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NZ Minister Meets With Officials Regarding America's Cup Plans

Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 11 / 20 / 17

The America's Cup base row "appears to be heading back to the drawing board" after a series of meetings between the New Zealand government, Auckland Council and Team New Zealand, according to Bernard Orsman of the NEW ZEALAND HERALD. New Zealand Minister for Economic Development David Parker spent f...

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Lions' Tour Generates Record Revenue

New Zealand Rugby CEO Steve Tew said that the "south's ability to profit" from British & Irish Lions tours is "an important part of the international game's revenue distribution," according to Marc Hinton of STUFF. The All Blacks "may not have achieved the result they wanted," but the same canno ...

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Wellington Expects NZ$30M From Tour

British & Irish Lions fans set to converge on Wellington, New Zealand, are expected to inject NZ$30M ($21.9M) into the regional economy during their week-long stay, according to Collette Devlin of STUFF. The Wellington Regional Economic Development Agency estimated that "when the sold-out test m ...

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Sky Promises No More Post-Haka Ads

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Doom Bar Celebrating New Zealand Tour

The British & Irish Lions' official beer partner, Doom Bar, is "creating unique rugby experiences for fans" who could not travel to New Zealand for the Tour, according to Tony Connelly of THE DRUM. With the games on the tour taking place early U.K. time, Doom Bar has "had a challenge on its ...

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Lions Fans May Leave After Match Ends

Eight plane-loads of British & Irish Lions fans "look set to fly out of Wellington as soon as next month's test match finishes, because the capital has run out of accommodation," according to Tom Hunt of STUFF. Wellington Airport applied to have "late-night domestic departures after its midnight ...

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Lions Call For Schedule Rethink

The British & Irish Lions management "called for a rethink on tour scheduling" following the team’s "sluggish" opening display on Saturday, according to Robert Kitson of the London GUARDIAN. The Lions hierarchy said that the squad needs "more time to prepare," having been required to play ...

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Tudor To Sponsor All Blacks

Swiss watch brand Tudor, a sister company to Rolex, has become an official sponsor of the All Blacks, All Black Sevens, Black Fern Sevens and Maori All Blacks, according to Susan Edmunds of STUFF. The All Blacks and Beauden Barrett "will be part of Tudor's #BorntoDare campaign," alongside former foo ...

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All Blacks Brand Value Exceeds $200M

The brand value of the All Blacks has "soared past" the $200M mark and the visit of the British & Irish Lions will "serve to push it higher into the top echelons of global sports brands," a branding expert said, according to Greg Stutchbury of REUTERS. Global brands consultancy Brand Finance Man ...

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Sky Sports Secures RLWC 2017

The Rugby League World Cup 2017 Organizing Committee confirmed that Sky Sport secured the New Zealand broadcast rights to this year’s Women’s Rugby League World Cup. Sky Sport will broadcast all 12 matches of the tournament culminating in the final on Dec. 2, when the men’s and wom ...

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All Blacks Announce Japan Test

The All Blacks are going to begin their 2019 World Cup preparations early "by playing a test in Japan late next year," according to Gregor Paul of the NEW ZEALAND HERALD. New Zealand Rugby CEO Steve Tew confirmed that the test "will go ahead next year." With the next edition of the World Cup to ...

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