Art & Entertainment | Book Reviews | Education | Entertainment Video | Health | Lifestyle | Sport | Sport Video | Search

 

Alinghi Rejects MP's Claims

Alinghi Rejects MP's Claims

AUCKLAND - February 26, 2003 - A claim made in Parliament by New Zealand opposition politician Winston Peters that threatening letters sent to team members in December had originated from within the Alinghi team was unfortunate and based entirely on recycling anonymous rumours, Alinghi Executive Director Michel Bonnefous said today.


"Mr Peters' claim appears to be based on an anonymous rumour circulating in the viaduct basin", Michel Bonnefous said. "The New Zealand Minister of Police has rejected what Mr Peters said, and police involved in the inquiry have also told us there is no evidence to substantiate this rumour."

"Mr Peters is a supporter of the Blackheart group. It is disappointing that he is spreading unfounded and damaging claims", Bonnefous said.

"On the advice of our security advisors and of police we took the threats seriously, and we made appropriate arrangements so that our team could continue to focus on the action on the water."

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
Culture Headlines | Health Headlines | Education Headlines

 
Legendary Bassist David Friesen Plays Wellington’s Newest Jazz Venue

Friesen is touring New Zealand to promote his latest album Another Time, Another Place, recorded live at Auckland's Creative Jazz Club in 2015. More>>

Howard Davis Review: The Father - Descending Into The Depths of Dementia

Florian Zeller's dazzling drama The Father explores the effects of a deeply unsettling illness that affects 62,000 Kiwis, a number expected to grow to 102,000 by 2030. More>>


Howard Davis Review: Blade Runner Redivivus

When Ridley Scott's innovative, neo-noir, sci-fi flick Blade Runner was originally released in 1982, at a cost of over $45 million, it was a commercial bomb. More>>

14-21 October: New Zealand Improv Festival In Wellington

Imagined curses, Shibuya’s traffic, the apocalypse, and motherhood have little in common, but all these and more serve as inspiration for the eclectic improvised offerings coming to BATS Theatre this October for the annual New Zealand Improv Festival. More>>

ALSO:

Bird Of The Year Off To A Flying Start

The competition asks New Zealanders to vote for their favourite bird in the hopes of raising awareness of the threats they face. More>>

Scoop Review Of Books:
Jenny Abrahamson's John & Charles Enys: Castle Hill Runholders, 1864-1891

This volume will be of interest to a range of readers interested in the South Island high country, New Zealand’s natural environment, and the history of science. More>>

 
 
 
 
 

LATEST HEADLINES

  • CULTURE
  • HEALTH
  • EDUCATION