Once upon a time in the kingdom of Heaven, God went missing for seven days. Eventually, Michael the archangel found him. He inquired of God, Where were you?. God sighed a deep sigh of satisfaction and proudly pointed downwards through the clouds; look my child, look what Ive just finished making. Archangel Michael looked puzzled and said what is it? God replied, its another planet, but this time, I ve decided to put LIFE on it. Ive named it earth and theres going to be a balance between everything on it. For example, theres North America and South America. North America is going to be rich and South America is going to be poor, and the narrow bit joining them – thats going to be a hot spot. Now look over here. Ive put a continent of white people in the North and another one of black people in the South.And then the archangel said, and whats that long white line there? And God said ahhh thats the land of the long white cloud – Aotearoa – (New Zealand) thats a very special place. Thats going to be the most glorious spot on earth; Beautiful mountains, lakes, rivers, streams and an exquisite coastline. These people here are going to be modest, intelligent and humorous and they’re going to be fond of traveling the world. They’ll be extremely sociable, hard working and high achieving. And Im going to give them this superhuman, undefeatable rugby team which will be blessed with the most talented, and charismatic specimens on the planet, and they will be admired and feared by all who come across them. Michael the archangel gasped in wonder and admiration but then seeming startled proclaimed, hold on a second, what about the BALANCE, you said they was going to be a balance…..God replied wisely, wait until you see the neighbours I’m going to give them.