Embodiment of New Zealand identity
National identity is a collective understanding of the shared qualities that make nations distinct from each other. New Zealand’s identity is made up of characteristics that include land, people, politics and our history of war.
One of the main characteristic that defines this generation of Kiwis is sport, with over 3/4 of the adult population involved in sport as part their weekly routine. As not only a generation, but also a nation that is driven by our sporting culture, we lack the facilities that enable elite athletes to reach their full potential. With only a few facilities scattered around the country, do you think this is enough for a budding sporting nation? The benefit of having facilities at a world class level not only allow these athletes to reach their peak physical condition, but will also have an impact on individuals supporting sport.