You know Spring has arrived when the blossoms are out on display and the baby animals are frolicking in the fields.  A time of newness, warmth, and sunshine as we say goodbye to Winter for another year.  We are expectant that the new season will bring a richness of sight and sounds to our little rural community as we continue to deliver our amazing programmes.  Even though the restrictions of level 2 have hindered our routine we are making the most of the situation and doing our best in spite of the circumstances.  The Whakahonohono Mai ladies’ program and the Te Reo Maori class have gone online to maintain connection while our other smaller classes have continued to meet and comply with the distancing regulations.  We have had news that a number of our people have obtained paid employment which is always a positive boost with the economic situation we are in.  This little town is so robust and even though this year has been tough on many, we continue to report weekly of the lives that have been transformed. Every heart-warming story is as unique as the person it relates to.  It is such a privilege to work in an environment where we see this transformation on a regular basis.