About Us

Chris and Adrienne 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.  As well as the motel, we have a part-interest in the iconic New Zealand family restaurant Cobb n Co, which is located in the beautiful Dunedin Railway Station. 

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 business. 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. There may also be the opportunity for an individual yoga session in your room. So if its yoga or HIIT training you are looking for – ask Adrienne.

Our whanau - we have 3 sons, all based in Dunedin. There are also 3 little people – our grandchildren, who pop in from time to time. Our youngest son, Jaren has decided that Aurora on George is the perfect place to live to attend Otago University as it is only minutes away. He has grown up in motels and is good at giving his Mum and Dad wee breaks.

Finally, our fur babies – our cats Cinder and Blitz. They are country bumkins who are still learning about city and apartment living.