This year’s Performing Arts Festivals have begun with Napier’s amazing festival on Easter weekend. A very big thanks to the convenors there, who looked after me so well. Thanks Natalie Sandbrook! It was a terrific festival and NZ can be proud of the confidence and creativity its young people are developing. I will be adjudicating next at Rotorua in July, Northland in August and Hawera in October. I can’t wait!