The Dismal Science

New Zealand’s Olympic success – what’s in it for us?

Sam Richardson Aug 13, 2012

Well, the Olympics were again a wonderful source of entertainment and drama - they were compulsory viewing in our household. For a spectacle, you really can't beat an Olympic Games. Mind you, for US$14 billion, it had to be just that! Not surprisingly, much of our attention now turns to the implications of the performances of New Zealand's … Read More

Apples, oranges and V8’s

Sam Richardson Jul 16, 2012

I've been on a blogging hiatus for the past month or so - two weeks in Vietnam, followed by a conference and then two weeks of annual leave doesn't leave a lot of time for blogging. The instant I step back in to the office this morning - wham! It is al... Read More

Who saw this coming?

Sam Richardson May 31, 2012

I have to admit, I thought we, as a country, might just have gone a bit over budget in the hosting of the Rugby World Cup. Rugby New Zealand 2011 didn't though! This from the New Zealand Herald yesterday:The organisers of Rugby World Cup 2011 have post... Read More

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