29 Apr 2021

Robertson: future of rugby, NZers stuck in India

From First Up, 5:49 am on 29 April 2021

New Zealand Rugby holds its Annual General Meeting today where members will consider a bid by American company Silver Lake to but a 12.5 per cent stake in the organisation. It's seeking approval for a 387 million dollar deal which would give the private equity firm a slice of the organisation's commercial rights. Ellie Jay asked the Deputy Prime Minister Grant Robertson about approving the deal would mean for the future of rugby in New Zealand. But I began by asking him about India ... and how New Zealanders are supposed to get home from "high risk" countries under the government's new rules.