Kapi-Mana News : September 13th 2011
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Did this indicate New Zealand was really a bicultural country, one foreign journalist asked me, or was it more like a mar- keting gimmick? Somewhat guiltily, he confessed to already feeling a sense of haka overload''. Clearly, during the World Cup, the natu- ral curiosity of our foreign visitors and the international media will lead them to reach their own conclusions -- some favourable, some less so -- about New Zealand. On the tournament eve, two important meetings in Auckland -- of the South Pacific Forum and the International Rugby Board -- also struggled to put genuine substance to outward expressions of harmony. For decades, South Pacific nations have struggled with small populations and lim- ited resources, and with their distance from global markets. Some solutions now seem to be almost within reach, as nearby Asia becomes the centre of the world economy and technologi- cal advances help to shrink the distances. In addition, the looming impact of cli- mate change on island states requires an urgent response from the forum. However, as the forum has continued to dither, China and its Asian neighbours have begun to challenge the traditional dominance of Australia and New Zealand on trade and diplomacy issues in the South Pacific. In Auckland last week, the forum meet- ing could agree to make only disapp- ointingly token gestures about the region's trade imbalances, aid dependency and cli- mate vulnerability. Driven by Australia and New Zealand's desire not to offend Indonesia, the forum also continued to ignore the independence struggle in West Papua. By accident, the International Rugby Board meeting in Auckland happened to mirror the forum's reluctance to deal with pressing issues of injustice. For decades, the All Blacks and Wallabies have made good use of the rugby talent from the islands. While some players have benefited from the opportunity, one effect has been to bleed the national teams in Samoa, Fiji and Tonga of top players, arguably to the detri- ment of the game. Last week in Auckland, the Pacific Island unions asked the International Rugby Board to change the rules that forbid players from representing more than one national side during their careers. This would enable Pacific players no longer wanted by the Wallabies and All Blacks to return and play for their national teams. The rugby administrators refused, on the patently hypocritical grounds that doing so would deny opportunities to young island players to gain entry to top rugby. It was hard to escape the conclusion that change would also hinder the ability of tal- ent scouts from Australia and New Zealand to spot and co-opt young talent -- rather than any genuine concern about old players returning home, filling the national squad and stifling rugby's growth in the Pacific. As a token concession, the International Rugby Board scheduled a few games in the Pacific by countries like Scotland in coming years. The trade in rugby players -- like trade in general within the South Pacific -- tends to be one way, and is mainly of benefit to Australia and New Zealand. For now, as the overseas journalist surmised, the celebration of Maori and Pacific culture at the World Cup looks more like a gimmick, and conceals a far less pleasant reality.
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