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  Reply # 973369 24-Jan-2014 09:57 Send private message

BlueShift: I will be watching with interest then, they've just been through and striped up my lawn with dazzle prior to rolling the fibre through my area. The thruster turned up down the road the other day, but they haven't started digging yet. Last time I looked at the UFB map it said August 2014, so they might be running a bit early in Hamilton.
I don't have a problem with the green minion, but I'd hope it would be installed on the boundary between properties, like the black power boxes are. If one pops up halfway along my front boundary it will be a bit of an eyesore, as I don't have a retaining wall or fence between me and the street.


Hamilton isn't a chorus area so the network build and architecture is different (as is the hardware vendor). You're not going to see a FAT like the Chorus ones.




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  Reply # 973373 24-Jan-2014 10:02 Send private message

BlueShift: I don't have a problem with the green minion, but I'd hope it would be installed on the boundary between properties, like the black power boxes are. If one pops up halfway along my front boundary it will be a bit of an eyesore, as I don't have a retaining wall or fence between me and the street.
I think that, along with the misleading photography, is the crux of the argument against Stuff's 'angle' in the story - there is a retaining wall and the boundary on both sides of the property look inappropriate - driveways on the uphill side and WE power transformers on the downhill side.  I've walked past quite a few FATs, but I can't recall seeing any that are smack bang in the front of someone's lawn...  It would be interesting to know what the policy is about where to place the FATs given particular circumstances.

In many ways I do feel some sympathy for the home owners.  It looks like they have engaged the media in order to push their argument that the FAT is 15cm in the wrong place, but the journalist clearly decided that the story line around the ugliness of the unit would generate the most interest and asked questions to get quotes that suit that angle.

So, it would appear there is a loggerhead between the homeowner and Chorus (i.e. both believe they are right and the other is wrong).  My question therefore becomes - what is the correct and most effective avenue to resolve the apparent 15cm difference between the two parties?  Is there an ombudsman or mediator that can look over the evidence of both sides? Surely that's a better avenue than being led by the media or going to court...

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  Reply # 973436 24-Jan-2014 11:23 Send private message

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BlueShift: I will be watching with interest then, they've just been through and striped up my lawn with dazzle prior to rolling the fibre through my area. The thruster turned up down the road the other day, but they haven't started digging yet. Last time I looked at the UFB map it said August 2014, so they might be running a bit early in Hamilton.
I don't have a problem with the green minion, but I'd hope it would be installed on the boundary between properties, like the black power boxes are. If one pops up halfway along my front boundary it will be a bit of an eyesore, as I don't have a retaining wall or fence between me and the street.


Hamilton isn't a chorus area so the network build and architecture is different (as is the hardware vendor). You're not going to see a FAT like the Chorus ones.



That would explain why I haven't seen any of them in the recently completed areas nearby.

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  Reply # 973509 24-Jan-2014 13:22 11 people support this post Send private message

I don't see the problem...




Seems friendly enough...


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  Reply # 973715 24-Jan-2014 17:56 Send private message

Lol all sorted.
My husband says they should get rent for the fifteen centimetres or it should be bought from them. I think he's a bit ott.

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  Reply # 973739 24-Jan-2014 18:26 Send private message

If they pained the thing a similar colour to the timber of the garden, it would be just about invisible unless you were up close




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  Reply # 973768 24-Jan-2014 19:17 Send private message

I think they should plant another bush below the retaining wall. If they were moving their retaining wall out to the revised boundary position then maybe Chorus would consider it a legitimate complaint.

The photo was stupid but I liked this part of the story...

 

Telecommunications Forum chief executive David Stone said there was nothing people could do about RMA-exempted infrastructure being erected outside their properties, but he did not expect that would stem complaints "given we are a nation of ‘Nimbys' ".




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  Reply # 973786 24-Jan-2014 20:05 Send private message

JayADee: Lol all sorted.
My husband says they should get rent for the fifteen centimetres or it should be bought from them. I think he's a bit ott.


Unless I am somewhat mistaken the FATs Minions are on Road Reserve / burm or similar outside your actual boundary so although you may consider it part of your land, it's actually "owned" by the council or government.

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  Reply # 973811 24-Jan-2014 21:07 One person supports this post Send private message

plambrechtsen:

Unless I am somewhat mistaken the FATs Minions are on Road Reserve / burm or similar outside your actual boundary so although you may consider it part of your land, it's actually "owned" by the council or government.


I thought all of NZ would know that now after hearing all the complaints from Aucklanders who have to mow their own berms now!




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  Reply # 974457 26-Jan-2014 07:18 Send private message

Its amazing. Govt decides to put in millions of dollars of brand new network. People complain that its 15cm into their boundary.

Why don't the councils complain when most home owners take claim to the reserve between their boundary and the footpath.

Kiwis never cease to amaze me.

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  Reply # 974548 26-Jan-2014 11:17 Send private message

plambrechtsen:
JayADee: Lol all sorted.
My husband says they should get rent for the fifteen centimetres or it should be bought from them. I think he's a bit ott.


Unless I am somewhat mistaken the FATs Minions are on Road Reserve / burm or similar outside your actual boundary so although you may consider it part of your land, it's actually "owned" by the council or government.
Story said the boundary was recently moved, and Chorus presumably didnt get the update. I would say they should claim off the council because they also have their retaining wall in the wrong place.




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  Reply # 974563 26-Jan-2014 11:39 Send private message

webwat:
plambrechtsen:
JayADee: Lol all sorted.
My husband says they should get rent for the fifteen centimetres or it should be bought from them. I think he's a bit ott.


Unless I am somewhat mistaken the FATs Minions are on Road Reserve / burm or similar outside your actual boundary so although you may consider it part of your land, it's actually "owned" by the council or government.
Story said the boundary was recently moved, and Chorus presumably didnt get the update. I would say they should claim off the council because they also have their retaining wall in the wrong place.
I suspect that they resurveyed and put in the retaining wall based on that. 

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  Reply # 977584 30-Jan-2014 18:01 Send private message

On a slight side note here.
Finally got ufb installed and running at my place. :) They came and dug up and removed the green box that everyone has around here and replaced just with PVC pipe coming out of the concrete.



interesting 

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  Reply # 977594 30-Jan-2014 18:16 Send private message

ALTRON: On a slight side note here.
Finally got ufb installed and running at my place. :) They came and dug up and removed the green box that everyone has around here and replaced just with PVC pipe coming out of the concrete.



interesting 


That's a pretty average (and bloody ugly) effort IMO.

If I ever get UFB, I'll insist on doing the visible stuff myself... But I'm probably never getting UFB. :-(




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  Reply # 977607 30-Jan-2014 18:51 2 people support this post Send private message

I like how there's a 90 degree bend and then a bunch of wider ones straight after.

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