The beautiful West Coast area around Greymouth (such as Runanga, Gladstone) and Reefton – and areas in between – Ikamatua, Ahaura, Dodson, etc – is home to a diverse range of people, plants and animals!
You will find the Tasman sea with its powerful waves and amazing beaches, beautiful and dense bush, interesting history, exciting recreation opportunities and breath taking sunsets.
Our Coordinator: Radha
My name is Radha and I was born in Malaysia. I grew up there and then moved to Singapore to study at University. My parents migrated from Kerala, India and made Malaysia their home. After completing my studies, I got a job as a teacher in Singapore and took up Singapore citizenship. Soon after that I met my future husband who is from New Zealand. After we got married, we moved to New Zealand. I have since lived in different parts of New Zealand moving mainly because of our jobs.
I am a trained ESL teacher and worked at different language schools in Auckland, Taupo and Rotorua. I also worked as an ESL tutor at Pathways College at the University of Waikato in Tauranga specialising in teaching IELTS
I love cooking and while in Tauranga, started doing cooking classes at Tauranga Boys college at night. Since then, I have held classes in Rotorua, Whakatane at the homes of mainly friends. I also held classes at Rotorua Arts Village. I teach Indian, Malaysian and other South East Asian cuisines
I am now living in Greymouth and love working for New Coasters. I look forward to welcoming you, inviting you to our events and activities and connecting you to other newcomers in the area!
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