Last week we saw Shane Jones bagging Countdown for their ...
The Labour Greens proposal (NZ Power) has sparked a long ...
If Gareth Morgan had the option to move the Wellington Phoenix out ...
Our rivers are stuffed, and getting worse. The Parliamentary Commissioner ...
Last week we saw Shane Jones bagging Countdown for their treatment of suppliers. But don’ t for a moment think the New World/ Pak’nSave crowd are any better. Jones is picking on the Aussies because they are picking on us over there. The truth is that both sides of our cosy supermarket duopoly are as […]
The Wellington Phoenix could be playing at a new boutique stadium in Petone in less than three years, if unveiled plans go ahead. The 12,000-seat Petone Arena is a joint project by Phoenix owners Welnix and Hutt City Council’s Community Facilities Trust. The stadium is estimated to cost $48 million – with $25m of that to come […]
MEDIA RELEASE Today the Hutt City Council announced plans for a new boutique football specific sports stadium based at the current Petone Recreation site. While the Wellington Phoenix has at this stage only made a conditional commitment to moving to the proposed arena, Wellington Phoenix Chairman Rob Morrison and co-owner Dr Gareth Morgan said today […]
The Labour Greens proposal (NZ Power) has sparked a long overdue debate about electricity prices. Despite what National claims the NZ Power model is perfectly workable, and indeed similar models are in place overseas. The real question is whether the idea is a sledgehammer to crack a walnut? We think so. The NZ Power proposal […]
For decades New Zealanders have listened to influential lawyers and political leaders talking about a ‘Treaty partnership’ between Maori and the rest of society (or the ‘Crown’). Significant changes to the way we govern ourselves as a country have been introduced in the name of the Treaty partnership. The Independent Maori Statutory Board (IMSB) set […]
Should Kiwis be able to jump in the river? We think we should be able to swim in all rivers, and that is what we have told the Government in our submission on water quality standards (attached). The standard suggested by Government is only that we should be able to wade or boat in our rivers […]
If Gareth Morgan had the option to move the Wellington Phoenix out of Westpac Stadium, he would do it instantly. Speaking to Radio Sport yesterday, Morgan highlighted the need to lift the experience fans have at games and give them more of an “intimate” experience. “We go to the A-League games in Australia and they’re played in smaller grounds […]
Wellington Phoenix fans may have to hit the road for ‘home’ games after a bumper crowd at Eden Park put fans in the capital to shame. Club co-owner Gareth Morgan said yesterday that games in Auckland and other centres were becoming increasingly likely, because it was difficult to compete when a couple of weeks ago […]
Owning an A-League football club is historically not for the faint-hearted. Quite the opposite really. It’s for people with plenty of dollars and, some may argue, no sense. Since the A-League’s inception in 2005, two teams – Gold Coast United which reportedly lost A$18 million (NZ$19.4m), and North Queensland Fury – have closed down. The […]
Wellington Phoenix co-owner Gareth Morgan wants a level of involvement in New Zealand Football, offering a blueprint to develop New Zealand into a world top 50 nation. For the first time in years NZF is set for fundamental governance change – awaiting a new chairman, new chief executive and new national men’s coach, with the […]