The end of May saw a bitter-sweet farewell for Mel Morunga as she departed after 21 years of working at Dingwall. Children, carers and staff outdid themselves organising the evening with outstanding performance and superb kai ─ their efforts conveyed the respect and appreciation felt for the much-loved team leader. A beautiful hangi was prepared and put down thanks to the efforts of many staff members, while others helped the children to put together a string of stunning performances that brought many to tears. The attendance of several former Dingwall residents was testament to the tremendous legacy Mel leaves behind.