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Olive branch, no chequebook, for Dalton in America’s Cup wrangle

Pattrick Smellie
Mon, 06 Sep 2021

A late bid seeks to keep Team NZ's home town advantage in The America's Cup. (Image: Getty)
Pattrick Smellie
Mon, 06 Sep 2021
Grant Dalton can lead Team New Zealand in the next America’s Cup as long as he’s not in charge of the money provided by central government, local bodies and private donors, says the backer of an initiative to stop the cup going offshore in 2024.With only 10 working days left before Team NZ is due to announce the venue for the 37th America’s Cup challenge, Greymouth Petroleum chair Mark Dunphy insists he has the necessary $80 million of private funding but only if Dalton is kept away from the purse strings.Dunphy believes this...

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