Cup money not wasted

Matamata Chronicle - - News -

I feel the nar­row view of let­ter, sub­mit­ted by PG Har­ford, is con­trary of re­al­ity, in re­spect of gov­ern­ment con­tri­bu­tion to­ward con­test­ing the cup. As stated in many rep­utable sources, I re­peat here, the re­coup­ment in GST/taxes etc have been an ex­cel­lent re­turn on this in­vest­ment.

With the ex­per­tise of our boat build­ing in­dus­tries in­volv­ing both yachts, the em­ploy­ment cre­ated, the pro­fil­ing of our tech in­dus­tries etc at the venue, and the at­ten­tion at­tracted to­wards New Zealand with Team NZ com­pet­ing on the world stage.

With the an­nounce­ment that the Gov­ern­ment is ready to con­trib­ute again is tes­ta­ment that they see the merit of this mone­tary re­turn.

I have no qualms the pre­vi­ous writer sup­port Or­a­cle, as we are free to sup­port any team/in­di­vid­ual in our cho­sen sports.

But I doubt we would have wit­nessed such a dra­matic spec­ta­cle that en­veloped New Zealand, if Team NZ had not com­peted with such a com­pet­i­tive boat, com­ing very close to win­ning the event.

Long live Team NZ - we look for­ward to your in­volve­ment in the next Amer­ica’s Cup.

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