25-04-2009 08:56 hour
Trudi Johnston ( Dargaville , New Zealand )

Hey there guys!  hope last night was good and you all had a nice restful sleep.  I bet you cant wait to see Sam today! and Sean. Our Kids are going to stay at Nana and Poppas place tonight we are off to a wedding, Kathryn and Gordon are alredy at the venue they decided to stay 2 nights (at Omapere). Kody has just arrived back from a sleepover at Ethans house.  Today it is VERY windy and a bit of rain but not too cold. Heres hoping you all have a fantastic day all together, With Lots of Love from Kodys Family xxxxx 

24-04-2009 21:51 hour
Ward 26a

Dr Jason has enjoyed his sandwich - thanks Rory!

24-04-2009 20:46 hour
Marie & Ray Dunn ( Whangarei , nz )

Hey Rory
We pray every day for you & family all the Whanau in Whakapara are with you as well mate ... Kia Kaha!!!(Be Strong)
Love & Blessings
Marie & Ray Dunn

24-04-2009 15:45 hour
Miss Whiting ( Dargaville Primary )

Hi Rory and family,
I'm the new teacher in Room3.  Miss Barr has been telling me lots of great things about you and the class, We will keep you up-to-date with what's going on at school.  Your website is great!  Keep in touch,
Miss Whiting
P.S:  Here is the first newsletter from me

Welcome to term two! I hope you all had a fantastic Easter and enjoyed the holidays. Mine just flew by with moving here to Dargaville and getting ready for school. I’ve just come back from an O.E to the U.K. Before that I was teaching in Dunedin where I graduated from Teachers College so it’s going to be a nice climate change here! My partner and I are looking forward to becoming part of the local community.
This term is going to be action packed with the new topic being New Zealand’s flora and fauna. We will also be studying geometry, descriptive writing and ball skills. Homework will remain the same, with spelling words to be learnt and readers going home every night except for Friday. Library day will now be Thursday.
I look forward to meeting you all. Feel free to pop into the classroom to check out what we are up to. Have a great week.
Miss Amelia Whiting

24-04-2009 08:31 hour
Jessy ( Pouto , New Zealand )

Hey Rory gosh what a cool name I hope that your getting better and your such a brave boy!!!!

24-04-2009 08:04 hour
Johnston Family ( Te Kopuru )

Hi Rory and Family.. We have been checking in on your progress everyday.. You are such a brave young man, and i hope you get to come home soon. I am friends with Kathryn (Korries Mum) and she told me about you.  I have a son called Matthew who is 10 and goes to Te Kopuru School. He would love to see all the cool  things at Butterfly Creek.  I might have to take him there one day.  You Take Care, and we will be checking in everyday to see how you are doing.. From The Johnston Family xx 

23-04-2009 20:43 hour
Kyler Sullivan ( Dargaville , New Zealand )

Hi Rory!  How are you feeling today? What cool things have you been doing while you have been in hospital.  I miss you in class, I hope you get well soon.  From Kyler, Room 3. 

23-04-2009 19:02 hour
Serah Dreadon ( Dargs , NZ )

Hey Rory! Did you know that Butterfly Creek has 2 new residents....... 2 big fat Crocodiles, Scar & Annie from Australia!!!
Carlos and Zane think thats sooooooooo exciting! I do too! Let us know if you go to see them ;-)
Big love and hugs from the Dreadons

23-04-2009 17:21 hour
Lorraine, Martin and Holly HUTCHINSON ( Whangarei , New Zealand )

Hey Rory, We haven't met you but I am Lorraine, your third cousin.  Your Grandad Alan is my first cousin.  Uncle Hami and Aunty Hilary are my Mum and Dad and they gave us the Advocate newspaper clipping all about you.  We think it is awesome you have your own website; it is soooooo cool!!!  We are going to log-in as often as we can to see how things are going for you.  We have a nephew and cousin called Tyla Campbell who is six years old.  He has had a cancer different to yours and is now at home.  He spent quite a lot of time in Starship.   So Rory (Rory is our all-time most favourite name!!), be strong and get lots of rest so you can get better soon.  With love and hugs, from your distant rellies in Whangarei, in our thoughts and prayers, Lorraine, Martin and Holly (age 12).           

23-04-2009 16:27 hour
Trudi Johnston ( Dargaville , New Zealand )

Hello there!  Well you are right what an up and down day!  Its good that he did not have to have an  operation (eventhough he need to have it!) and bad that there is an infection.  It is all sounding very technical and daunting for you, however Leigh you do a fantastic job of putting it all down in words for us to understand.  Shopping in thats what I call fun!!! wish we were there with you!  Sean was probably looking forward to seeing you again too.  It has been another cold day here with a spot of rain.  Its nearly time for the fire to crank up!...will have to get the smoke alarms checked first.  We went to Te Kopuru today and stopped in at the "Really Good Shop"  have you ever been there?  OMG Leigh it is like lollie heaven jars and jars and jars of delicious lollies...I kind of hyperventilated for a second or two!  Might be going that way again soon I think! Kody, Ben and Stella are currently arguing out in Stellas playhouse about who gets to write on the blackboard and as usual Stella is bossing the boys around.  They got all their sports balls out on the tramp before (Korie and Kathryn visited) just like they did at your house and kicked them around.  Fancy being able to ride the bike around RMcD house! Make sure you dont do a Kody and nearly rip off your little toe not looking where you go! Well now rest up and Take care and keep tricking the new Drs! Love Trudi and The Followers xxxxx