Acting PM congratulates Team NZ
Acting Prime Minister Jim Anderton has congratulated Team
New Zealand on its 5-0 clean sweep defending the America's
"Sir Peter Blake, Russell Coutts, Brad Butterworth
and today Dean Barker have defined in a new standard of
brilliance and sportspersonship.
"This is a very proud day
for New Zealand.
"Every New Zealander will share in this
stunning accomplishment. Team New Zealand made the Hauraki
Gulf a world stage, and now they have triumphed on it," Jim
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