Nadene Lomu



  • Couldn't find the old RIP Jonah thread on the new forum.....but this is a shocker

    http://m.nzherald.co.nz/sport/news/article.cfm?c_id=4&objectid=11759382

    Nadene Lomu is driving a $75,000 Porsche - at the same time the trust set up in her husband Jonah's memory was in London trying to raise money to help the couple's sons.



  • I think they had a Porsche before he passed away.. so I'm guessing she got another one?



  • Could have been worse, could have been a $200K Porsche. But it does not look good. The shenanigans with Jonah's company and copyrights looks even worse, it appears that the apple did not fall far from her father's tree



  • @canefan said in Nadene Lomu:

    Could have been worse, could have been a $200K Porsche. But it does not look good. The shenanigans with Jonah's company and copyrights looks even worse, it appears that the apple did not fall far from her father's tree

    I don't actually know what's worse. The fact she has the porsche, or the fact she justifies it by saying that it's been purchased on finance so that's okay.

    So she's crying poor and saying she needs money for her kids schooling, but she can afford monthly repayments on a 75k porsche. Ridiculous. Some people have zero self awareness



  • @canefan said in Nadene Lomu:

    Could have been worse, could have been a $200K Porsche. But it does not look good. The shenanigans with Jonah's company and copyrights looks even worse, it appears that the shit didn't fall far from the dog.

    Fixed.

    I see she's struggling to get anyone to give to her givealittle page in NZ, hardly surprising considering how she is perceived here and her behaviour since his death.



  • Hasn't she started up Jonah's twitter page too? It's very strange getting tweet's on that thing.

    If she really cared about her kid's future she wouldn't be putting out the begging bowl and financing porches. Reminds of the woman that spend their child support payments on pedicures and handbags.

    Does she have a job?



  • @Kirwan
    My take on all this, is that she clearly has issues beyond no self awareness. It's quite likely she's suffering and this is her way of dealing with that. If so, I hope she has good friends around her who will help and offer good advice (which hasn't seemed to have happened yet)



  • @Lozzy you'd have to say that is unlikely given some of the decisions she has made and continues to make, plus those who have obviously been a part of helping Jonah and his money part ways are probably still about.



  • @Lozzy John Campbell first interview on rnz was with her and I thought she came across pretty badly . Dodged questions with emotive answers etc, he's also a fuckwit so that didn't help either. I expect at least one woman's magazine cover story ( nadene "jonahs still part of our lives" Nadene finds love " etc etc ) out of her a year for quite some time to come and in between dodgy stories like the Porsche one popping up from time to time . I doubt it has much to do with her suffering and more to do with the person she always has been.



  • @taniwharugby said in Nadene Lomu:

    @Lozzy you'd have to say that is unlikely given some of the decisions she has made and continues to make, plus those who have obviously been a part of helping Jonah and his money part ways are probably still about.

    Yep - from the outside, most people see a feted rugby superstar, who had everything. Now he's gone and his wife is crying poor.

    I doubt whether many of the people living in that bubble are aware of what good advice looks like. That's human nature for you, and they don't want the gravy train to take off without them.



  • @jegga
    Doesn't look good I know. I just don't wanna hate her. For Jonah's sake



  • @Lozzy said in Nadene Lomu:

    @jegga
    Doesn't look good I know. I just don't wanna hate her. For Jonah's sake

    Hate has nothing to do with it. Calling a spade a spade is just basic observation though.



  • @Lozzy I don't hate her, she has nothing at all to do with my life. She doesn't seem like a very nice woman though, which sucks for those kids.



  • To be fair about the Porsche those things have horrendous depreciation and are not the easiest things in the world to sell. Even a service for them can make them quite unpalatable at any price.

    If she still needs a car to get to work then she might be better off keeping it.

    Wait she does have a job right?

    Mooshld



  • It's not a great look when there is a charity to fund for the kids while mum 'appears' to not need for much but maybe the facts should be looked at.

    The money raised by the public in a a trust for Jonah's kids to provide them a future. Nadene Lomu gets nothing from the trust and doesn't have access to funds from it. No donated money has gone anywhere near the Porsche.

    The trust is there for the kids education and if she is divesting herself of all of their educational costs so she has more of her own money then so what? In a roundabout way this is simply Jonah paying the bills he would have been paying anyway. The kids still probably end up better off than if she had full access to the chequebook.

    She really does come across as a piece of work though.



  • Are they still living in Epsom? If so, she or someone else will need to be paying the rent.



  • @Crucial said in Nadene Lomu:

    It's not a great look when there is a charity to fund for the kids while mum 'appears' to not need for much but maybe the facts should be looked at.

    The money raised by the public in a a trust for Jonah's kids to provide them a future. Nadene Lomu gets nothing from the trust and doesn't have access to funds from it. No donated money has gone anywhere near the Porsche.

    The trust is there for the kids education and if she is divesting herself of all of their educational costs so she has more of her own money then so what? In a roundabout way this is simply Jonah paying the bills he would have been paying anyway. The kids still probably end up better off than if she had full access to the chequebook.

    She really does come across as a piece of work though.

    She's a piece of work alright. She's not the only single parent out there having to put money towards their kids education. Absolving herself of that responsibility tells you a lot about the sort of person she is.



  • I have a fundamental and philosophical problem with all this: why does being the child of a rugby star who earned and spent a lot of money entitle you to charity to pay for your later education?

    Did Jonah have life insurance? Can Nadene work and provide for her kids? Etc.

    I really liked Jonah but the aftermath of his passing and this saga is fairly unpalatable.



  • @Billy-Tell highly likely he was unable to get Life Insurance or if he did, would likely have excluded the cause of death being related to his kidney issues, which would be a factor in most of his health issues I suspect.



  • Blowing the last of his life's saving/work into a property scam involving his wonderful and loyal father n law wouldn't have helped either.
    Aweful family who are in a mess because of their greed and Jonahs naivety.



  • Jonah was a legend and I'll always be in awe of what he did on the rugby field and how he fought his terrible illness. But I take a very dim view of anyone who has earned that amount of money, but the begging bowl still needs to be passed around to look after his kids.

    Who cares if the wife doesn't have access to the trust. If she can afford a new Porsche, then why should people contribute to the education of her kids?



  • Every time I see an article about that scungy gold digger with her hand out, it makes me angry. But it isn't the kiddies fault they have a shit mother. I just hope the trust is watertight and any payments go straight to a school and nowhere near her or her scumbag father's pockets.



  • @Mokey said in Nadene Lomu:

    Every time I see an article about that scungy gold digger with her hand out, it makes me angry. But it isn't the kiddies fault they have a shit mother. I just hope the trust is watertight and any payments go straight to a school and nowhere near her or her scumbag father's pockets.

    I'm glad I donated to the trust so that the kids aren't relying on her



  • Isn't it a bit farked up that you donated to the trust of children who had a dad who made millions?



  • @Mokey said in Nadene Lomu:

    Every time I see an article about that scungy gold digger with her hand out, it makes me angry. But it isn't the kiddies fault they have a shit mother. I just hope the trust is watertight and any payments go straight to a school and nowhere near her or her scumbag father's pockets.

    If it wasnt water tight before I'm sure it is now after the Porsche revelation.
    Yep not the kids fault dad had poor health and mom thinks shes the missing Kardashian sister.



  • @Rancid-Schnitzel seems to be no shame in asking for money these days, I have seen crowd funding/givealittle things pop up on Facebook (on random 'suggested' page) for all sorts, one was a person whose dog got hit by a car and they have to pay $3000 or so Vet bills rather than have to put it down, which was better than one I saw (which I wasnt sure if serious) for some guy that needed a new car...he didnt have much donated.



  • People are shameless the world over and it's not confined to bogans either. I got taken to a charity dinner the other year. Table of ten people for £750+ VAT. Donations, raffles, auctions etc to raise funds for a child with a debilitating disease - can't remember which one. The costs of providing care for this kid, special education and what have you would run into the hundreds of thousands of £s over the years. A noble cause you might think. Well yes except the family were one of the richest in the area and could quite easily have paid for the care twenty times over and still had enough for their yacht and ski chalet.

    They were just exchanging their money for everybody else's. Canny work or just shameless miserliness?



  • A part of me certainly thinks that Ms. Lomu deserves the right of reply before all 'n sundry come down very hard on her.

    Having said that, it certainly looks bad. And all the money given to the Jonah Lomu kids fund, should really be spread around all needy kids. Having a famous Daddy, shouldn't immediately give you the right of a more beneficial life than having a scumbag for a Daddy.

    Fuck all kids in this world have a trust fund of any note. I was given $500 by my parents on my 21st, and that was about it for me. So people who gave money to that, were fucking idiots to start off with. Between grandpops wheeler dealing & undoubtedly some outstanding royalties for guest speaking etc, there was more than adequate dosh around to give those boys the start in life that they needed.

    In the meantime, as all this was kicking off, thousands of kids across NZ were going hungry, living in substandard conditions, and failing to get the medical attention required for even the most basic conditions.

    The whole thing was BS, right from the start. The fact she drives a Porsche should surprise nobody.



  • @MajorRage said in Nadene Lomu:

    Having a famous Daddy, shouldn't immediately give you the right of a more beneficial life than having a scumbag for a Daddy.

    Or a really really good daddy who isn't multi-millionaire but works super damn hard in a physical labouring job 6 days a week 8-4 but is on a minimum wage and can't afford a Porsche.



  • There's no way anyone can put a good spin on this. However I don't believe she can be this simple/naive/greedy/irresponsible. Surely not.

    She's had massive negative publicity and I can't think she's oblivious to this. There's a stability issue here I am sure. Depression, anxiety, something. For gods sake where are Jonah's friends and supporters to help this woman ?



  • @Lozzy said in Nadene Lomu:

    There's no way anyone can put a good spin on this. However I don't believe she can be this simple/naive/greedy/irresponsible. Surely not.

    She's had massive negative publicity and I can't think she's oblivious to this. There's a stability issue here I am sure. Depression, anxiety, something. For gods sake where are Jonah's friends and supporters to help this woman ?

    I don't believe she's the first two, the last two definitely. She's had massive negative publicity and I doubt she gives a shit , why would she?



  • @jegga
    Cos it's not human nature to endure negative personal comments without an affect ?



  • @Virgil said in Nadene Lomu:

    Blowing the last of his life's saving/work into a property scam involving his wonderful and loyal father n law wouldn't have helped either.

    Scam? Why bother with property?

    If Jonah was still worth a bit, surely they could have picked up a couple of investment properties in Auckland and lived off the rental income?





  • Yep nothing wrong there, I mean it's normal right for your in laws to sell a property with a heavily marked up price? To make $700k off you
    Because that's what family does.



  • @Virgil said in Nadene Lomu:

    Yep nothing wrong there, I mean it's normal right for your in laws to sell a property with a heavily marked up price? To make $700k off you
    Because that's what family does.

    Yeah , check the date too. Right at the start of the property market turning to shit.



  • @Virgil said in Nadene Lomu:

    Yep nothing wrong there, I mean it's normal right for your in laws to sell a property with a heavily marked up price? To make $700k off you
    Because that's what family does.

    Forget in laws. Some athletes are misfortunate enoguh to have the scam artists be their own parents.

    http://ftw.usatoday.com/2016/11/columbus-blue-jackets-jack-johnson-gives-up-two-years-of-his-salary-to-settle-debts



  • The Bible says, "Don't pass judgment on other people, or you might get judged yourself."

    No, hang on, that was in Monty Python's Life of Brian.

    As you were.



  • @Chris-B. Brian Tamaki?



  • @Chris-B. said in Nadene Lomu:

    The Bible says, "Don't pass judgment on other people, or you might get judged yourself."

    No, hang on, that was in Monty Python's Life of Brian.

    As you were.

    Got to take responsibility for your own actions.

    If you put out the begging bowl and then buy a Porsche, continue living in some of the most expensive real estate in New Zealand, attempt to invalidate your husbands trademarks for murky reasons then funnily enough, people will have an opinion about you.


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