Bree Arnott

WIO Finalists in Sustainable Business Awards

WIO are thrilled to be among the finalists in the NZ Sustainable Business Awards! The Awards, with winners to be announced in November, are run by the Sustainable Business Network who foster sustainable business practices across all sectors by connecting people and ideas so both people and nature can prosper. The Awards, which have been running for 18 …

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New Obstacle Course at Whenua Iti!

Next time you visit Whenua Iti there’s a new Obstacle Course to tackle! We are excited to have our new Obstacle Course open for action. With thanks to funding from the Tasman District Council and the generosity of locals who donated materials for construction, we now have a fantastic course for programme participants to tackle …

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Inspiring Future Leaders at WIO

Our future leaders were brought together in the school holidays from across Nelson and Tasman to attend an Inspiring Leaders programme at Whenua Iti Outdoors.  This was the first time the programme has been run, thanks to the funding from Tasman District & Nelson Councils who gave Year 12 students from around the region the opportunity to develop their leadership skills. The students were identified by their schools as having the potential to …

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community involvement in motueka, nelson, richmond and tasman

Motueka Vocational Pathways

Are you a local youth looking for meaningful work? The Motueka Vocational Pathways (MVP) project has been established in recognition of the challenges of transitioning into the workforce that face a number of young people once they leave school.  The Vision Motueka group have challenged Motueka to become a more youth friendly town and MVP …

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Register Interest in Duke of Edinburgh’s Award

Register Interest in Duke of Edinburgh’s Award 1 Personal Details2 Course & Parent Details Award DetailsAre you already enrolled in the Award?*YesNoChoose an Award Level*BronzeSilverGoldPlease provide more details:Which dates / school holidays would you be interested in?Participant's Personal DetailsStudent Name* First Name Last Name Preferred NameDate of Birth* DD MM YYYY Age*Gender*MaleFemaleGender DiverseCurrent School* Parent / Caregiver …

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Biodiversity the Focus of New Programme at WIO

Whenua Iti Outdoors has designed the new ‘Predator Control & Conservation’ programme for secondary students to teach the importance of biodiversity management in which students will get to participate in practical, field-based community conservation projects.  The first Predator Control & Conservation Programme is set to kick off in Term 3 as part of the funded Trades Academy …

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GO WILD at Home

GO WILD at Home We have created a series of Go Wild Challenges that can be completed in you backyard with resources you will find at home. Each challenge will take 30-60mins complete and are aimed at 7+ yrs, but really, anyone can have a go. Try them all or maybe just give one or …

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EOTC Activities

EOTC Activities The team at Whenua Iti Outdoors have put together some Primary School EOTC video resources for teachers and whānau to use at home.  We hope you find them a useful addition to the distance learning opportunities  you are providing your tamariki. The activities involve being active, learning new skills, taking a break from …

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Keeping informed about Covid-19

Our site is open, and programmes are running again with some changes to adapt to current restrictions. Trades Academy programmes will recommence on 25th May. Enrolments are open for our mid year Trades Academy programmes. We will continue to keep you informed about any changes to our programmes – see below. FOR HEALTH AND EDUCATION …

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Wānanga 2020 Application Form

Te Kupenga Rangatahi Form Please complete this form if you would like to attend Te Kupenga Rangatahi Wānanga 2020. Feel free to contact us if you have any questions, or need more information to complete the form. Student Form (under 18) Adult Form (18+) Student Form (under 18) 1 Personal Details2 Course & Parent Details3 Medical Declaration4 Consents Wānanga …

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Te Kupenga Rangatahi

EVENT CANCELLED FOR 2020 We have made the very tough decision to cancel the wānanga. We felt we could not guarantee the safety of rangatahi attending the event, with numbers potentially reaching 100 and the travel required for some. BUT…. watch this space! The funding will be repurposed for a project to support rangatahi Māori …

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Register Your Interest

Register Your Interest 1 Personal Details2 Course & Parent Details Choose the Course/ProgrammeSelect the programme you wish to register your interest for.Choose a Programme*Senior Journey (ages 14-15 years)Junior Journey (ages 11-13 years)Go Wild (ages 7-10 years)Adventure Skills Development (ages 16-18 years)Discover NZ (16-18 years)Adventure Therapy (13-16 years)Please provide more details:Which dates / school holidays would you be …

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[Thanks] – Participant Information Form

Thank you for completing our form. Your information has been submitted. Your Booking Information Contact will be in touch directly if any further information is required. Please note, for participants, approval is dependent upon medical clearance. Have any Questions? Please get in touch with your Booking Information Contact: Melissa Symington – [email protected]

tower abseiling at whenua iti outdoors

Tailored Programmes – Professional

We can create a unique experiential learning programme that will be designed to meet your goals. Use our base, our facilities, access to outdoors, specialist gear and qualified instructors to design a programme suited to your group. Colleagues, friends, sports clubs or whānau – whoever makes up your group, let our experienced team design a …

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[Thanks] – Programme Application Form

Thank you for completing our Programme Application Form. Your email is on its way to our inbox. We will be in touch directly with any further information you require and with an invoice for the programme amount. Application approval is dependent upon medical clearance and payment. Have any Questions? Please get in touch.

International students in Abel Tasman with Manaaki Tāpoi

Tailored Programmes – International

We can create a unique experiential learning programme for international groups that can be designed to meet your desired outcomes using a mix of cultural, environmental or outdoors-based activities. At Whenua Iti we specialise in developing unique programmes for different groups and love working with people from different cultures to introduce them to the wonders …

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MEA – Mini Environmental Adventure

Designed for younger adventurers, the Mini Environmental Adventure Programme will extend student’s experiences of the natural world through exploration, play, asking questions and discussions. Programme Overview Students will go on a journey of discovery, fostering a connection to nature through a series of fun activities and games. The programme begins with team building activities to …

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MOA – Mini Outdoor Adventure

Designed for younger adventurers, the Mini Outdoor Adventure programme helps to develop student’s self-confidence, resilience and team work skills. Programme Overview Make the outdoors your classroom for the day! Tamariki will take part in a range of fun activities that utilise the key elements of experiential learning to get the most out of every individual. …

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Duke of Edinburgh’s Award

Duke of Edinburgh’s Award The Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award inspires youth achievement and is open to anyone aged 14-24. The Award has three levels and participants complete four sections at each level: Voluntary Service, Skills, Physical Recreation and Adventurous Journey. At Gold level, participants also complete a Residential Project. You can also choose to…

Tailored Programmes – Community & Wellbeing

We can create a unique experiential learning programme that will be designed to meet your goals. Use our base, our facilities, access to outdoors, specialist gear and qualified instructors to design a programme suited to your group. Colleagues, friends, sports clubs or whānau – whoever makes up your group, let our experienced team design a…

Tailored Programmes – Secondary Schools

We can create a unique experiential learning programme that will be designed to meet your goals. Allow your rangatahi to access the benefits of an organised, adventurous and engaging Experiential Learning programme!  We will develop a programme specific to your group of students learning needs.  For students in Year 11-13 there is an option of…

Chilldren learning swimming survival skills

Tailored Programmes – Primary Schools

We can create a unique experiential learning programme that will be designed to meet your goals. Get your students out the classroom for an organised, adventurous and engaging Experiential Learning programme!  Choose this option to get the most out of your school camp or to extend students learning on a particular unit of work.  Whenua…

Tailored Programme – Duke of Edinburgh’s Award

If you have a group of 6 or more Whenua Iti Outdoors (WIO) can tailor a programme to help you achieve your Adventurous Journey or Gold Residential components of the Award, while adventuring in our local national parks and their surrounds, such as the beautiful Kahurangi or Abel Tasman National Parks. Plan your Journey You…