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New Zealand waits for party to arrive
With only a few weeks until the Rugby World Cup kick-offs in New Zealand, a nation awaits its moment in the spotlight.
Last Modified: 06 Aug 2011 19:21



With the Rugby World Cup just over a month away, the New Zealand people cannot wait to host the tournament.

Over 60,000 fans will be there to see the All Blacks opening match with Tonga on September 9.

Belinda Henley reports from Auckland as preparations are being made for what will be the nation's biggest ever sporting event.

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