The term ‘performance’ holds a different meaning in New Zealand. It’s not a special something, held back for rare occasions. We expect it – every time. It’s not weather dependent and it doesn’t excuse itself when the surface won’t play nice. We never cheapen it with bragging. Instead, it’s met with a wry smile, a simple nod, and an expectation – a promise it will be there the next time, and every time, you call on it.