FROM THE EDITOR

The Tribune (NZ) - - WELCOME -

Spring comes upon us grad­u­ally with its buds, blooms, welcome warmer tem­per­a­tures and longer day­light hours.

So­cially though, the sea­son is do­ing a Usain Bolt. The spring event rush is out of the blocks and away. What with three home ITM Cup rugby games, on­go­ing art and cul­tural ex­hi­bi­tions, a ukulele fes­ti­val and a solo theatre per­for­mance fes­ti­val, an in­ter­school re­gional dance com­pe­ti­tion and the Palmer­ston North Dance As­so­ci­a­tion com­pe­ti­tions, two tour­ing bal­let com­pa­nies, the NZSO and other vis­it­ing mu­si­cians and bands, as well as stage shows, Septem­ber’s cal­en­dar is look­ing crowded.

And that’s on top of any temp­ta­tion to make more of out­door ac­tiv­i­ties.

It’s also Fa­ther’s Day this Sun­day – an op­por­tu­nity to shower dads with the tra­di­tional han­kies, socks and undies – or per­haps, see­ing as how us blokes are no­to­ri­ously lack­adaisi­cal over health mat­ters, gift-wrap an ap­point­ment for dad to have a med­i­cal check-up. Happy spring.

– Richard

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