quote Originally Posted by gary67 View Post
    Anyway why buy a radio that runs in batteries when we all own one already, its in your vehicle.
    Most of us don't live in our cars.
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    Actually my car does not have a radio...........

    Woodburners, yes, the idea that the burn the gases causes more pollution is flawed, so they make it so you can't turn them right down. Nonsense really.

    What we saw down South, the biggest polluter was all the coal burning people, woodburners or not. Ban that and diesel and it would accomplish more.

    Power went off again last night, not for that long though, came back sometime round midnight
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    Quote Originally Posted by Greg View Post
    Most of us don't live in our cars.
    No but the news is most often broadcast on the hour so a quick trip out to the car to listen in is not that hard to do

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    I feel sorry for anyone who has been without food for more than 24 hours.

    The thought of all that food in the fridge/freezer having to be dumped is bad enough.

    Guess it is good practice for when the "Big One" strikes - but that is no consolation for those suffering at the moment.

    Hang in there guys

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    Think Christchurch 2010 !!!!!, especially on the East side, it was rawww for months, no power, water, sewer, freezers' full of food (lost no claim).

    You could probably think again, Christchurch 2018, wtf, we are still struggling.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zippity View Post
    I feel sorry for anyone who has been without food for more than 24 hours.
    The thought of all that food in the fridge/freezer having to be dumped is bad enough.
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    Insurance. Yes, there is the excess but even so.

    Without food??? Who is that then? There's always cold food if no way to heat, we had bread and Vegemite the first morning. And bread and cheese for lunch.

    Ok, could have started to run out if it went on for days, but then there are shops....and friends/family elsewhere.
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    Quote Originally Posted by gary67 View Post
    No but the news is most often broadcast on the hour so a quick trip out to the car to listen in is not that hard to do
    I wonder how these people with EC are handling this. Long waits at the local charge stations
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    Trees, power lines, and strong winds don't complement one another. They all cause combined damage, mayhem, and extensive power cuts - particularly in the older Auckland suburbs. Time to get rid - or at least severely reduce their omnipotent presence. Can't vector remove their old school 30's - 60's power lines - and just bury them. And trees - take a peek outside - too many overgrown mammoth trees smothering each other - waiting to crash down...

    Aucklanders have paid their price because they don't want trees (Stuff article) cut down...
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    Quote Originally Posted by kahawai chaser View Post
    Aucklanders have paid their price because they don't want trees (Stuff article) cut down...
    We cut down 15 trees when we got here.
    Sadly there's one left, a macrocarpa. A BIG macrocarpa. We are not capable of DIY now, it would need to be climbed and chipped at, lowering bits by rope, due to where it is.

    To get it removed professionally? Well neighbours paid $5000 for their similar one.

    I'm surprised it didn't come down, or at least part of it. But what can I do?
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    The fact that people are still without power is a classic example of what happens when you privatise essential services.

    The line maintenance fund is diverted to shareholder dividends and CEOís bonuses and the Aerials arenít regulated and trees allowed to grow in them.

    Comes a bit of a storm and the chickens come home to roost.

    Canít point the finger at any particular Government either because they are both guilty of causing the problem.
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