Rotorua Newcomers Network

We are all trying to help prevent the spread of Covid19 so our activities and events will be on hold for a while.

Due to Covid19 our activities and events will be suspended for the time being.

You can still join our Networks through 'Join Us' - and we will connect by way of email. That way we can add you to the mailing list, so we can keep you updated when activities will start again.

In the meantime, take good care, avoid close contact with others, especially with the elderly, wash your hands well and often and be kind to yourself and others.

About us

Rotorua has long been an iconic tourism destination for both New Zealand travellers and international visitors. It is known for its beautiful lakes, spectacular geothermal attractions, stunning scenery, and its warm and friendly people. Rotorua is renowned for its welcoming hospitality – often referred to as the traditional spirit of ‘manaakitanga.’

Join Rotorua Newcomers Network

Join us to make new friends, find out about events and get involved in your new community.

Our Coordinator: Margriet Theron



I am Margriet Theron of the Rotorua Multicultural Council and I am the coordinator of the Rotorua Newcomers Network. I have retired after a career in science policy and forestry education. I have lived in Rotorua since 1978 and I am passionate about working with migrants and newcomers. I am is also a Trustee of Speech NZ and an Ambassador of the Geyser Community Foundation. I also teach a 12-week Professional Speaking for Migrants course every year.

Send me an email if you are interested in connecting with Rotorua Newcomers. We would like to meet you!


Contact Rotorua Newcomers Network

c/- Rotorua Multicultural Council
Meeting Room 3, Wohlmann House,
The Arts Village, 1240 Hinemaru/Hinemoa Streets, Rotorua
Postal address: PO Box 86, Rotorua 3040

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Register for free and get to know people in your new community.

Find people to socialise with, try new skills, sports or just enjoy a coffee with other newcomers, we know how it feels to be new in your community.


Volunteers and donations are the life blood of our organisation.