3 Nov 2015

Parliament pays tribute to All Blacks

4:08 pm on 3 November 2015

Parliament has paid tribute to the All Blacks for their Rugby World Cup victory.

Prime Minister John Key moved a motion shortly after this afternoon's session started, to recognise the win.

He told the House that the World Cup win was an historic victory for the All Blacks, and New Zealand.

He said all political parties are united in their admiration of the team.

Labour MP Trevor Mallard said it was very rare for him to agree totally with the Prime Minister, but on this occasion there was no question.

Parliament heard that the players' efforts off the field also made New Zealanders immensely proud.