Prime Minister Helen Clark joins leaders of “third way” governments from five continents at a Progressive Governance Conference in Stockholm. “The post-September 11 environment requires not just a military response but much broader international cooperation”, says Helen Clark. “If our neighbours are poor, we are impoverished as well”. Because of her absence Clark is not on hand to greet the Queen when she lands in Wellington to begin her official visit. Clark, however, has other things on her mind: “I think it’s inevitable that New Zealand will become a republic and that would reflect the reality that NZ is a totally sovereign- independent 21st century nation 12,000 miles from the United Kingdom.