Kate Parker: “GRSP Student Presentation”

Visiting with the Rotary Club of Lawrenceville on November 18 was Kate Parker, the GRSP student whom the club is helping to sponsor at Benau University this year. Kate arrived from New Zealand in August and is enjoying her Georgia experience. She told the group about her life back in Te Awamutu, New Zealand, and showed pictures of her family and pets, including a wonderful shot of her horse coming into their kitchen to steal a carrot. Horseback riding, skiing, biscuiting (tubing), and hiking are favorite family activities. She gave a brief history of the settlement of New Zealand and showed beautiful scenes from Te Awamutu, Rotura, Lake Taupo, Wellington, and Auckland. There were lovely snow-covered mountain scenes and pictures of black and white beaches. She pointed out differences in English vocabulary with words like chips, jandels, fizzy drinks, lollies, biscuits, and togs. The most popular sport there is rugby (New Zealand won the World Cup last year). She concluded by talking about prominent New Zealand industries: sheep, dairy farms, fruit (like kiwi), and tourism. The Harry Potter films have caused a surge in tourism.

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