Rotorua Council seek hosts for RWC teams

Rotorua Council seek hosts for RWC teams

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If you have any connection to
Russia, Samoa, Ireland, Fiji or Namibia, then the
Rotorua District Council wishes to speak with you. These are the rugby teams that
will be playing in Rotorua during the Rugby World Cup. The council wishes to find people who will be willing to make
these teams feel at home. How well do you know your
history and genealogy? This is the question posed
to the people of Rotorua. This area is internationally
known for its Maori tourism, but they are now searching
for people in Rotorua who have a different ancestry. So far this Irish woman
has come forward. It is hoped that by
identifying locals with a connection to the
visiting delegations, then it will help them to relax
and feel more at home in Rotorua. They have received a load
of emails of support and some have even dusted off
their old nation’s songbooks. No doubt, the Maori customs
will be upheld. When the Rugby World Cup
begins here in September, rugby won’t be the only
thing they remember but also the hospitality
of the locals. Tini Molyneux, Te Karere.

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