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Why doesn’t Dalton want Dunphy’s dough?

Pattrick Smellie
Thu, 02 Sep 2021

Team NZ's attacks on its unwanted suitor lack credibility. (Image: Getty)
Pattrick Smellie
Thu, 02 Sep 2021
Team New Zealand has been doing a pretty good job of throwing shade on local oil baron Mark Dunphy’s desire to raise enough loot to run the next America’s Cup defence in Auckland.Dunphy’s emergence as a potential funder at the beginning of July has met with such scepticism and outright scorn that it raises the question of just what is it that Team NZ boss Grant Dalton dislikes so much about the bid.After watching the unfolding shenanigans over recent weeks, there are three explanations that spring to mind.1/ The Chancer Theory...

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