We are now well into winter, with some tumultuous weeks behind us and some interesting ones ahead. While things are not fully back to normal, we are very pleased to be able to publish stories about the Bay coming back to life – with social gatherings, club sports and community events all back on the calendar. Over the next few months, we will be reporting on a number of key issues, including the public consultation on Golden Bay’s proposed local board, the Environment Court hearing on the Water Conservation Order, and the upcoming General Election. Alongside this, we will of course continue to cover the length and breadth of the Bay and report on all aspects of community life. Once again, we thanks our readers, contributors and advertisers for helping to make The GB Weekly our “big little paper”.