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Why Supermarkets aren’t so super

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 […]

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PHOENIX INVESTIGATE NEW ARENA

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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