FROM THE EDITOR
So the Olympics will be well underway by the time you read this.
It’s a strange time for me because as a Kiwi raised in Australia, who has now come back to New Zealand later in life, I always feel torn on who to support.
I have citizenship in both countries and a parent born in both countries - so if the Kiwis win a medal I’m pleased, but if the Aussies do, I’m also happy.
The trouble is i’m always being told I need to pick a side, especially by all my fellow Kiwi colleagues.
The trouble is I just can’t, and don’t think i’ll ever be able to.
I feel a sense of pride when I hear both anthems played.
It’s been 10 years since I left Brisbane, but hearing Advance Australia Fair play as a sport person stand on the podium still makes my heart sing.
So no, I’m not going to stop supporting both countries.
What I will do is cheer extra loud for our South Waikato Athletes over there in Rio.