It has been amusing this week watching the news. Besides the reports about the Thai teenagers in the caves that we are pleased are alive and hope get rescued soon, there is little to watch on the nightly news that isn't depressing. However we have been on Whale watch as a large Southern Right Whale has come to play in our city harbour. There is meant to be a fireworks display tomorrow to celebrate Matariki - the Maori New Year. Instead our council have postponed it a week so that we don't frighten our new friend.