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Safety Issues: who is to blame?

By Amy Dalton | May 15, 2016

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 […]

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New Courses:  Trades Academy

By Amy Dalton | April 27, 2016

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 […]

Everything – yet nothing has changed

By Amy Dalton | April 20, 2016

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 […]

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Ideas for the School Holidays: A family Picnic

By Amy Dalton | April 18, 2016

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 […]

Annual General Meeting and Yearly Catch-up

By Amy Dalton | April 8, 2016

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 – […]

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Welcome to our new website

By Ruth Barnett | March 21, 2016

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 […]

Trades Academy: Adventure Tourism Leadership

By Amy Dalton | March 4, 2016

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, […]

Manaaki Tāpoi with Marlborough Students

By Amy Dalton | March 3, 2016

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.  

Land of Clouds – Seisen University Japan

By Amy Dalton | February 1, 2016

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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