The Press knights Owen Glenn

July 24th, 2012 at 4:00 pm by David Farrar

reports:

LIVELY DISCUSSION: The Press deputy editor Ric Stevens, left, interviews Sir at a Literary Liaison event in Christchurch last night.

Businessman and philanthropist Sir Owen Glenn came to Christchurch to promote his new book last night but his charitable work became the focus.

Last time I checked Owen Glenn was not a knight. In 2008 he was given ONZM, but that is two levels below a knighthood.

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13 Responses to “The Press knights Owen Glenn”

  1. liarbors a joke (1,069 comments) says:

    He deserves one…unlike Lord Montrose

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  2. Manolo (12,618 comments) says:

    Definitely more worthy of a knighthood than Michael Cullen, wrecker/squanderer of the NZ economy.

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  3. David Garrett (5,120 comments) says:

    Indeed…what a disgraceful scene that was when Klark ignored him at the opening of his building…what was it he gave? $100 million??

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  4. boredboy (246 comments) says:

    Owen G Glen donated $8.5 million towards the $174 million cost of the Owen G Glen Building.

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  5. Dean Papa (614 comments) says:

    yup, he’s more than paid for his knighthood.

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  6. Elaycee (4,064 comments) says:

    Haha – no surprises that the leftards have shifted their ‘admiration’ away from Owen Glenn – yet not too long ago, he coughed up $500,000 for a Labour election campaign and coughed another $100,000 that mysteriously appeared in the bank account of Winston’s lawyer… [and wasn't that a lovely coincidence?]

    But more recently, Glenn is reported as saying that he regretted giving Labour $500k and today I doubt the same man would piss on a fire at a Labour BBQ. David Garrett is correct – the way that Labour treated him at the opening of the Owen G Glenn building at Auckland University, was a bloody disgrace.

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  7. Paul Marsden (935 comments) says:

    Maybe they know something we don’t? After the way Owen has been treated by NZ, we can thank our lucky stars he doesn’t carry a grudge. My apologies to the man on behalf of all, decent NZ’rs, and thank him for his extraordinary generosity to this country.

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  8. liarbors a joke (1,069 comments) says:

    “Klark ”

    what a hideous time in NZ’s history

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  9. Bob R (1,250 comments) says:

    Agree with Dean Papa, he has probably done enough now to buy one. Just a matter of time.

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  10. David Garrett (5,120 comments) says:

    Isn’t it just incredible how the bastards turn on the guy?

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  11. scrubone (2,971 comments) says:

    I think he’s a good guy, but his connection to the Auckland Business school (should have been) scandal taints him for me.

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  12. backster (2,000 comments) says:

    I changed my mind about him when he was the first cab off the rank to donate a million to the Christchurch Earthquake relief. He has done much good since and is well worthy of the honour.

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  13. Bob R (1,250 comments) says:

    ***he was the first cab off the rank to donate a million to the Christchurch Earthquake relief. ***

    I didn’t know that. He is certainly doing some good things with his wealth to help the country.

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