Flagging Spirits by Trevor Plumbly

Glory Me! ‘We’re a small country.’ For those of you out there who haven’t heard it, this New Zealand catch cry is usually delivered by sports commentators after a victory of some sort to airbrush the sacrifices our sportspeople undergo to stand on the world’s stage. I’m all for a bit of national pride, but I honestly feel it would be much healthier if it were born out of internal well-being rather than success in the international sports arena. The reason for my taking this tack arises from three announcements this week…. Read More