07-04-2009 20:41 hour
Brenda ( Dargaville )

Hi guys, great to hear that the operation went well today and that everyone is feeling a little more relaxed. I know how that feels to wait for someone to come out of surgery ... and it takes longer for them to come out than they first tell you. And I agree with Greg, smoked eels are delicious, I think they go well with tomato sauce, don't they? I so like the picture of you and the spiderman pillow case, my two boys have them too. I hope that tomorrow is good for you. Thinkin of you all. Brenda C 

07-04-2009 20:05 hour
Greg Newman ( Waihue , NZ )

Hey Rory, Great to read your op went well today. Thinking of you and your mum and dad and Sam often. You might want to tell Grandad where I live cos I am quite keen on them smoked ells as well. Perhaps I might come to Auckland and help you polish off the ones you have in the fridge, no need to wash our hands after, thats what white bed sheets are for!!! Happy healing thoughts from me, Tracy, Freya, Nikau and Matai.

07-04-2009 19:33 hour
Ross & Karen Wharfe ( Towai )

Hi Rory, Glad to hear that your operation went well.  We check out your website each day to keep up with your progress.  Bet you could have some fun with the city folks and those eels.  Tell Dad, Mum and Sam we are thinking of you all and hope you have a speedy recovery.  Hang in there Sean and Leigh.  Warfee and Karen

07-04-2009 18:58 hour
Monica ( Whangarei , New Zealand )

Hi there Rory, Leigh, Sam and Sean!
I hope you all are good and Rory is recovering well. I liked the mental picture of those eels in the fridge...maybe we should add a pigs head too just to amuse some people in the city.
Take care guys and all the best. Thinking of you
Mon xxx

07-04-2009 18:55 hour
Louise Pocklington ( DPS Office , Dargaville )

Hi there Rory, our thoughts are with you and your family, wishing you all the very best.   Ethan & Steven say hi and will see you when your back on the Waihue bus!    

07-04-2009 18:34 hour
lincoln williams ( WAIHUE , New Zealand )

hi rory its lincol so sorry to hear about your cancer :(.
 evereone here hopes  and wishes you the best of luck to get through it.
lol just remember man your from waihue your tough you can get throug living in the wops you can get through this!!
best of luck.
Lincoln, Desiree, Wayne and amelia :)

07-04-2009 18:06 hour
Trish Harding ( Dargaville , NZ )

Hi Rory, Leigh , Sean & Sam,
I just heard of your battle today and felt to send pray & love for you all. What a tuff & scarey time for you and I pray that you will all remain strong & that God will guide & carry you through this to a wonderful end. Trish

07-04-2009 16:30 hour
Cara Pietersma ( Wellington , NZ )

Hi Rory
We haven't met but I have heard a lot about you from my dad Noel Downie. I am sure that if I didn't live all the way down here in cold, windy Wellington we would have met because my dad works with your dad... and my parents are your dad's godparents and... your grandparents are godparents!
Any way I can see that you probally have a million other messages to read, but I just wanted to say HI and let you know that we are thinking of you and your family.
Cara, Shane, Billie & Indy (our crazy GSP!)

07-04-2009 16:25 hour
Janice McLean ( Dargaville , New Zealand )

Hi Rory,
Sorry it has taken me so long to write to you but we have been busy at school. It 's the last week. Yipee!
What a lot of great places you have visited and I loved looking at the photos. The Junior Syndicate visited Serendipity Farm Park a couple of weeks ago and it reminded me of Butterfly Creek.
Hope all went well today. My very best wishes.
Love from Miss McLean 

07-04-2009 16:05 hour
Korie Morrison ( Dargaville )

I wish I could go to Kelly Tarltons but mum said not today. A butterfly landed on my shoulder when I went to butterfly creek I have a monarch butterfly on my science table. I want to come to see you soon but mum said we will wait till you are feeling a bit better. We are not swimming at school anymore. From your friend Korie xox