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Saying sorry!

There had been a leak of a 97 page document regarding differences of policy between New Zealand and Australia to do with South Pacific Leadership. The paper was prepared for Treasurer Peter Costello by Treasury and Foreign Affairs Departments before his attendance at a South Pacific Forum on economic policy. Prime Minister John Howard was unwell at the time and Deputy Prime Minister Tim Fischer was on duty.

The New Zealand All Blacks rugby team had won the Bledisloe Cup against Australia.