The Huddle


I was on Larry Williams’ The Huddle show last night with Josie Pagani.

Our topics were;

The America’s cup farce continues – clearly no amount of money makes these boats safe or easy to use, and it’s all about the rich boys and their toys.

Then we’ve got a smaller dairy company on the West Coast of the South Island caught up with having elevated nitrate levels in their milk powder. It’s not even a contamination scare as such – but they are at least fronting and talking about it. Unlike Fonterra’s bad PR job, they should take a leaf out of the book from these operators.  

We also had the first gay marriages officially sanctioned – and now the countdown is on the to first same sex divorce. I predict bloodshed in the courts. It’s going to be handbags drawn and stilettos ready. Fabulous!

And of course the the great tampon debate.


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  • conwaycaptain

    $30 million from the NZ Govt to supply a mobile billboard for an Arab Airline, Japanese Car Co, Spanish Company called Camper and so Millionaire sailors can swan around the world sailing.
    Let them find their own money and pay their own way.

    • johnbronkhorst

      I’m a bob each way on this. It could be an investment but on the other hand the sponsors are plenty rich enough to stump up the $30 mill. and will get the return!!

      • mike

        The 2007 cup had a direct economic benefit of $74m… and the Government probably only paid a third of the costs for Team NZ.

        • johnbronkhorst

          You really trust micheal cullen’s maths????

          • Sir Cullen’s Sidekick

            We always do John, we always do….

  • LinkinHawk

    This segment is far to short and should be at least a 15 min stint.

  • LesleyNZ

    After today – bring back the old style boats. America’s Cup is no longer a proper boat race. Bring back the heritage and flavour of how the America’s Cup used to be. Ridiculous to see the competitors with helmets on for safety because the boats are so unstable and racing dangerous.

  • Saccharomyces

    ” clearly no amount of money makes these boats safe or easy to use, and it’s all about the rich boys and their toys.”
    That’s exactly what makes this such compelling viewing. I don’t think most people realise quite how amazing these boats are. This is the absolute pinnacle of boat design and sailing skill. This is the formula 1 of sailing. Yes it’s all about the rich boys and their toys, but they’re sure making the world a more interesting place.

  • Josh Metcalfe

    Josie Pagani wishing that tampons were a luxury so she could have something to rail against the government with. I would never have thought she could be so petty.