We asked peo­ple who had gath­ered at the Gov­ern­ment Gar­dens for Prince Harry and Meghan, Duchess of Sus­sex’s pub­lic walk­a­bout why they thought the royal visit was great for Ro­torua and the re­gion.

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I think it high­lights our city. Sue Kendall,40s Ngongo­taha¯ I think it puts us on the map and show­cases some of the best things Ro­torua has to of­fer, and it seems to have brought a lot of pos­i­tiv­ity to town. Kelly Kau­tai, 39

Owhata It’s great for tourism. I think that New Zealand is a mul­ti­cul­tural so­ci­ety and this is just one as­pect of it. Bon­nie Pitch­ford, 22

Tau­ranga Be­cause it lifts the spir­its of our Ro­torua peo­ple. Denise Bi­dois, 56 Glen­holme Be­cause we love them and they are re­ally nice. Maia Wikingi, 9, (left) and Zoe Wikingi, 8 Glen­holme

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