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Nether­lands] when peo­ple couldn’t even spell the name,’’ he said.

‘‘Look at us now 65 years later, ev­ery­one in New Zealand knows the name.’’

The 89-year-old said it was sad that he could not share the mo­ment with wife Riet, who died 18 months ago.

A pa­rade would be held in Auck­land to wel­come Team NZ home when they re­turned next Wed­nes­day. Mi­grant vine­yard work­ers on a Gov­ern­ment-spon­sored labour scheme in Marl­bor­ough are sign­ing up to a union for the first time in years, a union or­gan­iser says.

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