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  1. Reading the article, most of the money is to the family. The actual fine reported is $NZ15,000. Interesting when we have a push in Oz for criminal offence for industrial manslaughter.
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    Melbourne hotel

    The free tram system has been extended to all trams within the old circle route, plus a few more stops. Now takes in the Queen Vic Markets. https://static.ptv.vic.gov.au/siteassets/PDFs/Maps/Network-maps/PTV-Free-Tram-Zone-Map.pdf
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    Melbourne hotel

    With the train and scenery, think prairies, not Rockies.
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    Melbourne hotel

    Next year, the Open Tennis is scheduled 20 Jan- 2 Feb. Things hot up the week before with qualifying and everyone arriving for practice. Another date for your diary is 26 January, if not on a cruise. This is Australia Day with night time fireworks and many events. Sydney acccommodation can be $$ as the display on the harbour is spectacular. Enjoy.
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    Melbourne hotel

    The St Kilda Novotel is supposed to be knocked down later this year to build a new apartment complex.
  6. It appears there is another expo in Newcastle on 24 Feb. this one put on by the Captain. Last weekend, I thought Hello haven’t they gone out of business. I find them a real zoo. Good if you have done your research and can find company reps who have more of a clue than having read the brochure. Usually they have deals that can be signed up for within a few days. If they coincide with your interests, bonus.
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    Melbourne hotel

    The area around Station Pier, Port Melbourne, is essentially residential. Lots of cafes and restaurants and small shops. But not much in the way of accommodation or tourist sites. As others have said, hotels in the CBD would be a much better option. Trams within the CBD are free, but the one to Port Melbourne (route 109) will require a MyKi Card and a fare. Lots to do in and around the CBD, particularly closer to Swanson Street than Spencer Street. Or some in places in Southbank (just across the river) could be an option. Places there like Mantra or Travelodge are economical and popular. Close to the art gallery, plenty of restaurants etc. Transport from the airport would be the SkyBus. About $17pp. It goes to Southern Cross/Spencer Street Station. From there it is walk, tram, or there are free shuttles to some of the hotels. A couple of responses have recommended a taxi to Station Pier. I would agree, especially if you have a lot of luggage. Should be less than $20. The tram is part of the normal public transport system, so at times can be crowded laving the city. There have been some threads about things to do in and around Melbourne. Good luck in trying to find them in the new and improved upgrade.
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    Stay cool folks

    On ABC TV tomorrow night, Back Roads visit Marble Bar. It is rather a warm spot, just had around 30 days over 40. In old money, it once had 160 consecutive days over 100. But it is dry heat.
  9. What is that island boats float around to have an “international” cruise? That would be pretty affordable, and quick.
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    Limit on Bottled Water Package??

    I far prefer chlorine to cucumber. Evil, evil cucumber.
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    Stay cool folks

    Lovely day here is Williamstown low 20s, sunny skies, gentle breeze. A little humid, but You can’t have everything.
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    Limit on Bottled Water Package??

    No answer to your question. However, I am also struck by the 3 litres per day. This seems a lot, but perhaps you have particular needs, or a particularly hot and humid cruise. The 8 glasses a day story works out at 2l. But that is also the equivalent of 8 glasses, so liquids from other sources (and sauces) contribute to that. Then again, I drink tap water.
  13. I think these were part of the system for launching lifeboats. https://www.maritimenz.govt.nz/commercial/safety/safety-updates/safety-bulletins/documents/Issue34-mnz-safety-bulletin-april-2017.pdf
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    Stay cool folks

    Now I can hear thunder. Oh goody.
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    Stay cool folks

    Temps have dropped to mid-20s now as the rain has properly begun. Perhaps issues for cricket and tennis. Last couple of days it was like water drops were forming in the air rather than actual rain. For an interesting report on the heat and it’s impacts: https://www.news.com.au/technology/environment/roads-melt-as-heatwave-escalates-across-parts-of-australia/news-story/ea23d38d583ccafa24c6a42b9574b06f
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