We're overly dependent on weather conditions, we only have a handful of world-class performers and we're often undone by our own lack of confidence.

Yet somehow, thanks to a mix of good luck and good management, we continue to punch well above our weight on the global stage.

Anyway, enough about our economy.


How about those Black Caps?

Yes I know. This is one of those columns. It's probably going to get a bit hokey. But the timing is too good to ignore and my brain is still addled from staying up for that unlikely semifinal win.

I've done