Whitireia Polytechnic and the publishing programme say farewell to tutor Coral Atkinson this year. Coral has worked with the publishing programme since it started in 1993. She was a popular visiting tutor in the early years then moved on to work mainly with online programme. With Paula Wagemaker, Coral wrote and established the online publishing course in 2003 and has been a vital presence there ever since, along with her occasional involvement in the Wellington course as a visitor or guest tutor marking assignments. She generously allowed publishing students to practise their new skills publishing two of her books in recent years: the children’s novel Copper Top in 2009 and Passing Through, released in 2014. In 2015 Coral is taking up the Ursula Bethell writing residency at Canterbury University. We are very grateful for her many years of care and wisdom now spread with our graduates through the local publishing industry!