“What an amazing evening”

… is how our current President Christa described our night of dining under the sails within the Redwoods at Rotorua. We experienced first-hand the range of business skills and expertise that our President Elect Deb will bring to her incoming presidency here at Papamoa Rotary. It’s a family affair,  Debs mum Jane drove one of her buses from Rotorua to collect us at Papamoa and returned us to the same spot six hours later – we’re very grateful to her for  the generosity of the bus and time.

We had the pleasure of District Governor Bill Robinson who was able to share some “goings on” within our district.

 The venue setting was spectacular, beautifully presented tables set up under the “Sail”, a permanent structure strung between the 100 year old Redwoods trees. We enjoyed a three-course plated meal and enough greens for the heart foundation tick of approval. All capped off by a very very nice dessert of chocolate brownies and Lemon cake, capped off with a hot chocolate of either Baileys or Kahlua.

As we arrived, we were blessed by the beautiful voice of 16yr old Nikau Grace, who enchanted us until 6.30 after which she headed off to be part of the Rotorua Theatre Players Phantom of the Opera show later in the evening. I am sure, we will hear more of her in the future. 


From there we were driven to one of Debs event warehouses where she further explained her businesses and the challenges pre and post Covid as the event and conference scene gets back on its feet. She explained how Covid has taught them to do things differently whilst meeting and exceeding her clients expectations. We agree with her that her group of companies are in the top echelon within their industry.


Debs companies include;


  1. HPCE – Higher Perspective Conferences & Events Ltd
  2. Event Impressions Aotearoa
  3. Activities & Events Unlimited
  4. Right Turn Agency
  5. Five Percent Brands

Many thanks to Deb for her generosity of hosting us at one of the premier venues in our region and the opportunity to understand her business better.