May 25 2020
Can’t believe I’m going to say this but I am enjoying hearing the sounds of planes taking off from the airport. After having nothing for 7 weeks, it's quite nice to hear that sound. I know I’ll get over it but at the moment it feels as if life is returning to what has been a dead period. Not having any planes at all has somehow made the place feel disconnected. The town is made to be enjoyed by visitors and while it was too much in the last couple of years and it has been too much, having no one at all and town being completely deserted it through April and early May it was desperately sad and showed me there has to be a balance. Welcome fellow kiwis, enjoy our piece of paradise and thank you for coming and helping our town come alive again.