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Would an All Whites win justify a public holiday?

Photo / Brett Phibbs
Photo / Brett Phibbs

A Labour Party MP is pushing to make Friday a public holiday if the All Whites manage to secure an historic World Cup victory.

New Zealand play Paraguay at 2am Friday, and a win would carry them through to the World Cup's final 16 for the first time ever.

Today Trevor Mallard posted a draft online of a bill that would make Friday a holiday if the All Whites win their match.

"If Bob Hawke could declare a de facto holiday when Australia won the Americas Cup, then we can do better," the bill says.

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