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Winston Watusi
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Is it wrong to keep patting ourselves on the back for being so lucky? After a while does it come across as hubris?

I don't know. But I do know that the luck in question was to be from New Zealand; and to either be living here or able to return.

The second bit of luck was having the particular leaders leading us that we have had at this precipitous moment. Whatever your political stripes it seems absolutely clear that one of the things separating countries with success stories from those without them is having a stable leader who is trusted by the vast majority of the country.

Bash the Labour government over any other thing you like, but the reason we are so lucky is that they've been really good at pandemic stuff.

I was reminded of this last weekend while lazing in the sun at the Tauranga Racecourse enjoying the manifold pleasures of the Garden And Art Festival. It was Caitriona Fallon, of Riverdance fame,........

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