Your hosts at Aurora on George are Chris and Adrienne Roy. We have been in the motel industry in Dunedin since 2007, Aurora on George being our 4th motel venture. Prior to motels, both of us came from education backgrounds. Chris, previously a lawyer and then a secondary school history teacher, is a Dunedin boy. He thoroughly enjoys the challenge of people-oriented industries and being his own boss. As a sneaky aside, he is sport-mad and loves a good game of poker.
Adrienne (nee Rangi) left Hawera, Taranaki, to attend Otago University’s School of Physical Education in the early 1980s. She has been a primary school teacher, a secondary school Health and Physical Education teacher as well as a teacher education lecturer at Otago University. She now teaches Bikram and Yin Yoga plus Inferno Hot Pilates at Hot Yoga Dunedin on St Andrew Street,as well as providing in-house private sessions for motel guests.
Our whanau - we have 3 sons, all based in Dunedin.
Youngest son Jaren and his girlfriend Kayla are students at university and live across the road - literally. They are invaluable as extra hands to see that we do a good job., giving us a break occasionally. Our other two son, work in the city in the IT industry. We also have 3 little people – our grandchildren and have another mokopuna on the way (exciting!).
Finally, our fur baby – our cat Cinder (sadly we lost our lovely Blitz at the beginning of lockdown). Cinder was an apartment cat until lockdown when she decided to explore the quiet outside world. She is high strung, noisy and yet adorable when she gets to know a human. She is slowly taking over from Blitz as the motel cat!