Keeping informed about Covid-19

by Bree Arnott

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 UPDATES

Ministry of Education (MOE): www.education.govt.nz

Ministry of Health (MOH): www.health.govt.nz/our-work/diseases-and-conditions/covid-19-novel-coronavirus

13 May 2020

The team at Whenua Iti Outdoors are looking forward to welcoming students back to programmes as we head into Level 2.  We have adapted many of our programmes to ensure that we are ‘playing it safe’ and operating within all the Level 2 guidelines.  We pride ourselves on being creative and adaptable so please get in touch if you want to learn more about options we can provide to support youth, schools and community groups from across New Zealand. 

Trades Academy programmes will recommence on 25th May but in a slightly different format to before.  Please discuss with your school coordinators or your designated tutor for more details.  Enrolments are also open for mid-year intakes of our Trades Academy programmes. 


17 April 2020

Whenua Iti Outdoors has been classified as an Essential Service Provider for youth crisis interventions. 
This allows us to offer one on one mentoring and support for rangatahi who may be struggling in their bubble or readapting back into ‘normality’ post-lockdown. We offer this service for free as a community support mechanism. If you need to get hold of us email is still the best option for now: info@wio.org.nz

Our team are continuing to be based from home, and our site remains closed. We are currently working alongside schools to develop the best possible learning solutions for the current environment. We will be looking at new ways to deliver NCEA programmes for our partner schools within government guidelines. Please stay in touch with your suggestions via email.


25 March 2020

The Whenua Iti Outdoors site is closed but we are all still working. 
The team have all created their personal bubbles and set up their working from home stations, these vary from home offices to bike maintenance garages. 

If you need to get hold of us email is the best option for now: info@wio.org.nz


19 March 2020

Term One Overnight Programmes Postponed

Whenua Iti Outdoors in collaboration with local schools have made the decision to postpone Term One overnight programmes. This in particular impacts on the planned Trades Academy programmes that were scheduled in the next few weeks.

We will continue to monitor advice from health authorities and the Ministry of Education and act accordingly.  Further updates and changes to programmes will be communicated via our website and on social media.

Noho ora mai rā
Take care, look after yourself and each other
The team at Whenua Iti Outdoors


18 March 2020

Kia ora Koutou

Whenua Iti Outdoors remains open for upcoming programmes.  We have made adjustments to our programme delivery and increased hygiene measures according to the latest Ministry of Health guidelines. 

We are reviewing our processes daily and are taking a risk-averse approach.

Should future advice require changes to planned programme delivery we will keep you up to date via our website and on social media. We will continue to monitor advice from health authorities and the Ministry of Education and act accordingly.

Please contact us at info@wio.org.nz if participants meet any of the criteria below prior to your programme start:

  • If participant has been in contact with someone who has been in a COVID-19 hotspot and has flu-like symptoms.
  • If participant has been in close proximity with someone who has a confirmed case of COVID-19.
  • If participant bas been overseas prior to the government self-isolation measures put in place on 16 March

Noho ora mai rā

Take care, look after yourself and each other
The team at Whenua Iti Outdoors

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