Not many people can make a subject like neuroscience burst into life. Nathan Mikaere Wallis does this with ease whilst also giving a 1000 useful ways to put this knowledge into practice in our daily lives. We have engaged Nathan to deliver staff training at the WIO base and we rate him so […]
New year, new adventure, new skills… Adventure Skills Academy is a multi-activity, residential, adventure training programme for January 2018 featuring 9 days and 8 nights of awesome adventures. The skills based programme provides the perfect platform to build your outdoors expertise and even, for those who are keen, a sound foundation for adventure racing skills. […]
This week we were very excited to invite the first students ever on the Whenua Iti Outdoors Uniformed Services Programme. Aimed at Year 12 & 13 students, the Uniformed Services programme is a taster of a career in Search & Rescue, the Coastguard, Emergency Services such as Ambulance, Fire or Police, Civil Defence or Armed […]
A few weeks ago we posted on Facebook a Nelson Mail article about a driftwood beach hut being fenced off by the Nelson City Council because of perceived safety issues. It caused a huge furore, not only from our supporters but all around the country. Comments such as “Definitely red tape gone too far” and […]
In response to requests from Schools we have just opened two new NCEA Level 3 Trades Academy Courses in Manaaki Tāpoi and Adventure Tourism Leadership. Open to Year 12 and 13 there is opportunity for students to complete up to 20 credits on each course. These programmes lead on from the Level 2 Programmes and […]
The AGM held last Monday the 11th of April was a bittersweet affair with two long standing trustees Penny Molnar and Dee Cresswell standing down from the Board after 20 and 16 years of service respectively. Here from the beginning, Penny, in particular, has a strong connection to, and memories of, the origins and mission […]
If you are short of ideas for the school holidays take advantage of the many great outdoor spots within close driving distance. There is a lot to be said for switching off from work for a day, packing a picnic, gathering up the kids and spending the day at the beach or river, just hanging […]
Join us on Monday 11th April 5:30pm for our Annual General Meeting. Held onsite in the Whenua Iti Hall, this will be an opportunity for you to hear about our busy year, find out who we are and what we are trying to achieve and to meet the people who steer Whenua Iti Outdoors – […]
We are delighted to share our new website with you. We’ve been working hard to get it ready and we are pretty excited to launch it. From a visual point of view it still looks the same as our old site with the familiar logos and banners. But from an information point of view, this […]
It was the first Trades Academy Adventure Tourism Leadership course for 2016. For the students from Nayland College, Queen Charlotte College, Marlborough Boys College, Kaikoura High School, Motueka High School and Te Aho o Te Kura Pounamu. It was a packed Rock Climbing week, with a range of activities including high ropes course, eel feeding, camping, […]
Trades Academy 2016 has kicked off with the first Manaaki Tāpoi Block for the year. Students participating come from Marlborough Boys College, Kaikoura High School and Queen Charlotte College. This is week one of a four week programme and it included; weaving with Harakeke, staying at Te Awhina Marae, lots of Te Reo and Waiata.
2016 kicked off with a group of senior students from Senior Seisen University, Osaka, Japan. They were with us for a week and enjoyed learning about our region and the natural beauty of the Abel Tasman National Park. The average age of the participants was 65, but our instructors were inspired by their enthusiasm and […]
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