New Zealand maintained its perfect record. In round five the NZ team of Ashley, Thomas and Ed defeated Wales by 3-0, affirming “This House would cease the exploitation of resources in the Arctic Region.”
In round six (an impromptu debate) James, Thomas and Ed defeated Slovakia by 3-0 negating “This House would require government schools to teach religious studies.”
Only Singapore is ahead of New Zealand after six rounds, having dropped one fewer judge. New Zealand faces Singapore in round eight. Paul Lau has the full leaderboard.