For over 50 years Westfield school in New Plymouth, has been offering carparking for fans attending matches at what is now known as Yarrow Stadium, apparently just across the road.
At $10 bucks a car, 300 cars , three RWC games, the BOT had budgeted for income of $9000.
They have fallen foul of the special "rules" governing exploitation of commercial activity within 500 meters of the stadium to be enforced by forty, yes forty inspectors from the Ministry of economic development who will visit provincial venues but they wont get anywhere near the game will they (Tui advt).
Whatever happened to existing use, natural justice, fairness, whatever.
What if it was an "emergency clinic" just across the road, would it be unable to operate.
How does making fans walk further to get to the stadium represent exploifuckingtation.
Ministry of Economic Development spokesperson has announced this activity will not come under the rules as "it is not considered Ambush Marketing"
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