One of the original sponsors of rugby league in New Zealand will be joint owners of the Warriors, alongside the Carlaw Park Heritage Trust. As revealed in the Herald on Sunday yesterday, Eric Watson has agreed to sell the NRL club to the trust, which is effectively an arm of the Auckland Rugby League.
Apr 27 - The announcement today by the Government that the Crown and the Council have reached agreement to conduct detailed design work on a Stadium for Christchurch is fantastic news for the Canterbury region, says Leeann Watson, Chief Executive of the Canterbury Employers’ Chamber of Commerce.
Apr 24 - The Struthers family, which founded the Avanti bicycle brand and built Sheppard Industries into the largest cycling company in Australasia, has cut its final ties to the business, selling its remaining shareholding to a Switzerland-based company, Scott Sports. The family sold most of its shareholding in the business to Scott Sports in 2015, and exited its remaining holding in December for an undisclosed sum. Kim Struthers, the son of founder John Struthers, stepped down as New Zealand country manager last month and the Struthers family no longer has any connection with the business.
Steve Deane spent his entire Monday night watching the Commonwealth Games. He wasn't overly impressed. When that lovable funeral plan salesman Keith Quinn is having a pop at you, chances are you’ve cocked up.
Apr 03, 2018 - Glenn Ashby has won nine A Class World Championships and is considered the benchmark sailor for the class. He is also a sailmaker by trade and used his extraordinary technical skills, along with ETNZ designers, to mastermind the trimming of the Team New Zealand wing on the winning America's Cup catamaran in the 35th edition of the event.
A team of University of Canterbury (UC) students, rated amongst the best in the world in Formula Student motorsport, has signed a generous sponsorship deal with world-renowned Triumph Motorcycles Limited.
Siemens has formed a technical partnership with professional car racing squad Team Penske that will give the racers access to Siemens’ full portfolio of CAD, CAE, simulation and machining platforms. Team Penske will be using Siemens’ software to create a digital twin of their race cars, which will enable the team to simulate their engine configurations and even predict race results in real time.
Jan 22, 2018 - Some of the girls wear hijabs, others are barefoot and the sandy pitch is marked out in charcoal. But the 14 players could be Ghana's rugby stars of the future. One of them, Maimuna Dawda, used to watch matches on television before she got the chance to hold the oval ball for herself in 2016. Now, the 14-year-old plays three games of short-format seven-a-side every week at the Kanda Cluster of Schools that she attends in the capital, Accra.
Dec 8, 2017 - Switzerland’s national pursuit cycling team will make its debut at the 2018 New Zealand Cycle Classic held in the Wairarapa next January. While some of the riders have competed in New Zealand before, this will be the first time the team has competed in the iconic race, the only Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI) 2.2 accredited tour staged in New Zealand which has been an annual sporting fixture for the past 30 years. The team will be led by experienced rider Thery Schir, who competed at the 2016 Olympic Games, finished fourth in the Madison at the…
Nov 23, 2017 - Legendary hedge fund manager and multi-billionaire Julian Roberston put together one of the most luxurious golfing vacations in his beloved New Zealand – and we got the inside look writes Elena Holodny for Business Insider US. On the Tiger Tour, vacationers can see both New Zealand’s North and South Islands over the course of nine nights on Roberston’s three properties: The Lodge at Kauri Cliffs, The Farm at Cape Kidnappers, and Matakauri Lodge. Roberston, 85, a pioneer of the modern hedge fund industry, is best known for founding the investment firm Tiger Management Corp, one of…
Nov 21, 2017 - An exciting new era in America’s Cup racing has been unveiled today as the concept for the AC75, the class of boat to be sailed in the 36th America’s Cup is released illustrating a bold and modern vision for high performance fully foiling monohull racing yachts. The Emirates Team New Zealand and Luna Rossa design teams have spent the last four months evaluating a wide range of monohull concepts. Their goals have been to design a class that will be challenging and demanding to sail, rewarding the top level of skill for the crews; this concept…