New Zealand won all eight of their preliminary round debates at Worlds 2013. In round seven New Zealand (Ashley, Thomas and James) beat Lebanon by 3-0, negating “This House supports sovereign debt default as a legitimate economic strategy for countries”
And then in round eight New Zealand (Ashley, Thomes and James again) defeated Singapore by 2-1, negating “This House would require university students to work in their country of origin for a number of years after graduation.”
This is the third Worlds in a row where New Zealand has gone through the preliminary rounds unbeaten.
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The octo-finals are on Sunday evening New Zealand time. New Zealand is against Canada.