About
Arrive as strangers, leave as lifelong friends

Part of the magic of Poronui is the genuine hospitality. Our team are passionate about the beautiful environment that they work in, and they convey that passion in everything they do. Your hosts, Eve and Claire, contain unrivaled knowledge of the property and surrounding area. Make sure you make the most of it while you’re here!

The people make the place, and you will come to love our Poronui family. Not just because of our relaxed and welcoming attitude, but because the time you spend with us, and the stories we’ll share, will create a special bond. Just one of the many reasons to come back and stay with us in New Zealand again and again.

Meet the team
Eve Reilly
Lodge Manager

Eve has been involved in the growth of the Poronui business from primitive beginnings to a world-class sporting facility. That easy-going personality with an eye for detail pervades all, and she is surrounded with a team of like-minded people.

Claire Hall
Assistant Lodge Manager

Claire’s interests and passion are many and varied. From horses to food to fishing, and, in particular, people. Her easy-going nature creates a relaxing atmosphere and she is a regular 'Jack of all trades' here at Poronui.

Steven Paterson
Head Chef

Originally from Scotland, Steven has always been passionate about food, and it runs in his family! Foodie travel has inspired a lot of Steven’s dishes, but the fresh and flavorsome seasonal NZ produce are his favorite ingredients.

Steve Smith
General Manager

Steve Smith came to Poronui as GM for Westervelt in NZ after many years of dedicated service with Fish & Game. He is especially passionate about fishing and hunting and can always be found in the outdoors.

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