15-04-2009 16:38 hour
jason wendy logan & mikayla ( np )

hi rory sam leigh and sean, great to hear the cause of the greebies and hot stuff has been sorted, you will all be glad for the escape home very soon.  we may miss you next week up in auckland we are there on thursday, but we will be so happy for you all to get home - much deserved and you will love being back in your own beds again and catch up on some much needed pampering from friends up there.  do you have and email address that we can send pics for you of logan and mikayla - she has grown so much very chubby now - but still very happy go lucky.  txt us with an address if you have one.  take care xxxx

15-04-2009 15:54 hour
Estelle ( Whangarei , New Zealand )

Hi Rory
Just wanted to tell you how splendid Council staff looked on Thursday when we all wore our green colour, thought of you and donated some $'s which gave us all great pleasure.
I am also praying for you (and your family of course) so you will be home soon and healthy.
You are a brave boy!!
Best Regards

15-04-2009 14:53 hour
Korie's Mum ( Dargaville )

Hi Rory.  We have Kody  at our house today and I noticed that both Kody and Korie were being very very quiet, so off I went to investigate...and guess what I found?  Both boys had found chalk and crayons and had written three names on the outside walls of the playhouse, Kody, Korie  and Rory!  Looks like you might be needed back up our way Rory to join a couple of very young taggers!  I guess its time to tidy out the playhouse for a sectet meeting house (no girls allowed apparently).   It used to be Korie's sisters play space but she is 16 now and it hasn't been used for a very long time.  I think I have a mission on my hands over the holidays. See you buddy xox

15-04-2009 09:18 hour
Kathryn Milich ( Dargaville )

Morning all, well its day 6 into the holidays and every morning Korie says 'can I have a friend today?" However today he woke with a yucky nose and a bit of a cough so we are going to keep on top of that so when you come home Rory he can visit you.  I guess it doesn't help that he is running around in a pair of hammerhead shark boxers and nothing else!!  Anyway today we are washing the car, making banana cake and we might do a ride to the school for a play we hope today is a good one for you all.
Take care and love from Kathryn and Korie xox 

15-04-2009 08:36 hour
Gaille Hopkinson ( New Plymouth )

Hi Leigh
So sorry to hear that Rory has had to have two operations for tumours.  Our thoughts are with you all.  Best wishes for a great recovery.

14-04-2009 22:36 hour
Trudi Johnston ( Dargaville , New Zealand )

Hello to the Gardiners!  Kody wants a permanent tattoo now!  We will go and look for some dragon ones tomorrow to send down.  Good to hear you have a disappearing act going on!  Keep all the doctors and nurses on their toes!  Kody will have to concentrate hard on getting rid of his cold so we can come visit!  He had a lazy day today, we had to go into the town hall thismorning and Kody and ben took the opportunity to get up on the stage and pretend to perform!....Must both take after their mum!!!  Thought they were rock stars!  Keep up all the good work and best of luck for the 1am duty! sending down all of my love and support Trudi xxxxx

14-04-2009 21:23 hour
Vania Hamlin ( Mackay , Australia )

Gday Rory, William and I are thinking of you every day.  It is lovely that we are able to see what you are up to on your cool website.  We check it out every morning to see what you have been up to.  William really loved your photos at Kelly Tarltons.  We went to the Great Barrier Reef in the weekend and got to see some stingrays too.  They are pretty big fish!  He wants to go to Kelly Tarltons as well now, when we go back to Auckland.  He thought that thing you got to sit in like a submarine was awesome.  You are doing such a great job Rory - we've got our fingers and toes crossed for you so that you can go home soon!

14-04-2009 20:11 hour
Denise and the Miller Boys ( Whangarei )

Hi Rory we are really pleased that you are getting stronger and fitter and we bet you and Mum, Dad and Sam arre just so keen for you to be up, walking and getting ready for HOME! Bet it feels like sooo long ago you were in your own bed. Please say hi to your surgeon -I meant to tell your mum that Dr Law was in our medical school class many years ago -he was an excellent young doctor then and it sounds like he is a brilliant doctor for you now!
Cole wants to tell you the Easter bunny nibbled some of the vegies from his vegie garden!! Lewis says "Shot! Rory! I am glad that you are getting better!"
Lots of Love and a big hug to your mum and dad

14-04-2009 14:11 hour
Uncle Guy ( New Plymouth , New Zealand )

Hello Rory, Sam, Sean and Leigh.
Hope you all had a good Easter and managed to get outside again.  I ate way too many Easter eggs from Nanna.   Hope you all gots spoilt as well.
Nanna and Poppa both say Hi Rory and so do Sacha and Corbyn.  They can't wait to see you and Sam again.
Uncle Guy played golf in the weekend and took the kids to the zoo for a bike ride.  The weather was nice.
Take care of yourself everyone and thanks leigh for keeping mum informed each day of the news!
Love you all.
Uncle Guy.

14-04-2009 12:57 hour
Grannie & Grandad ( Whangarei )

Hi Matey, Glad to here your temperature has been sorted, Grannie was worried about this. Dad said you were happy yesterday afternoon and had a good night sleep, lovely to here this. Looks like you and Sam were realy spoilt by Easter Bunny. He also visited our house, so when you come home more chocs, also a large parcel arrived from Auntie Teri and Uncle Graham, more surprises I think. Is Sam keeping you busy? Hope Mummy recovers quickly from her cold. Missing your cheeky smile and phone calls, lots of hugs to our amazing boy, love Grannie & Grandad