Rotary friendships formed across the Tasman sea this week when a group of eight New Zealanders stopped over to learn the ways of the clubs in the region.
The Rotary Club of Orange North and Rotary Club of Orange Daybreak took turns hosting the Kiwi visitors on their reconnaissance trip to town.
The visit was part of a Rotary Friendship Exchange program which sees clubs all over the world send members overseas to stay in the homes of foreign club members.
A group from the Orange clubs spent time north of Wellington in March.
They returned the favour this week when they took the visitors on a tour which included the Wentworth Mines, the Manildra movie theatre, the Japanese gardens at Cowra and Nyasa Phillips camel farm at Spring Terrace.
Ms Phillips introduced the Rotarians to her 11 camels, pet kangaroo, baby wombat and dingo, then put on a lunch of camel burgers for the crew.
She said it was a pleasure to trade tales with the "inquisitive" group and compare the costs of farming in the wake of the NSW drought.
"We're paying about three times the amount for a bail of Lucerne," she said.
The Rotary Club of Wairarapa and Rotary club of Eastern Hutt will also visit Charles Sturt University, the Orange Blood Donor Centre and the Orange District Early Education Program.
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