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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 […]

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Limits to the Treaty of Waitangi partnership

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 […]

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Gareth Morgan wants to lift Phoenix fan experience

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 […]

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Will the Phoenix fly the coop?

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 […]

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Many rivers to cross to fix dairy industry

In yesterday’s article we pointed out how farmers have been converting land to dairy, generating massive private profits tax-free, but leaving the damage to our rivers, lakes and groundwater to be picked up by the public. The Government has been asleep at the wheel on this – only proper resource pricing and an income-neutral tax […]

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