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Millionaire leaves daughters $27m – but there is a catch!

Filed under: General — triassic @ 4:59 pm Tue 28th July 2015

In this NZ herald article the final line says it all. Rather than being portrayed a loving wise father wishing to protect his daughters inheritance, and therefore setting up protections and persuasions for such, he is simply labeled as a ‘controller’. The etymology of this word in this context is derogatory and the Herald must know it. The tag line from the NYP is the authors opinion and is offensive to many fathers so why not leave it out? This father is a very wise man and does not wish to have HIS money frittered away by irresponsible daughters so he lays out clearly some strict guild lines on how they should better themselves in the hope that they can hold onto their inheritance.I have done the same for my 2 daughters within my trust.

A nice story spoiled by a bitchy ending.


  1. Thought exactly the same !
    Sounds like a very smart and onto it dad, I would be doing exactly that to the tee, if it wasn’t for a ex and the family court screwing me over for any money in the first place !

    Sounds like someone at the NZ herald is a bit jealous after all he just wants the best for his kids and doesn’t want them to turn into the next “Kardashian twats”

    Comment by Dominic NZ men — Tue 28th July 2015 @ 5:06 pm

  2. News media thrives on negatives because that’s (supposedly) what most readers want. Personally a Will is a private prerogative of the author and newspapers have no right to comment … in fact it might be a privacy breach.

    Comment by JONO — Tue 28th July 2015 @ 5:07 pm

  3. The final line says it all in Doug Smiths story also:

    Doug Smith is on his deathbed and knows the end is near. His nurse, his wife, his daughter and 2 sons, are with him.

    He asks for 2 witnesses to be present and a camcorder be in place to record his last wishes, and when all is ready he begins to speak:

    My son, “Bernie, I want you to take the Mayfair houses.”

    My daughter “Sybil, you take the apartments over in the east end.”

    My son, “Jamie, I want you to take the offices over in the City Cent

    “Sarah, my dear wife, please take all the residential buildings on the banks of the river.”

    The nurse and witnesses are blown away, never knowing the extent of his property holdings, and as Doug slips away, the nurse says, “Mrs. Smith, your husband must have been such a hard-working man to have accumulated all this wealth”.

    Sarah replies, ‘Wealth? ….. What wealth???

    The old bastard had a paper round.

    Comment by Voices back from the bush. — Tue 28th July 2015 @ 6:06 pm

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