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Rebel's houseboat beats bureaucracy
« on: February 25, 2014, 09:46:57 pm »

http://www.stuff.co.nz/oddstuff/9766598/Rebels-houseboat-beats-bureaucracy

Nelson's rebel Boulder Bank's boatbuilder seems to have got away with thumbing his nose at officialdom - at least temporarily.

Harbourmaster Dave Duncan confirmed today that the ramshackle structure the irascible old salt has built is now a houseboat and so is able to be moored in Nelson Haven.

Technically it should carry a masthead light switched on in the hours of darkness but that's a rule commonly ignored by owners of the more conventional craft on moorings inside the harbour limits.

If he lives aboard, the owner has to comply with strict pollution controls but if he doesn't, he can continue to visit his floating hideaway.

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