This message was written on 24th March 2019 – reposted here 30th March

Kia ora colleagues
My thoughts are with you all as you scramble to sort through the realities of our country moving into lockdown. I hope you’re doing OK in these stressful days.
I just need to let you know that given the situation with Covid-19 and the uncertainties of the months ahead, Tim Taylor’s tour which was planned for July – August of this year is cancelled. 
Huge thanks to the host schools, the team involved in organising and to everyone who had enrolled so far. We had a really good response: even with four months to go and minimal promotion, the winter school and two of the workshops were fully subscribed. Tu meke!
Those who had already paid you will of course receive a full refund of your enrolment fee. It may take some time to process these, so your patience is appreciated. 
None of us know what the world will look like the other side of this difficult time, but be assured we are determined to host Tim in future and conversations are already underway for creating some kind of digital offering in July. I’ll be in touch with more information as that clarifies.
Thank you for your passion for what matters in teaching. We will all hold fast to that as we work out what education looks like through this pandemic, and beyond.
All the very best. Stay well and don’t hesitate to contact me if I can support you in any way.
Kia kaha
Viv Aitken