Tim Hunter on Ward, McLauchlan, Hayne #Highlanders

SST 18.5.14 (page D7)Sunday Star-Times 18.5.14, Business (page D7)

Tim Hunter is deputy editor, Auckland Business Bureau at Fairfax Media.

Comment received at What if? Dunedin

Submitted on 2014/05/18 at 3:54 pm

Connect the dots

McLauchlan -> Project Delivery Team -> Carisbrook Stadium Trust
McLauchlan -> Delta -> Otago Highlanders
McLauchlan -> University of Otago -> Otago Highlanders
McLauchlan -> Dunedin Casino -> Earl Hagaman -> SH88
McLauchlan -> SDHB -> Southlink Health dispute
McLauchlan -> Dunedin Casino -> Trevor Scott -> Chris Swann -> Christine Keenan

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11.12.13 Highlanders “Buy Us” entertainment: Obnoxious, noxious PROFESSIONAL RUGBY —stay away DCC !!!
29.3.12 Dunedin City Council company sponsors Highlanders
14.12.11 [David] Davies “in the middle of a conversation” – how to fudge DVML, DCC, ORFU and Highlanders
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Posted by Elizabeth Kerr


Filed under Business, DCC, DVL, DVML, Economics, Highlanders, Media, Name, New Zealand, People, Politics, Project management, Sport, Stadiums, University of Otago

14 responses to “Tim Hunter on Ward, McLauchlan, Hayne #Highlanders

  1. ODT left it at that….

    ### ODT Online Wed, 21 May 2014
    Highlanders deal conflict denied
    By Vaughan Elder
    The University of Otago has rejected suggestions of a conflict of interest over sponsoring the Highlanders after revelations the club’s former chairman was on a three-person committee which approved the deal. This comes after the Sunday Star Times revealed the contentious decision to sponsor the team was made by the council’s three-person standing committee.
    Read more

  2. Hype O'Thermia

    Tim Hunter and Anonymous, write out 200 times
    “We do not have conflicts of interest in Dunedin, never have, never will and anyone who says so should be horsewhipped.”

  3. Elizabeth

    Further to names/connections given by Anonymous at the post, top of thread… how much did “they” take from the ‘community of gamblers’ to give just $100k back (via two $50k rounds of grants per year) ??

    ### dunedintv.co.nz December 9, 2014 – 6:46pm
    Nightly interview: Stan Rodger
    More than $50,000 has just been allocated to local charities. The money has been distributed by the Dunedin Casinos Charitable Trust, and chairman Stan Rodger is here to tell us all about it.

  4. Elizabeth

    In other developments, ICC felt the need to secure games for its stadium. What have Terry Davies, (“make it work”) Dave Cull and Sue Bidrose been up to in behind ?

    New venture underwritten by guarantee of up to $500,000 from Invercargill City Council.

    ### ODT Online Fri, 27 Nov 2015
    Rugby: Highlanders private investors revealed (+ video)
    A group of South Island private investors has been granted a five-year licence to run the Highlanders. The group, headed by Ticket Direct boss Matthew Davey, has taken a 77% stake in the Dunedin-based Super Rugby franchise, with Otago, Southland and North Otago Provincial Unions having a 13% stake. New Zealand Rugby (NZR) retains a 10% share for the first two years.
    Read more

    Otago Daily Times Published on Nov 26, 2015
    Highlanders private investors revealed

  5. Hype O'Thermia

    Looks like they’re now linked foremost to Southland, shouldn’t that mean Dunedin can ease off chucking our rates money at them, require realistic payment for use of Fubar Stadium facilities?

  6. Gurglars

    Like rats on a treadmill.

  7. Gurglars

    I’d be very happy to keep rates tied to sea level rise.

    A toothpick a year I can afford.

  8. Rob Hamlin

    I think that it’s good news. I don’t care who owns the Highlanders as long as it’s not me – and that looked quite likely as DVML tangoed. I do not believe that Highlanders’ games make any money for the DCC if the amounts were fully and accurately computed, so losing one to Invercargill seems only just – remember, according to the PR BS, it’s ‘their team’ too.

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