Magazine article New Zealand Management

As I See It

Magazine article New Zealand Management

As I See It

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Annette Fale, general manager of the Halogen Foundation--an organisation dedicated to fostering youth leadership. Its flagship events are the National Young Leaders' Days which run throughout New Zealand for primary/intermediate and secondary school students. Fale was awarded a Sir Peter Blake Emerging Leader Award last year for her commitment to fostering youth leadership.

How would you describe the New Zealand identity?

Defining a national identity is not that simple. New Zealand is a diverse nation, made u D of many cultural groups, with many different customs and traditions. While people may describe themselves as "New Zealanders", how they define their "New Zealand-ness" will vary from person to person. For example, some people might see a New Zealand identity in aspects of New Zealand history or in New Zealand achievements in sporting, artistic or other endeavours, while others might see it through a sense of national characteristics or traits, or through national symbols and icons Maori culture may form one aspect of national identity, since it is both unique to New Zealand and a part of our identity in the outside world. I believe though as New Zealanders we share a strong national identity and have a great sense of belonging and value cultural diversity. …

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