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Kiwi Kruzer

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  1. They are claiming the Hotel Workers are not essential ,but the cruise line says they are and cannot be replaced with NZ workers who would need to be trained. If they had to be trained then surely they are essential
  2. Evidently some of the crew have visas but the others who do not were not deemed as essential workers ,.??? Gets curiouser and curiouser,.
  3. The foreign fishing crews have been coming in ,but like everyone else they had to quarantine. There may be some confusion as they could have thought that the trip down here qualified .🤔
  4. I had no problems over here doing my renewal on line .Got the photos from the pharmacy to make sure of size , background no smiles or teeth or glasses , or whatever else they decide they want from time to time , sent it off in a return paid courier bag and returned in a few , hassle free. We did have major hassles when some bright spark decided to have 5 year passports instead of 10 year ones and he was told to go to the far queue very smartly.
  5. Just clicked on and caught the rangers getting a pic
  6. The Moderna vaccine has been shown to be effective against the new variants of the virus that are emerging . https://www.washingtonpost.com/health/2021/01/25/covid-vaccine-virus-variant/
  7. One suggestion in the States had been to give half doses as they are having supply problems.
  8. If they send 2 ships to Australia they would be be leaving port full every cruise .They are the perfect size for East Coast and Top End cruising.
  9. NZ scheduled for a March start up,but I-read the manufacturer is having problems keeping up with supplying the demand .
  10. https://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-9174909/Jacinda-Ardern-speaks-Wiggles-arranged-New-Zealand-concerts-without-booking-quarantine.html No quarantine no tour. The Wiggles have sold tickets to 20 shows in NZ , but have not secured bookings for the mandatory quarantine.
  11. Looks like a supermarket trolley ! 😱💲😱
  12. from a google search on the history of Fosters....... Fosters Lager was a very popular beer produced by the Australian Brewer, Carlton and United and was considered as their "premium" beer. By the 1970's, Fosters was Australia's most popular beer and was being launched in the world. Per Fosters - It's Australian for beer, mate! Or is it: In 1971 Foster’s was introduced to England through Barry Humphries’ highly successful ocker film called The Adventures of Barry McKenzie. Bazza almost spent the entire film with a Foster’s in his hand. In 1981 some Foster’s yeast was flown to England and Foster’s Draught began to be brewed over there. Foster’s Draught was a modified version of Foster’s Lager, modified to make it more appealing to the English palate. Sales grew exponentially. Locally canned Foster’s Lager was first sold in England in 1984. Foster’s phenomenal growth had been aided by the fair dinkum Paul Hogan (who later went on to make it big as Crocodile Dundee). On 1 April 1985 it was announced that the Melbourne Cup would henceforth be known as the Foster’s Melbourne Cup. The running of the race is celebrated all around Australia.. Foster’s was the official beer of the Adelaide Grand Prix, now the Melbourne Grand Prix. But, despite all of these iconic associations with Australia, Fosters was essentially no longer really an Australian beer. Per Wikipedia: Foster's Lager is owned by the British headquartered brewing group SABMiller, and is brewed under licence in a number of countries, including the UK, where the European rights to the brand are owned by Heineken International. From around 2000, Fosters has not been actively marketed in Australia, possibly because of the Britification of the once loved Aussie beer to suit the tastes of the U.K. Market. It has been displaced in Australia by other premium Carlton and United brands such as Carlton Croen
  13. I remember going to a drive in bottle store on the Gold Coast and being asked if we wanted the beer hot or cold . Do they still do that? (cold was extra )
  14. Best value for Campervans at the moment is to hire one . Due to Covid ,bargains abound . Most are around $80 per day but I’ve seen some of the basic ones going for $29 .
  15. The ships are getting on a bit , and would probably need a big upgrade .
  16. What’s your favourite? The best sandwiches I look back on were the ones freshly made at the sandwich station when you selected your bread and filling , on the Holland America lunchtime buffets .
  17. Two of our local TA’s have gone and both premises are now bustling cafes.
  18. Returnees are having numerous problems. Heard of one case where a booking was cancelled 4 times and one of the reasons was there was not enough passengers to make the flight viable ,as they did not have pre arranged quarantine. It’s even worse for Kiwis as they have to transit through Australia . COVID-19: Trying to get home Additional commercial flights to Australia https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/COVID-19/trying-get-home
  19. A motor home parked in the drive or on the front lawn , is a sign to all as to if you are home or not .
  20. Many thanks for the great pictures .What an adventure , The penguins tracking up the rock face is awesome .Do the penguins nest in the bush ?
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