Rowdy with a chance of meatballs: New Zealand in frenzy at arrival of Ikea

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After years of rumours, the Swedish furniture store will open its first outlet in the country

New Zealanders have been whipped into a frenzy by the news that Swedish furniture giant Ikea will be opening a store in their country, after years of rumours and speculation.

Foreign minister Winston Peters quickly took credit for the news, saying he was sure his decision to open an embassy in Stockholm had played a part.

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