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.
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