Over the years they have jointly invested their personal wealth to make sure Team New Zealand stays afloat. AdvertisementFor the past four years Sir Stephen has chaired TNZ's board, a role that has chewed into his time as the campaign has gathered pace. Sir Stephen has been re-investing his Warehouse Group dividends in this company for the past 20 years. De Nora, like Sir Stephen, is private about money and he downplays his financial contribution. But Sir Stephen last week acknowledged de Nora's contribution, saying he had been an "unbelievable support" over the past three campaigns.
Source:New Zealand Herald
June 24, 2017 17:03 UTC
Live: America's Cup final - Team NZ v Team USAHave Oracle improved over the break? Will it be San Francisco all over again? Find out as Team NZ race again. RICARDO PINTO/ ACEA 2017 Team NZ and Team USA duel in the start box in race five of the America's Cup final, in Bermuda.
Recap: America's Cup final - Team NZ v Team USAJimmy Spithill gets his tail up after scoring a first win over Team NZ in the Cup final. Team USA skipper Jimmy Spithill fronts media after scoring a first win in the America's Cup final.
Escape winter for these sun-drenched destinations123rf The Mossman Gorge in North Queensland's Daintree region is not far from Cairns. As winter rolls in, escape the dreary grey weather and head to one of the following destinations. Return flights leaving in mid July can be yours for $498 with Jetstar – the only let-down being the red-eye overnighter on the way there. Both Fiji and Raro sit at around 28C in July and August, perfect for some winter sun in a very child-friendly destination." Return flights for a two-week break leaving on July 18 costs just over $1050 return via Aussie with Virgin, or $1500 with American Airlines.
Alleged abuse victims demand apology from Anglican Church TrustCHRIS SKELTON/FAIRFAX NZ St Peters Anglican Church on Killarney St, Takapuna sits on the site where a trust foster home use to be. Rachel Smith* and Ernie Parore were placed in foster homes run by the Anglican Trust for Women and Children during the 1970s and 1980s. BEVAN READ/FAIRFAX NZ Rachel Smith claims she endured years of abuse in foster homes run by the Anglican Trust for Women and Children. Over the next 10 years, he lived in 47 different foster homes and borstals around the North Island. VICTIMS HAVE THE RIGHT TO TRUTHVictims of state abuse advocate Netta Christian has heard many harrowing stories about historic abuse in children and foster homes.
Team NZ will need to move quickly on any chequebook war for Peter BurlingGETTY IMAGES Peter Burling's stunning America's Cup debut won't be lost on rivals as they eye the next cycle of yachting's biggest event. Win or lose the America's Cup, Peter Burling has established himself as the hottest property in world sailing and a key commodity Team New Zealand must retain. Coutts, the most successful America's Cup skipper, believes Burling has already surpassed himself and Spithill in terms of sheer talent. Peter Burling is certainly an incredible talent," Coutts said. We all wondered if he could prove his class at the America's Cup.
A Team New Zealand win could put a $500m wind in our economic sailsMARK DWYER/FAIRFAX NZ Crowds cheer Team New Zealand during the 2003 America's Cup in Auckland. READ MORE:* Kiwi boat builder helping Oracle's America's Cup effort* Oracle bosses lament 'one-sided' America's Cup matchJASON DORDAY/FAIRFAX NZ An America's Cup would bring superyacht visitors back to levels last seen 17 years ago. Auckland hosted the America's Cup in 2000 and 2003 after Team New Zealand won it in 1995. "It would also be contingent on a New Zealand cup defender's decisions about competition format, host country and host port. The local industry was worth about $2 billion a year over the past five years, of which $700m was exports, but an America's Cup win would add about $500m.
Expat Tales: Chicago has vibrant international DNAJason Lindsey The architecture, the outdoors and world-class attractions make Chicago a great city to live and work in. READ MORE:* Expat tales: Finding Austin's power* Expat Tales: Enjoying open-minded Hamburg* Expat Tales: A privilege to be in ParisWhat do you do here? I think there's a whole lot of truth to what the mayor says about Chicago being the most American of all cities. Chicago has a little bit of everything and I think that really makes it a magical city to live and work in. I recommend an architecture tour on the Chicago river, a visit to the top of 360 Chicago or Willis Tower Skydeck.
Manifesto: How about a little respect? OPINION: When we hear the phrase "sexual harassment", we tend to link it to the workplace. Sexual harassment is undoubtedly about power, perhaps even more than sexual desire itself. * Manifesto: Why DIY is deeply entrenched in the psyche of the Kiwi male* Manifesto: In barbers we trustI was taken aback the first time I heard this. Sexual harassment happens to some men too, and we also dismiss it.
Lucy Hone: Play to your strengths123RF We all have personal strengths. Many years ago, I heard a psychologist on the radio discussing how important it was to use our personal strengths. ALDEN WILLIAMS/FAIRFAX NZ Dr Lucy HoneREAD MORE:* Lucy Hone: What do we mean by wellbeing? * Lucy Hone: Self-confidence is vital for resilience* Lucy Hone: Get in sync with the ebb and flow of griefSTRENGTH-FINDING MISSIONSo if the benefits are clear, you may be wondering how to go about identifying your personal strengths. Finally, the Strengths Profile has the advantage of dividing our strengths into four categories – realised, unrealised, learned behaviours and weaknesses.
Bledisloe bloodbath awaits as Australian rugby strugglesRYAN PIERSE/GETTY IMAGES The situation looks bleak for Wallabies coach Michael Cheika and Australian rugby. OPINION: June was supposed to provide Australian rugby with a welcome distraction, some light relief, from the woes engulfing every aspect of their game. But the real worry for Australian rugby is they appear to have nowhere else to go, and may not have hit rock bottom yet. What's even more galling and very relevant for New Zealand rugby and the Sanzaar alliance is the plummeting interest in the Australian game. Hope, it seems, is all that remains for a revival in Australian rugby.
The Miltones – Tabak to the futureAlexander Hoyles The Miltones are touring their self-titled debut album. Starting out as a teenage duo, front woman Milly Tabak and lead guitarist Liam Pratt toured the country as The Miltones. I'm pretty sure I nicked the CD afterwards, ha ha. I live for the moments where the song shifts and the band is right on the money. I'm about to play some of my favourite spots around the country with my band (the Miltones tour began in Hamilton on June 23).
Chris McKeen/FairfaxNZ Shamubeel Eaqub says New Zealand has seen poor productivity gains in the construction sector. Often, productivity gains are related to general purpose technologies such as electricity or containerisation which unleashed a new phase of globalisation. For example, New Zealand has low productivity gains in the construction sector - less than half the rate of the primary sector. When we compare our construction sector productivity to Australia, we have the lowest productivity across the board and the lowest in infrastructure. But when we fail to achieve productivity gains, we must look much deeper into our assumptions.
Oracle Team USA are finally on the board against Team New Zealand, taking the sixth race of their America's Cup defence off Bermuda. The Oracle team returned to the water after a five-day break, showing greater speed, but struggling with stability and manoeuvrability. AdvertisementThe Kiwis won their fifth straight race to take a 4-0 lead in the first-to-seven format, first up today. "We also managed to get out for three training sessions as well, to sharpen up all those little things, those little scenarios. "We've been expecting these races to be a bit tighter like that, but we feel we've got really good boat-opn-boat stuff now to be able to deal with it."
Source:New Zealand Herald
June 24, 2017 16:31 UTC
Australian woman freed after being trapped under house for four daysROYAL MELBOURNE HOSPITAL The woman had some exposure from the cold and was taken to the Royal Melbourne Hospital in a non-life threatening condition. A woman has been rescued after reportedly being trapped under a derelict house in Australia for four days. The woman, aged in her 30s, was freed from under a house in Melbourne on Saturday night and it's believed she crawled underneath and became trapped, the city's Metropolitan Fire Brigade said. A spokesman from Ambulance Victoria said a neighbour heard the woman calling out and alerted authorities. She had some exposure from the cold and had been taken to the Royal Melbourne Hospital in a non-life threatening condition.
June 24, 2017 15:25 UTC