Orla Pettman
Clubs and Activities Co-ordinator

Orla first joined the Rec Centre team when she moved to NZ in 2004. In 2008 she left the Sport & Recreation world looking for a new challenge & worked in the Travel Industry until realising the error of her ways & returning to the Rec Centre in April 2013 as Club & Activities Coordinator.

Orla was born in Ireland & it was there she studied & worked in Sport & Leisure. In 2003 a Manawatu man caught her eye, convinced her that NZ was a far better place to live & the rest is history.

“New Zealand offers so many opportunities to be active & I love how, in general, the people are more willing to give things a go. Since moving to New Zealand I’ve run half marathons, taken part in Tough guy/girl, Taupo Half Iron Man & Triathlons – I would never have had these opportunities in Ireland. I am truly passionate about Health & Wellbeing & the physical & mental benefits of living a healthy, well balanced life & I love that I get a chance to spread that passion through my work”

When she’s not taking care of her husband & three daughters, out running with the dogs or teaching group fitness classes, Orla loves to sit back on a Friday night with a glass (or two) of wine, watch a good movie or catch up with friends.

Contact Orla on o.pettman1@massey.ac.nz


Massey Contact Centre Mon - Fri 8:30am to 5:00pm 0800 MASSEY (+64 6 350 5701) TXT 5222 contact@massey.ac.nz Web chat Staff Alumni News Māori @ Massey