Church of Scientology in New Zealand opening Jan 21

Discussion in 'News and Current Events' started by CommunicatorIC, Jan 21, 2014.

  1. $26 million to buy and restore Church of Scientology in New Zealand.

    From Mike: The New Ideal Org Strategy

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  2. Quentinanon Member

    I see that the David Miscavige Retirement Fund Trust is buying real estate again.
    Another Idle Morgue.
  3. RolandRB Member

    I hope those clams are paying Davey interest at true market rates. Let us say it is 10% interest plus 5% to pay the loan back of 26M then that is 3.9M a year spread over 315 clams so that is $12K per year each. Cough up, clams! :)
  4. From the article:
    What makes you think interest is being charged on the other $16 million?
  5. RolandRB Member

    My brain didn't register the "interest free" part. I guess they will have to pay rent to the "Church", though.
  6. DeathHamster Member

    These "loans" only appear in countries where the government is watching the books.
  7. SParc Member

    ^^ this
    Governments --> Please watch the books!
  8. RightOn Member

  9. Maybe the plan is for all the 300 kiwi culties to move in there.

    Otherwise it seems a bit silly
  10. Jeff Jacobsen Member

    Is this an earthquake prone area?

  11. All of NZ is earthquake prone, but Auckland has the lowest earthquake activity for the country.
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  12. Scientology's multi-million dollar headquarters to open in New Zealand.

    NZ Herald: Scientology's multi-million dollar headquarters to open in NZ

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    Scientology's multi-million dollar headquarters to open in NZ

    By Ophelia Buckleton

    5:00 AM Sunday Jan 15, 2017


    The Church of Scientology will open its new $16 million Auckland base next Saturday - with the church's high profile leader David Miscavige tipped to be coming to cut the ribbon.

    The religious movement, which counts the likes of actors Tom Cruise and John Travolta among its followers internationally, has transformed the former Whitecliffe School of Art and Design, on Grafton Rd, into its new HQ.

    Scientologists bought the building in 2007 for $10 million. A further $6m has been spent on transforming the historic building into its new Auckland HQ.

    A week out from the opening, a source told the Herald that arrangements were being made for Miscavige to travel from his American base to Auckland for the opening; including elaborate security arrangements.

    But the church was tight-lipped on the possible trip, with a spokeswoman saying: "We do not comment on Mr Miscavige's travel plans or schedule in advance and are unable to provide you with the confirmation you ask for."

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  13. /r/ thread title update to reflect opening date?
  14. thesneakster Member

    This has nothing to do with *Independent* Scientology, now does it ?
  15. Disambiguation Global Moderator

    I dropped it in the wrong place.

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