18-04-2010 23:51 hour
jason wendy logan and mikayla ( np )

hey there coussies, a huge well done to you sean - not surprised you did so well you are a man on a mission - awesome time and great effort. And you sam and leigh - you have done superb to,- puts us to shame really we are such a lazy bunch down here in comparison to you energetic bunch up there - you will have to whip us into shape when you come back to the naki to stay (take it easy on us tho we are getting too old for too much) great to see in the paper that the hawiian surfer from the dream team carissa won the comp and she was the one that was helping us in our section of the bank when we did the grass planting on the beach. We dug it in with a champion - and to top it all off she donated all her $17,000 or so winnings to the local board riders club - thats amazing i think she was only 17 herself - there are amazing people out there with a very giving nature. there should be loads more like her. any how bedtime for me - take care love and hugs wendy jason logan and mikayla

18-04-2010 15:36 hour
Heni ( Waipoua , NZ )

Kiaora to the gardeners!!!
Congratulations Sean on your run and also to Sam and mum how awesome, and not to forget RORY for your skills with the therapist. Last weekend Jerry the kids and i went to Kawerua for a fish and caught a few snapper and a kahawai and later that afternoon we went down the beach for a ride and would you know it we sank the bottom half of our truck in the sand and water LOL... We eventually got it towed out by a tractor but now it has gone to the panelbeaters to get fixed as the tractor did a bit of damage to the front of the truck. OOPSY!! I'm just glad we are insured for it. For the holidays i inherited another five children for a day which bought it up to nine so i got one of my co-workers to take us up on a hilux to drop us off at the beginning of the Toatoa track and after that we walked from there to the lookout tower and down the lookout track. We were doing very well until we got to the end of the track and blow my mind we all attacked by paper wasps so i had kids left right and center running out of the track on to the main road stripping off there clothes. It looked like who could striptease the best i think cos tourists were driving past in their cars wondering what all these kids were doing. All but two children got stung and after they were stung we all had a good laugh as we were all reliving the event. OOh i forgot to mention that brandon found this huge worm on the lookout track and he brought it with him back to my workplace to show the staff where i work. He ended up letting it go in our little kauri nursery we have at the back of our office buildings
Well gotta go!!!!
He arohanui kia koutou e te whanau

18-04-2010 08:35 hour
Trudi ( Dargaville , New Zealand )

Woo Hoo how fantastic being able to get some help in the classroom!!  I am glad to hear you are home in Northland.  We all miss you!  Our holidays ended up being eventful in the wrong kind of way... Our hot water cylinder busted so we had to invest in a new one then the fuse wasnt big enough for the new size cylinder so we came home after a hard days work digging potatoes to find we had NO hot water!!!! Thank goodness for lovely neighbours!  Then on Monday our car died...never to be resurrected again.    So we are beating the footpaths until we get another one!  Needless to say the boys are not too impressed.  Teaching them good life skills.  hehehe See you next week and hope Tuesday goes well xxx

11-04-2010 15:07 hour
Sparky ( Baylys Beach )

Hi Giys
Don't know what happened. Must have stood on a wrong key! Anyway, I have a great idea..after having just punctured one!  What about Rory using a bladder from a cask of wine - empty of course - to rest his head on in the bath. Just a thought. 
A fan tail just flew into the living room and I wasn't there to catch it.  Never mind I'll go get me a mouse.  They are lots of fun to play with.

11-04-2010 14:59 hour
Sparky ( Baylys Beach )

Hi Guys

04-04-2010 08:25 hour
The Johnstons ( Dargaville , New Zealand )

Happy Easter!!!!!  I hope the Easter Bunny was good to you all! 
We still are short Kody and Ben, they are returning today sometime.  They have had an adventure packed few days with Uncle Rodney and Aunty Megan...Zion Wildlife Park, Laser Tag, Whangarei Pools and Tenpin Bowling!!!  Enjoy your time at home (well your 2nd home!)  and have loads of fun.  Lots of Love The Johnstons xxxxx

01-04-2010 19:52 hour
Amber Willoughby ( Taranaki , New Zealand )

Hi Gardiner Family Just popping by to wish you all a very SAFE AND HAPPY EASTER. And to let you know a lady from work has put her hand up to shave my head and I may have found my venue, i have made things more interesting by saying if i raise $2000 i will sing live then and there....
much love

01-04-2010 17:26 hour
Trudi Johnston ( Dargaville , New Zealand )

Hey Dudes!  Missed you the last couple of days!  Hope you have a lovely Easter...dont eat too many chocolates!  and have a great holiday!!  See you round xxxxx

01-04-2010 09:00 hour
Heni ( Waipoua Forest , NZ )

HariHuri Tau Kia Koe RORY!!!!
SOOO cool that you had birthday cakes at school and home and went to the lazer maze, how awesome e Tama. Even better that easter is coming too aye. Happy Easter

30-03-2010 13:38 hour
Vania ( Australia )

Happy Birthday Rory!!  What an awesome day you had, in fact an awesome three days!!!  So cool.  Birthday wishes from us all.