10-04-2011 21:19 hour
Leesa Andrewes ( Baylys beach )

Hey Rory, congrats on the completion of your Triathlon.  Really amazing news to hear you had a clear scan result. Im sure you're all enjoying your new addition to the family, I hope he is sleeping well for you all!  Swim School is finishing up at the outdoor pool this week so we are going away for the holidays to the East Coast, hopefully the sunny weather continues for Easter.  Hi to all the family.  Keep up the great work all of you!

02-04-2011 08:35 hour
Kathryn and Korie ( Dargaville )

Such wonderful news Rory, you are just the champion of champions! So proud of all of your acheivements.  Happy late birthday buddy.  Life has been so busy lately and I have only just managed to pop onto the website just now for a catch up.  Korie is going to play his first year of rugby this winter, he is quite excited.  Anyway I must head off to work now, big hugs to you all from the Morrisons xox

27-03-2011 19:51 hour
Julie and Zane Williams

Happy birthday rory! Hope its fine down your way cos its been wet here recently.The boys and I were thrilled to hear you met Bear Grylls, we always watch him, very cool.Zane will be 11 soon and is at Kamo intermediate with me, where your Mum did some teaching too. Zane's biggest brother will be 18 this week! So a sheep on a spit planned for lunch next Sunday. Hi to the rest of your family, form Julie and Zane.

23-03-2011 18:28 hour
jane ( Whangarei )

SUCH AWESOME NEWS - So so so wonderful!! I celebrate with you!
bravo on the tryathalon too Rory!

22-03-2011 12:02 hour
Sandy from HELL New Plymouth ( New Plymouth , NZ )

Wonderful, wonderful news. I admit to being a little teary. You are so brave, inspiring, and put things into perspective for me.
Happy Birthday Rory, sounds like you had a great time with your friends and so nice that you also got to catch up with so many special people up north.
Come and see me at HELL when you get a chance for a money bag pick up and if we can organise a good time perhaps you boys could do a bit of pizza making.
Our thoughts to you all from everyone here at HELL New Plymouth.

17-03-2011 16:19 hour
The Johnstons ( Dargaville , NZ )

Such wonderful news!!!!!!  Love and Hugs to you all xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

13-03-2011 19:52 hour
The Johnstons ( Dargaville , NZ )

Good Evening,  WOW meeting Bear Grylls!!  Kody and Ben will be impressed!!  I cant believe we did not discuss this on Friday!!!  And HOLY COW going to the WETA workshop!!  AMAZING!!!  again I cant believe this was not discussed on Friday....Speaking of Friday it was just wonderful to see you all again.  Colt is SUPER gorgeous, Rory looks a picture of health and Sam is growing up fast!! Leigh you look great too, you would never know you popped a baby out less than 3 months ago!!  Now........oh yes Sean you still look good too, glad you enjoyed tucking into the chocolate cake....some things never change!! 
Know that next week we will all be sending our positive good vibes.  It will be another good outcome but its completely natural to be nervous Leigh.
Lots of Love from The Johnstons xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

08-03-2011 19:21 hour
jane ( whangarei )

Holy Cow - meeting Bear Grylls! awesome - bet he was please to meet you too Rory - you are a brave adventurer into places many of us just can't imagine going.... Eila watched Bear Grylls on Tv at school today and was talking about him before we read this... glad you had such an awesome time... holding you all in my thoughts as you head back to Starship  

03-03-2011 13:38 hour
jane ( whangarei )

i am such a slacker - haven't been here for a while and i come back to two bits of brilliant news - the arrivial of Colt (welcome little man - bravo for choosing such a great family) and Rory getting out in the playground!
love to all of you!  

25-02-2011 21:53 hour
Trudi Johnston ( Dargaville , NZ )

Because Tracy....Im Spesh ....Did you count my words??
Another fantastic update Leigh.  Welldone Sam doing so well in school a fantastic allrounder!!  And super proud of you Rory for stepping over yet another barrier.  You are a legend.  Looking forward to seeing you all soon. 
Ben is heading to camp next week to the Tangihuas (His first camp!!) and Kody heads away, on his birthday!! to Waipoua for his camp.  Both boys are super excited and I am trying to figure out how to make a Birthday cake big enough for about 50 kids plus adults!!!!  Might just have to get the roasting pan out!! 
Keep adventuring around lots of love from The Johnstons xxxxx