Greetings again and best wishes from Dave and Rosie. Hope you still find our blog interesting – not too many comments lately! Weather has been very wet lately – boy it can rain in this part of the world -but it does help keep the temperatures moderate -if not the humidity. I noticed that we have mould growing on the walls again despite a good dose of bleach a couple of weeks ago. Wendy and Jenny (VSA volunteers returned with Murray (VSA local co-ordinator) from their holiday breaks and were unable to cross a flooded river half way through their journey from Buka to Arawa and were fortunate to find a house empty at a nearby school where they were able to spend the night before being able to conclude their journey the next day. Dave has been able to find some work at the Kieta District Office helping them sort out a new Admin Office at a place called Toniva about 40min from Arawa to the SE along the coast. Nearby are the ruins of a plush hotel with outside swimming pool Again very sad to see all the destruction…. They are keen to get the new office installed – interestingly they have even cancelled a contract with a local contractor to build additional classrooms – after he’d bought all the materials and built the foundations! He’s understandably not too happy – certainly he’d have been in deep consultation with his lawyer within minutes had this been in New Zealand- but this is not! For your entertainment we have a selection of flowers and plant photographs in our attached report. Flowers and Plants of Arawa – a selection enjoy!