Monday, June 16, 2014

TEAM NEW ZEALAND

I think John Key had it about right when he said here that public interest in the America' Cup was fading and further, "I think there's a few people saying we don't like the fact that this is a sport where the winner sets the rules."

Kerre McIvor here poses the question  ... Do the crew of Team New Zealand really want to be known as New Zealand's highest paid beneficiaries?

I agree with all these sentiments, enough is enough.   But hold on, didn't crim.com promise to pony up $5m to part fund any challenge.    So Grant, suggest you tread that well worn path up to the Coatesville mansion to pick up the dosh or was the offer just more 'big noting' by this paragon of virtue from the dark side of politics?

So many questions, so few answers. 


5 comments:

Watcher said...

Ahh come on. It's all about putting pressure on Emmirates and Toyota to stump up more.
For sure the taxpayer will eventually be putting in more.

The Veteran said...

Watcher ... you could be right but, for me, the spark has gone out of the event.

.... and crim.com?

Watcher said...

If National win the election what's the prediction that they will stump up more taxpayer monies to the challenge?

Good odds I would think.

By then everyone will have forgotten about the "Team New Zealand really want to be known as New Zealand's highest paid beneficiaries" gibe.

Noel said...

"Good odds I would think."

They had better be careful before doing that because they already know many don't want it.

"Prime Minister John Key believes public interest in the America's Cup is dropping and says Team New Zealand must find private sector sponsors and donors to fund another campaign."



Watcher said...

"for me, the spark has gone out of the event."

Don't worry your leader is already on to it.

"Prime Minister John Key believes public interest in the America's Cup is dropping and says Team New Zealand must find private sector sponsors and donors to fund another campaign."

Like I said it's really only about getting Emirates and Toyota to stump up more.