A note from Emma’s desk
It is so frustrating being in another country when there is so much happening in the Franklin district, as I desperately want to be amongst it.
I thoroughly enjoy writing and being able to share some-one’s story or news. So sitting behind my phone and temperamental tablet, scrolling through feeds and seeing possible links and not being able to act on them is torture.
I am certain that Bossman Steve and Calendar Girl Lynn are sick of my messages and are not replying to me on purpose!
I would have loved to be a fly on the wall when Mayor Len Brown, rolled into town to discuss transport for Waiuku.
I wonder what form of transport he used? Oh that’s right, Waiuku doesn’t have its own reliable public transport system, so he couldn’t have used that. I hope you were able to make it to the meeting to voice your concerns and to show the mayoral candidates who are running for the position what they are potentially taking on.
Miraculously I survived the Perth heatwave and now, I am suffering through the humidity.
How anyone could venture outside, let alone work in these conditions, is beyond me. And now I see as I arrive back into New Zealand, I’m just in time for a cyclone. My cousin said I have jinxed the weather.
I hope you had a great Valentine’s Day. Hunter-gatherer isn’t a big fan of it, I on the other hand, am a hopeless romantic.
We try to acknowledge how much we mean to each other every day, so for Valentine’s, I send flowers to my best friend, Kaitlin, instead. I can’t remember when I first began doing it, but she loves it and I always forget her birthday, so I hope that the lovely bouquet of gerberas makes up for it!
Looking forward to being back at my desk on Thursday and catching up with all the people of the vibrant community we live in. It feels as though I have been away for decades and have missed out on reporting everyone’s news. Since you’re here… we have a small favour to ask. More and more people want the Post than ever but advertising revenues across the media are falling fast. And unlike many news organisations, we haven’t put up a paywall – we want to keep our journalism as open as we can. So you can see why we need to ask for your help. The Post’s independent, investigative journalism takes a lot of time, money and hard work to produce. With investigative reporting, we often don't know at the beginning how a story will unfold and how long it might take to uncover. This can mean it is costly – particularly as we often face legal threats that attempt to stop our reporting. But we remain committed to raising important questions and exposing wrongdoing. And we do it because we believe our perspective matters – because it might well be your perspective, too. If everyone who reads our reporting, who likes it, helps to support it, our future would be much more secure. For as little as NZ$5, you can support the Post – and it only takes a minute. Thank you. Support The Post