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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.’

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Coordinator - Margriet Theron

Margriet Theron - Rotorua Newcomers Network



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!


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