Friendship Force feeling the love in Gisborne

Group of 17 from Cincinnati in Gisborne for a seven-day look-see

Group of 17 from Cincinnati in Gisborne for a seven-day look-see

THE FORCE IS STRONG IN THESE ONES: A group of 17 Friendship Force visitors from the USA are in Gisborne and they think the city is ‘wonderful’. The tour party from Greater Cincinnati are pictured with local members at the Marina. Picture by Liam Clayton

MEMBERS of the Greater Cincinnati Friendship Force are visiting Gisborne and they love it here.

“It is the most gorgeous place and everyone is so friendly,” said tour director Judy Hornsby.

The 17 Americans arrived in the city a couple of days ago for a seven-day visit hosted by the Gisborne Friendship Force.

“We have taken them to the Tolaga Bay wharf and they were amazed at the number of log trucks on the road,” said Gisborne Friendship Force president Miriam Swarbrick.

“They have visited the Captain Cook monument and the Titirangi (Kaiti Hill) lookout, and today they met the mayor and visited Eastwoodhill Arboretum. We went to Gray’s Bush the other day and three of them did not want to come out; they just loved the fantails.”

Judy Hornsby said the group were told something special about New Zealand during the Australian leg of their trip.

“The people over there told us ‘wait until you get to New Zealand. Every place you look at is beautiful’, and that is how it has turned out. We love it here. Gisborne is the most gorgeous place and everyone is so friendly.”

The group will visit the A and P Show tomorrow. The tour party head to New Plymouth early next week.

MEMBERS of the Greater Cincinnati Friendship Force are visiting Gisborne and they love it here.

“It is the most gorgeous place and everyone is so friendly,” said tour director Judy Hornsby.

The 17 Americans arrived in the city a couple of days ago for a seven-day visit hosted by the Gisborne Friendship Force.

“We have taken them to the Tolaga Bay wharf and they were amazed at the number of log trucks on the road,” said Gisborne Friendship Force president Miriam Swarbrick.

“They have visited the Captain Cook monument and the Titirangi (Kaiti Hill) lookout, and today they met the mayor and visited Eastwoodhill Arboretum. We went to Gray’s Bush the other day and three of them did not want to come out; they just loved the fantails.”

Judy Hornsby said the group were told something special about New Zealand during the Australian leg of their trip.

“The people over there told us ‘wait until you get to New Zealand. Every place you look at is beautiful’, and that is how it has turned out. We love it here. Gisborne is the most gorgeous place and everyone is so friendly.”

The group will visit the A and P Show tomorrow. The tour party head to New Plymouth early next week.

Your email address will not be published. Comments will display after being approved by a staff member. Comments may be edited for clarity.