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Ambassador Programme Workshop

Tuesday 16 May 2023 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM


Waitomo/Ōtorohanga Ambassador Programme Workshop 


Hamilton & Waikato Tourism invites you to become an amazing Ambassador for Waitomo/Ōtorohanga districts by attending an upcoming Ambassador workshop. 


Developed to learn more about your place and how to share it with your manuhiri (visitors) and gain greater confidence in connecting with your customers by showcasing the amazing place you call home with pride and knowledge.  


Designed for anyone engaging with domestic and international visitors to the Waitomo/Ōtorohanga districts and the wider Waikato region, this three-hour workshop will delve into the history and unique stories surrounding the districts including the Waikato river, early Māori history and legends, experience of early explorers and European settlers and the Waikato land wars, right through to the exciting regional growth and economy of today. 


Take this opportunity to understand how you can share Waitomo/Ōtorohanga districts' story and enhance your manuhiri (visitors) experience of their time with you and the region. 


Key topics covered: 

  • The art of storytelling – learn how to take your manuhiri (visitors) on a journey through the stories you share and enrich their experience with you
  • What makes Waitomo/Ōtorohanga districts unique – including historical and present-day information on the districts and the mighty Waikato 
  • Enhancing the visitor experience – discover tips for making recommendations/suggestions to enhance visitors’ time in the region


Workshop Details 

Date: Tuesday 16 May 2023

Time: 9.00am until 12.00pm

Location: Les Munro Centre, Te Kūiti

Cost: Complimentary. We are pleased to be able to cover costs for all participants until June 2023 thanks to the covid recovery funding RTOs received from central government. 

Catering: Morning tea will be provided.