The Melbourne Commonwealth Games came to an end this week. New Zealand came 9th on the metal table with 31 metals (6 gold, 12 silver & 13 bronze). Apparently it was predicted we'd get a total of 46 metals, so probably not the best result. We were beaten by Scotland (6th) & Jamaica.... man.
The next games are in Delhi India 2010.
British Prime Minister Tony Blair was in the country this week, his first visit. Despite Blair's popularity waning in the UK, I still agree with a lot he has to say on international relations specifically American isolationism. I find the way Blair speaks in total contrast to our own crass PM. At least Blair has the courage to stand by his convictions unlike our own poll driven Prime Minister.