Posts by Rich of Observationz

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  • Legal Beagle: Gerry Brownlee is…, in reply to Steve Curtis,

    No, they allow more than that, especially for those with Koru club access. As it says on the link, you can turn up with no documentation beyond some form of ID, go through security to the Koru lounge and check in on a machine or at the counter. I used to do it all the time when I flew a lot and had airpoints status.

    It's standard practice, which suggests that it was decided that any kind of booking equates to a boarding pass.

    Back in Wellington • Since Nov 2006 • 4518 posts Report Reply

  • Legal Beagle: Gerry Brownlee is…,

    And see also:

    If you're flying domestically in New Zealand with carry-on luggage only, you can check-in directly at our lounges in Auckland, Wellington, Christchurch, Dunedin and Queenstown airports.

    Back in Wellington • Since Nov 2006 • 4518 posts Report Reply

  • Legal Beagle: Gerry Brownlee is…, in reply to Matthew Poole,

    $2000 fee

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  • Legal Beagle: Gerry Brownlee is…, in reply to Grant McDougall,

    Ah, my mistake, I didn't see the date..

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  • Legal Beagle: Gerry Brownlee is…, in reply to Grant McDougall,

    worked hard for his constituents

    Well yes, *most* people in Ilam had fairly minor quake damage. Fletchers were pretty quick (at least for those I know) to turn up and pull down chimneys, fill cracks, repaint walls and provide signoff. I’m sure they made lots of money doing this and left a majority of voters happy.

    While they were doing this, of course, they weren’t helping the minority with uninhabitable houses.

    Back in Wellington • Since Nov 2006 • 4518 posts Report Reply

  • Legal Beagle: Gerry Brownlee is…,

    as the individual electronic means are counted as a boarding pass, that would be a no

    So being booked on a flight is regarded as equivalent to having a boarding pass? In that case, then Brownlee had one?

    I think that between the CAA and Brownlee's office they've pretty much dreamt up the $2k fine as a token that Something Was Done.

    Back in Wellington • Since Nov 2006 • 4518 posts Report Reply

  • Legal Beagle: Gerry Brownlee is…,

    From the AirNZ website:

    If you don't have any bags to check in, you are able to go straight to the gate to check in by scanning your ePass, Air NZ mobile app or the barcode on your electronic ticket and board your flight.

    At Auckland at least, the whole airside (including the Koru club) is a "security area" right? There are signs that say so. So are all AirNZ's customers who don't check in at the machines in Departures risking a fine?

    Back in Wellington • Since Nov 2006 • 4518 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: The Boom Crash, in reply to Hugh Lucero,

    What's wrong with the regular rail service that runs next to that impassible road?

    Back in Wellington • Since Nov 2006 • 4518 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: Garbage in, garbage out, in reply to DeepRed,

    the Spectator or Daily Telegraph

    But those are honestly partisan publications operating in a competitive market.

    You want old Tory views, you buy the Spec/Torygraph. You want soft liberal views, you buy the Guardian.

    NZ media operates in a semi-monopoly and makes a pretence of being non-partisan.

    Back in Wellington • Since Nov 2006 • 4518 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: Friday Music: Virtual…,

    Every music biog I've read has contained a sad tale of how record companies and management absorbed all the act's early earnings leaving them in debt until maybe the third album. Have things changed?

    Also, I'm fairly sure minors have ownership of their earnings in NZ, whether it's a paper round or $11 million dollars. A lawyer might comment?

    Back in Wellington • Since Nov 2006 • 4518 posts Report Reply

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