Achieving our nationhood milestones

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5th November, 2011
The national surge of joy and goodwill generated by the Rugby World Cup is a precious once-in-a-lifetime commodity. Now we’ve got to figure out how to build on it. There can hardly be a New Zealander left who argues “it was only a game”. It’s not too much to say it was a milestone in our nationhood. We showed we could host a global-scale event with confidence, competence and flair. The one glitch, with Auckland’s infrastructure, was quickly remedied. New Zealanders were warmly welcoming, the humblest provincial areas ebulliently taking teams to their hearts. There was not, as was ...

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