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Old Oct 16th 2005, 9:32 pm
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Just spotted this

http://www.nzherald.co.nz/section/st...ectID=10350651

Just imagine if this happened in England, the beach would be closed down, the race would be stopped, the police would be getting involved and insurance company's would be counting their losses and the race wouldn't be held again cos no-one would be able to afford the public liability insurance next year.

Not in New Zealand the spectater's just push the Jet boat back in so the driver can finish the race.

I think that's great, lucky no one got hurt though.
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Originally Posted by planty
Just spotted this

http://www.nzherald.co.nz/section/st...ectID=10350651

Just imagine if this happened in England, the beach would be closed down, the race would be stopped, the police would be getting involved and insurance company's would be counting their losses and the race wouldn't be held again cos no-one would be able to afford the public liability insurance next year.

Not in New Zealand the spectater's just push the Jet boat back in so the driver can finish the race.

I think that's great, lucky no one got hurt though.
Hey Planty
You're under the wrong impression if you think that it's so free and easy here. It's about as bureaucratic as the UK and people are just as PC.
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Old Oct 17th 2005, 9:24 am
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Originally Posted by mumomonty
Hey Planty
You're under the wrong impression if you think that it's so free and easy here. It's about as bureaucratic as the UK and people are just as PC.
Sorry.
I didn't say it would be free and easy, I was just pointing out the claim culture we have in England, it's rammed down your throat with tv commercials, newspapers and magazines, there are several annual events that have been going for generations, no longer able to go ahead because the liability insurance costs are to high and sponsers can't afford it for small events.

Has claim culture taken a hold in New Zealand yet?
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I think it's just starting to happen now.
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Originally Posted by sky
I think it's just starting to happen now.
Yeh the whole world is just the same everywhere now.
NZ is not the innocent place you may think. Just don't come here with your eyes closed. Do your research.
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